Ready to rip.
Tecnica's Mach1 130 MV Men's Ski Boot isn't the tightest-fitting boot on the market—MV signifies medium volume, and the 100mm last is made for wider feet—but it's still designed to rip. The 130 flex won't be overwhelmed unless you're a 180-pound World Cup dreamer, and the ratcheting power strap and micro-adjustable buckles lock the shell and cuff down solidly against the liner, so you won't have to suffer slop just to enjoy killer performance.
You won't have to fight through pain, either, because Tecnica designed the Mach1 to be as customizable as they come. It features a C.A.S. Ultrafit Pro Race heat-moldable liner for serious personalization, along with a C.A.S. bootboard and C.A.S. shell that are designed to be ground and punched by bootfitters to improve fit and alignment (C.A.S. stands for custom adaptive shape, if you're wondering). The Mach1 also sports Tecnica's Quick Instep panel, a softer piece of plastic around the instep that makes it easier and less painful to get your boots on and off.
- 130 flex
- 100mm last
- C.A.S. shell
- C.A.S. Ultrafit Pro Race heat-moldable liner
- Quick Instep panel
- C.A.S. bootboard
- Four micro-adjustable buckles
- Ratcheting power strap
- Item #TEC001F
- Q & A
Full Nitro Overdrive with Comfort
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
When the magic flying couches start spinning here at Snowbird and Alta, and its time to punch your time-card on the raddest resort laps Utah has to offer at speeds approaching Mach Jesus; I turn to the Mach 1.
Whether I am driving fat skis in 2 feet of fresh pow through steep trees, carving across windblown ice, zippering bumps, or charging chop, this boot delivers the precise control and support required for aggressive skiing. At the same time, it is comfortable enough to be worn all day so your dogs wont be snarling when you call in sick and charge a season of pow from open to close on those sleeper free-refill days.
I am 5'8" 170lbs with a 27 mondo foot 101mm wide, with a high volume in-step and calf. I wear the 26.5 MV boot.
Out of the box, the MV version of this boot deliciously embraces my heel, arch, toes, and calf in a warm bear hug that allows me to focus on charging with confidence. After a few days the liner broke in just fine without need for modification (I prefer to keep it snug and just undo the buckles each run).
This liner was designed brilliantly. It holds the ankle and heel comfortably yet firmly through high power turns, and is warm even when my feet are immersed in single digit cold smoke all day. The ramp angle is designed for those who get low and charge, but comfortable enough for traverses and playing around with slarvy powder turns.
Durability is excellent. I did crack two shells at the instep, but now have 1.5 seasons on my latest pair (easy warranty). Liner has held up great, only requiring me to buckle one notch tighter on the buckles after over 100 days.
Interested in upping your boot game? This ultra-rad Utah ripper spent the better part of the season carving up the powdery goods and knows her stuff!
Hard Charging Boot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you're looking for a straight resort charger, you got it right here. The stiffness keeps me in control no matter how fast - loose I'm getting out there. Once I got dialed in on them, they really started working for me.
Strong, heavy boot will help you blast through anything in any conditions.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I gave these to my boyfriend for Christmas this year. He's worn them out quite a few times now and here is what he had to say about them:
"The Tecnica mach1 is a great mix of high performance and comfort. The MV boot has good toe room without having my heels feeling loose. The thermal fit area around the ankles ensures a pressure-point free fit. Canting was easy to adjust. No cons yet!"
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
It was time to upgrade the boot situation and these Tecnica boots rock, the liner is super snug and the boots are just what the foot doctor ordered. Better fit and lighter than any boot I have owned, would recommend these to my friends.
They fit, they're fast, they work!
Wanted to wait to write a review after I have used them a few days. Believe they hype, the fit of these bad mothers is for real. I've had them for a little over a month and finally was able to use them at our local ski hill. When I first purchased them I wore them around the house to break them in and start the process of that everyone dreads, getting used to new ski boots. They felt pretty good around the house, ratchet them down and fold laundry for a while. Let them begin to hurt and loosen them up and repeat. Worked pretty well 4-5 times I did that. Went to the hill yesterday figuring it would be a day of adjusting them quite a bit trying to find the sweet spot of what works and what hurts. I was mistaken, I set them and didn't touch them until I took them off 6 hours later. They fit great! They didn't hurt! And they can drive a ski like a nobody's business. The response is unbelievable, the flex is perfect for what I want from a boot. I am super thrilled I went with the Mach1 130, wouldn't think twice about another boot. It's a great all mountain expert boot that feels like a race boot but without the hurt. I hate soft flexing boots and this does not let me down. Two different widths, I went with the 100mm medium volume for my feet.
CAS Shell Before and After Punch
No the dimples on the shell aren't for aerodynamics. They are tecnica's CAS shell technology. The dimples are in the key problem fit areas of the shell. They act as a rodemap for your bootfitter to accurately and effectively fine tune the fit for your foot. The dimples reduce the surface tension of the plastic allowing your bootfitter to quickly heat and punch the plastic. The plastic cools faster than the punch will not shrink back. Less time at the bootfitter means more time on the hill in more comfortable boots
CAS Liner Punched
If your shell needs to be punched the liner can now be punched to match the shape of the shell. Something never possible before
CAS Liner Ground
The only liner on the market that can be ground in order to accurately customize the fit
The C.A.S. liner works differently than traditional ski boot liners. Instead of a liner filled with EVA padding that has to push against your foot to hold it in place Tecnica has used a firm material called micro cell that is premolded at the factory to match the exact anatomy of the foot. This creates a foam like fit where the heal and ankle is cradled all over and locked in place but without pressure of discomfort. One of the biggest benefits to this material is that it does not break down. The heal and ankle hold will last for the life of the ski boot unlike traditional liners that break down over time. To this liner can is the most customizable liner on the market. It can be ground, punched, and easily glued to. And the best part is it's a stock liner. Gone are the days of paying $700 for a boot and $200 additional for a custom liner.
More Comfortable More Customizable
The revolutionary Mach 1 from Tecnica has evolved. Now available in two separate volumes. 100mm MV and 98mm LV. These are two distinctly different molds, that differ in not only forefoot measurement but total overall volume. The 100mm MV is 7% more overall volume than the LV. Both boots look and perform exactly the same they just differ in fit. These are most anatomical lasts that Tecnica has ever created results in a better overall fit with better performance and lower overall weight. The all new Mach1 boots also feature the C.A.S. (Custom Adaptive Shape) fit system that is the most comprehensive fit system on the market. It is made up of the boot board, liner, and shell and allows the Mach1 boots to be easily and effectively customized to any foot shape.
Are you guys getting any more 27.5s in stock?
We will be getting one more at the end of October. Feel free to reach out to me directly and I can try to put it aside for you.