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Tecnica Dragon 120 HiPerFit Boot - Men's

Posted

Pros: Fit and the 'I've stuck my foot into a coy carp' looks

Cons: Haven't found any

I am a 50 yr old Lev 7/8 skier (5'10" 190lbs) who is lucky to ski 10 days a season and have been a recreational skier since 1985. This boot has changed my skiing completely. Much more precision in everything I do than the old Salomons which had a 100 shell rating. I love them!biggrin.gif

They are an absolute pleasure to wear. So much so that I find I forget to unbuckle when I go to lunch on the hill.  I was concerned they were too stiff for me but was reassured by my bootfitter Craig Steadman (Bris, Australia and BootDoctors Telluride / Masterfit Bootdoctor) that I was burly enough to ski them. I'm so glad I took his advice.

Posted

Pros: Good flex, put you forward it the boot

Cons: retains water

Really love this boot, It may be that this was the first "good" boot that I have ever had, but apart from that I was amazed by what it did for my technique. smile.gif Besides the look sexy will my new bindings. My main complaint is not really a complaint, last year I accidentally skied through a giant puddle, it took 1 week and a half for me to dry the boot out entirely.

Posted
This boot fits my style of skiing to a tee.  High speed carving, tight tree skiing and whatever softs I can find.  The power input to ski is tight and consis.  It allows you to fine tune the application of hip flexion to knee to boot to edge to snow.  Coupled with Head Monster IM 85's it's an old cruisers dream.  Old knees prevent me from commenting on its functionality in the bumps.,

Posted

Stiff boot, great power transfer with excellent torsional rigidity, yet amazingly comfortable

Boot fitted by Andy Burford at Jindabyne Sports

Stretched to widen, foot bed inserted, cant adjustment etc

I am 5' 8", 75 kg, level 9 skier, narrow ankles, high arches and wide forefoot (Australian sun and surf lifestyle I guess?)

Other bonuses, easy entry/exit and replacable heel and toe pieces
Update 2010 ; Comfortable all day, bindings dont even need releasing for lunch breaks! Bindings do need cranking up for gate running tho.

 

 

Tecnica Dragon 120 HiPerFit Boot - Men's
Description:

Borrowing from the concepts that define their competition race boots, Tecnica designed the Men s Dragon 120 HiPerFit Boot for expert and pros skiing in all conditions. This boot features triple density plastic shell construction to give you hard, responsive zones for optimal power transfer and soft areas for ease of entry and comfort. Tecnica gave the Dragon 120 four ultra-thin carbon steel buckles that provide five times the strength of magnesium and an extremely low profile. The included ultraflex booster strap has a built in flex and rebound feature and adds progressive flex, shock absorption and rebound energy to the Dragon 120. A grippy, bi-injected A.V.S. sole design means no more slip-and-falls in parking lots.

Details:
DetailValue
Binding Compatibility
Cuff
Flex Rating
Last (mm)
Liner Material
Micro Adjustable
Model Year
Number of Buckles
Recommended Level
Replaceable soles
Shell
Shell Material
Sizes
Thermo-moldable Liner
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Style: 10142900 051, Color: Orange/Smoke, Size: 26.510142900 051-265883506234861
Style: 10142900 051, Color: Orange/Smoke, Size: 25.510142900 051-255883506234847
Style: 10142900 051, Color: Orange/Smoke, Size: 28.510142900 051-285883506234908
Style: 10142900 051, Color: Orange/Smoke, Size: 27.510142900 051-275883506234885
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