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Tecnica Diablo Fire


Pros: Soft enough for ex-racers approaching the big Six Oh.

Cons: Color belies the comfort

As I get back into shape, I'm finding I might eventually wish I'd gone with the stiffer Magnesium/competition model.

In the shop - out of the box - this boot will appear to be almost too rigid, but it breaks in very well after say 8-24 days.

I have yet to play with the tuning adjustments to tighten up the forward lean. So far the strap is all I've used. Two seasons in.

Ever since skishop widened shell at balls of toe joints, this boot has retained not only warmth and comfort, but a feel for the skis' sweet spot like no other boot I have ever owned.


Pros: Awesome Boot - Customizeable to conditions and to abillity

Cons: Heel and Toe Wear on Parking Lots


Insane boot for Expert skiers who need an answer to every kind of condition - Very quick and Very Responsive. Very Comfortible and Unbelieveably flexible through a full array of easy adjusments that you can make on the mountain to customize the boot to your needs.  Need more flex - unlock the back etc. As I said, it's a great all condition boot, maybe not really stiff enough for competition  but fantastic for everything else.  Used in -  New Mexico and Colorado - 2008 - 2009. 


Flex - 90 but can be adjusted to 100 locking down back Flex Lock

Cuff  - Ideal Height but comes with an adjustible Spoiler if you want more boot height

Size - Runs Long! - I wear a 27.5 Mondo and went down to 26.5 to get good fit

Toe Box -  102mm - a D/E width. Runs Wide.
Comfort Level - High -

On and Off - Very Easy
Adjustibility - Awesome
Original Retail Price -  New $675 - 2007

 Current Price -  New $400 - 2009 

General Information - It comes with a rear spoiler to adjust for cuff height and flanges that insert into sides of the liner to narrow grip. There are several types of liners to choose from when buying - an Ultra Fit which conforms over time, a Hyperfit which molds to the foot and a Hot Form which is heat moldable (only available in some models). Toes and heels can be replaced as they wear down in parking lots, and buckles can be replaced if broken. You can even buy new 2010 liners to update. You can get all the spare parts online from Tecnica - at TecnicaUSA.com


Tecnica Diablo Fire

Slightly softer and more forgiving than the Magnesium, the Fire is more responsive and performance oriented. It will take you all over the mountain and let you shine in any terrain or snow condition. The Diablo Fire Hotform is state of the art in terms of ski boot technology and know-how, making it an excellent choice for Level 7 - 10 skiers who demand performance and comfort, and like the option of adjustable flex and forward lean. The foundation of the boot is Tecnica's 3D Density Technology, which uses hard density plastic for the sole unit, heel and toe box; medium density strong yet lightweight plastic moulded in a ribbed structure around the forefoot; and soft density plastic for the instep to facilitate entry and exit and give amazing foot wrapping. The new Rapid Access gate cuff also enables simple entry and closure without compromising lateral response. For perfect balance the Dual Pivot canting system adjusts the cuff to align with your lower leg.

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Micro Adjustable
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Replaceable soles
Shell Material
Thermo-moldable Liner
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