Tag Archive: tech fittings

Sep 28 2014

Boot Review: Tecnica upgrades Cochise for 2015

Cochise gets a make over.

  One of the better boots to come out last year, with great performance on either side of the boundary line, was Tecnica’s Cochise. It’s a mid-weight boot with a stiff forward flex and good mobility in the cuff for touring. However, it favored feet with average width but a high instep. That meant a …

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May 05 2014

Review: Devilish details of Fritschi’s Vipec

Meet the new fiddler in town - Diamir's Vipec 12

  First year products usually need a bit of refinement before they are solid. The devil is in the details they say, and some of those don’t reveal themselves until you add ignorance to the picture; something only a customer can provide. Fritschi Diamir’s new Vipec is no different. By and large it works well, …

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Apr 30 2014

Review: OMG’s TTS toe – beta, not better

TTS for 2014. Better cable posts and the first American 2-pin tech toe.

  It has been a season now since Olympus Mountain Gear has introduced their own 2-pin tele toe to make a complete binding package. The looming question, is it ready for prime time, or is it still a beta binding? Sadly, the OMG’s toe piece confirms beta status, albiet with good performance if you’re willing …

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Feb 10 2014

Review: Crispi’s NTN boots – Shiver & Evo

-10 deg. cuff ROM. Not bad, not great either.

  It has been hard to find choices in tele boots recently. Garmont shot themselves in the foot and Scott has been slow to pick up the ball. Under their breath retailers say they can’t give BD boots away. Now I’m not complaining about Scarpa being the only easy choice for tele boots out there, …

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Jan 27 2014

Backcountry Boot Roundup for 2014/15

Quadrant gets a new liner and more cuff ROM.

  When you look at sales of ski boots with a walk mode it seems like everybody is going into the backcountry. That conclusion assumes everyone who buys a ski boot with a walk mode is using it to go ski touring. In reality, a lot of folks are simply using it to make walking …

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Jun 11 2013

Review: Scarpa’s TX-Pro

Scarpa's TX-Pro — a T1 for NTN.

For those looking to transition from 75mm to NTN, Scarpa’s TX-Pro should be at the top of your list. It has all the main features you want, a tall cuff with four buckles, a sweet flexing bellows, and Dynafit inserts.

May 06 2013

First Look: Atomic’s Waymaker AT boots

Atomic's Waymaker Tour for 13/14

  One of the surprise gear revelations for next season was Atomic’s decision to double-down on backcountry boots. Atomic began their entry into the BC boot market with last year’s Tracker. It didn’t garner rave reviews but I did have the opportunity to put a pair on and walk around in them a bit. They …

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