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Full Tilt First Chair: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

Full Tilt First Chair: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

Based on the classic Raichle design from the eighties—with some cool updates—the First Chair has impressive quickness edge to edge and, of course, the trademark progressive flex. But it's...

Nordica Supercharger Blower - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Nordica Supercharger Blower - Alpine Boots: Reviews

One of the best all-mountain boots this year, the expert-level Blower "feels like an F1 car with monster-truck suspension," said one tester. And while we don't normally condone manfur, it's what...

Tecnica Inferno Blaze 110: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

Tecnica Inferno Blaze 110: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

Testers loved how this intermediate/advanced boot combined a great out-of-the-box fit with a smooth and predictable flex in all conditions. "Great feel without sacrificing ankle flex," said one...

Lange Comp Pro - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Lange Comp Pro - Alpine Boots: Reviews

You can't see the changes. But by tweaking the shape of the lower shell (it's more upright) and upper cuff (less forward lean), Lange has created the most responsive expert-level boot we've ever...

Salomon Quest 12: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

Salomon Quest 12: Alpine Ski Boots Reviews

The Quest likes to ski the resort, boot-pack, and occasionally go on tours. Sound familiar? While it weighs about 30 percent less than your average alpine boot and has a walk mode, it's no softie on...

Atomic D2 VF 75 W - Alpine Skis: Reviews

Atomic D2 VF 75 W - Alpine Skis: Reviews

ALL MOUNTAIN Good for All Mountain Developing an easy-flexing ski that still offers hard-snow performance has long been the holy grail of ski design. With the World Cup–inspired D2 (or...

Lange Competite - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Lange Competite - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Good for All Mountain A first of its kind for expert women, the incredibly precise and powerful Competite is not your average girlie boot. The women-specific cuff is snug in all the right places,...

Nordica HR Pro 115W - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Nordica HR Pro 115W - Alpine Boots: Reviews

Good for All Mountain Our favorite all-mountain, intermediate to advanced-level boot this year. Based on the company's newest high-performance shell, the HR Pro has a lower cuff for women and a...

Nordica Hot Rod 105 - Alpine Skis: Reviews

Nordica Hot Rod 105 - Alpine Skis: Reviews

Good for Resort A slightly detuned version of Nordica's famed Speedmachine boot, the all-mountain Hot Rod skis incredibly well right out of the box. And because its boot board is rubberized...

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