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October 6, 2010
You’ll see a lot of instructors and patrollers in this one—just wide enough for all-day comfort, but well balanced and plenty responsive to the moves of a skilled technician. Again, liner integrity is key—firm but anatomically shaped and skillfully manufactured.
October 6, 2010
Women with narrow feet (or good bootfitters) will prefer the accuracy of the 97-millimeter-wide RX Pro 100, but the RX 100 kept testers happy with a comfortable fit, fur liner, and plenty of responsiveness. It comes in 90- and 80-flex versions too.
October 6, 2010
In general, the RX is slightly wider than the RS, with a 100-millimeter forefoot width, compared to 97 in the RS. (Exceptions: Lange makes a 97-millimeter RX Pro 130 and a 100-millimeter RS 110 Wide.) With the new stance, testers found it skis more from the heel than the forefoot, but they had no trouble adjusting.
October 6, 2010
Women get their versions of the Inferno too, with lower, scalloped cuffs and female-specific fits. With a snug fit, a 100 flex, and a warm, velvety liner, the Crush is a nice compromise between power-when-you-need-it and all-day comfort. Easy to get on and off, too.
October 6, 2010
If the 130 (or even the 110) is stiffer than you want, the Blaze is considerably more relaxed. (Your first clue: the faux fur.) The liner is more padded, the sole is unreinforced, and the boot board is rubberized to absorb shocks, but the foot-hold is similarly precise—and it’s even easier to get on and off.
October 6, 2010
Testers warn that the fit is aggressive, but they love the performance. The upright stance requires an adjustment, but it’s well balanced for high edge angles on hard snow. It grips the foot like a race boot, but a panel of soft plastic at the throat makes it stunningly easy to get on.
October 6, 2010
Finally, a true expert-freeride Dobermann for women—and raves from our testers to go with it. It’s race-snug and powerful, with freeride-appropriate shock absorption, a calf-friendly cuff, and a cush fur liner (which feels tight but packs out quickly). A strong boot for strong girls.
October 6, 2010
If basic black isn’t your style, meet the Jah—an all-mountain adaptation of the Dobermann 130 Pro with more youthful graphics. It gets extra shock absorption and a fur liner, and the boot board isn’t bolted down, as in the Pro 130, so it’s a little less touchy.
October 6, 2010
Part of the Dobermann race collection, the new Spitfire offers race-type fit and performance in an all-mountain flex. Consider also the HR Pro 125, which is an all-mountain version virtually indistinguishable in performance.
October 6, 2010
The women’s version of the Impact series is flawless. With the 100-millimeter last and expandable shell, it’s hard to imagine a foot it won’t fit comfortably. Its 85-flex performance keeps most experts happy, with the integrity learners need too. Want more oomph? Get the Idol 9 or the snug, race-bred Instinct (both 90 flex).