One tester called it the Airbus A380 of ski boots, but it was unanimously voted the best-skiing boot of the bucket brigade. The keys here are simplicity and smart design-good stance angles (though a bit upright for skinny-calf guys), tough-enough 110 flex, lateral strength from boot board through cuff, and a fit shape made for big guys. The flex is even and progressive, testers said, with no shin bite or inconsistency. "Despite the large living room, it skied well. Good edge power." Notes: Neutral stance angles and polyether shell construction combine for balanced and powerful skiing without sacrificing comfort--easier entry with new notched shell construction and cushy-but-not-mushy liner layup.