The Waymaker Carbon 130 has the heel and ankle hold and strong lateral set-up reminiscent of Atomic’s bawdy Redster Pro. It put narrow and wide skis on a rail and held them there at mach speeds and through the hard and soft stuff alike. The combination of the injected carbon throughout the rear control center of the boot and Atomic's revised Free/Lock cuff release mechanism made the boot cuff stable in all directions. And it did so without any gappy turbo-lag in the connection between upper and lower boot. But the cuff-releasing Waymaker isn't all burliness and badass. It has a softer side-literally. The lateral forefoot has a stealth Live Fit panel that can accommodate a wide forefoot bulge. A big plus for thick-footed skiers with higher volume feet. Testers called it roomy like a Hawx, but with a more precision feel.