Tecnica has revamped their 100mm boot collection for 2015, they have exercised their Demons and are now moving at Mach Speed. Yes, the Demon series is gone, the new Mach series, while for even a close up distance looks very similar to the Demon, it is a completely new shape for Tecnica. Starting off with the outer shell, if you put the two shells side by side, you will see significantly more contour to not only the lower clog but also the upper cuff. The toe box is more asymetric than the our going design, the medial side of the shell has more contour and there is a prominent punch for the navicular bone. The shape of the cuff matches the leg much better now and the contouring above the inside ankle bone to the tibia matches very well. There are come carry over features from teh previous generation such as the ingenious toe & heel lugs that can be swapped with tech fitting or replaced with 1* canted versions.
The new part of this boot that Tecnica is especially proud of of the new Custom Adaptive Shape (C.A.S.) liner that comes in the 110,120 and 130 flex models. This new liner is one of the more anatomically shaped liners and can be thermo molded to fit a multitude of foot shapes. TheMach1 90 and softer have Tecnica’s Ultrafit liners.
While I usually ski in a 98mm shell, I took the new Mach1 out for a day on snow and while I felt I had some extra room on the forefoot of the shell (not unexpected for my low volume c width foot)I did find the back half of the boot to fit quite well and overall the fit was very uniform and comfortable. I can see this boot skiing very well for a skier that has a meatier foot than mine.
Note the prominent pockets for the ankle bones
A complete new liner shape & design-Front
A complete new liner shape & design-Side
C-A-S Custom Adaptive Shape
A much more anatomic look down the throat
The new Cochise series for 2015 also has received similar revisions and upgrades with a more anatomic shape and an additional 6* of range in the walk feature.