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Lange RS 130 Ski Boot - Men's Reviews

Positive Reviews

uphill edge

Exacting, purpose-built


Pros: Direct input, burly, honest (see below)

Cons: Merciless if poorly fitted; tends to be cold

I actually own and ski the "Wide" version of this boot, from 2013-14. 6'0" 240lbs advanced/expert (not pro-level) skier; 40-50 dpy on Eastern resorts w/ 3-4dpy big mountain resorts. I'm a recreational skier who has within the last three years become a patroller. I think that's an important data-point, as these boots are race-lineage shells from a race-royalty company with a reputation. I was never a racer. OTOH, I'm bigger than the average skier which makes my inputs more aggressive as a factor of physics. I find these boots to be stiff enough to handle my skiing on eastern frontside pitches -- ice and rock-hard bumps included. They don't fold up. Edge-to-edge control is on point. They...
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Negative Reviews


Lange RS 130 Boots


Pros: Nice color

Cons: No replaceable heel/toe inserts,cheap strap, buckles.

Me: 6"2, 150 lbs. 58 yrs old, athletic. Advanced intermediate.Low volume foot.Used with Line Prophet 100's.Love powder sking. Like many people I was skiing in boots that were too big, so I decided to spend the big buckos to get the expertise of a boot fitter.The control is better but I can't say it's revolutionary. For the price I'm not impressed with the quality.Namely the lack of heel/toe inserts, cheap looking buckles and thin booster strap compared to Nordica. Not impressed.

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Great boot, not for big ankles


Pros: Very firm fit. excellent control

Cons: Wide ankle = numb feet.

I really wanted to make these boot work for me, but no matter how much I try I can't go more then 20 minutes before my feet go numb. It issue is the tight, form fitting ankle is compressing the vein above my ankle and cutting off circulation. Ironically the same feature that makes them such a excellent controllable boot, has done me in.

Great race boot


Pros: Fit is great, response excellent. You'll feel the ski and thus the hill. The pull up tonge make in/out easier then one expects with a race boot.

Cons: Spend the extra money to have a real proffesional fit it, too much boot/money to just let a sales person do it. A little tough getting in and out of.

Great hill and ski feel - like a direct connection to the ski. Super responsive yet comfortable but don't look to relax too much using them, you do have to stay fully engaged in the moment or they'll seemingly go off without you (not particularly untypical of this caliber boot, but a bit friskier than the Banchee 9). Might also be me needing to improve too! However they're a very "honest" boot and they have very solid, quick, positive and direct control - but with that said it's clear they are meant to be "directed" by the skier pretty much all the time. Probably some of that is coupled with the performance level of the ski one is on, i.e. performance/race...
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Lange RS 130


Pros: Best damn boot I have ever had

Cons: No rubber soles

I had to write this review after reading one that didn't exactly "review" the quality or experience of the boot. This is the best boot i have ever owned.  Grew up racing in AK, like to ski very fast and aggressive, 90% off piste.   The new "natural stance" is something that you feel right away, 4 degrees ramp in boot board, and 12 degrees forward lean.  You can steer the ski with your entire leg/foot as opposed to the old "racer stance" boots of old that I always felt was at the top of the boot/shin.  Not as tiring either, as I am more upright all day as opposed to being "knees bent, ass out" in the lift line. The fit is amazing, it fits perfect without a lot of...
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