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Ankle Fit

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September 14, 2011
One of a host of new side- and backcountry-ready boots built to handle aggressive descents, the Hurricane comes ready to step into alpine or AT bindings and includes lugged soles for ski mountaineering. The boots weigh only eight pounds, four ounces per pair but earned tester praise for their downhill power and ability to drive big skis over challenging terrain—inbounds and out. Scarpa’s PowerBlock walk/ski mechanism is exceptionally rigid in ski mode but allows plenty of ankle articulation for striding uphill. Warm, light Intuition liners provide a custom fit. The Booster strap acts like another buckle, making this rip-ready charger exceptionally responsive. [$739; scarpa.com]
October 7, 2010
The top-performing women’s Krypton comes with two liner choices: ID, the foot-wrapping Intuition liner for women with warmth and fit issues; and a traditional ready-to-ski liner. As with any Krypton, the narrow fit, progressive flex, and lower hinge point define its performance.
October 7, 2010
For the aggressive big-mountain skier looking for a snug fit, the Squad Pro offers race-bred performance with a grippy, hike-ready sole. The forward lean is fairly pronounced, suiting it well to an attacking style. The liner is handsomely crafted with comfortable materials.
October 7, 2010
For the aggressive big-mountain skier looking for a snug fit, the Squad Pro offers race-bred performance with a grippy, hike-ready sole. The forward lean is fairly pronounced, suiting it well to an attacking style. The liner is handsomely crafted with comfortable materials.
October 7, 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 7, 2010
Testers loved the new upright stance. It’s quite a change from forward-leaning Langes of the past, but the adjustment is an easy one. And the fit is noticeably better for a variety of feet, without sacrificing the steering power you get from a snug heel pocket.
October 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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.