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2015 Tecnica Mach1 Series 130

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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. 

 

 

Pics:

 

 

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

 

 

Navicular Punch 

 

 

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.

post #2 of 21

Thanks Phil, great pics...

 

The new Mach 1 130 boot is very lean and functional, and several people I talked to who skied the boot said it fit very, very well out-of-the-box, and skied with great accuracy and comfort.

My buddy Tom skied this boot as a pair, and as an A-B comparison with the Mach1 on one foot and his R9.8 130 on the other foot, and was really impressed. Watching his feet and skis on a textbook Eastern hardpack + boilerplate testing day showed the new Mach1 has great control and everyone said the feel underfoot was excellent, perhaps slightly less damp than the 9.8 130.   The liner is reportedly grinder-friendly.  Replaceable sole pieces. Limited numbers of pairs will be dribbling into select dealers in the next few weeks according to some rumors....

 

post #3 of 21

One of the complaints about the Cochise when it first came out was the instep height.  I need that and bought them because of it.  Did they change it on the re-vamp?

post #4 of 21

Very nice. I love TECNICA and am kicking myself for buying the Lange RS 130. 

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One of the complaints about the Cochise when it first came out was the instep height.  I need that and bought them because of it.  Did they change it on the re-vamp?

Middle of the foot is similar, where the change is in the toe box being a bit mor asymmetrical and the heel/ankle being much more contoured .
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Hello Phil:  Like a previous poster, I too ski the Lange RS 130, and since I am searching for a replacement. Do you believe this could be a possible replacement for the Lange for someone like myself who has a "meatier foot" (assuming it fits of course)?

 

Thanks

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Hello Phil:  Like a previous poster, I too ski the Lange RS 130, and since I am searching for a replacement. Do you believe this could be a possible replacement for the Lange for someone like myself who has a "meatier foot" (assuming it fits of course)?

 

Thanks

It absolutely could be the boot for you..as long as it fits your foot. 

post #8 of 21

Hmmm...Dolomite foot might be interested, but doesn't come in alien-green.  

post #9 of 21

Could be what I'm looking for next season.  Same BSLs as the old Demon/Cochise line? 

post #10 of 21
One thing that's really interesting about these boots is how large they seem to run. This is the only boot I've tried on in my 28.5 foot that I can get into a 26 shell without some pretty special gymnastics, swearing, and general ridiculous levels of pain.
post #11 of 21

How narrow does this boot get in the midfoot? My foot tends to run the same width to me heal about 98mm, been having a hard time finding a boot that isn't overly wide just to accommodate my midfoot.

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Tried the MACH I 110 and right of the box.....impressive.  After a period of silence the salesman finally said " you're trying to find something wrong, aren't you"?   My reply was yes and I couldn't really find anything to moan about.  Want to see the 120, but no luck so far.  If you're looking for new boots....try these on if you can find them.

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Originally Posted by Calbearski View Post
 

Hello Phil:  Like a previous poster, I too ski the Lange RS 130, and since I am searching for a replacement. Do you believe this could be a possible replacement for the Lange for someone like myself who has a "meatier foot" (assuming it fits of course)?

 

Thanks


I just came back with a pair of these, after trying and comparing with Lange RS 130 Wide, HEAD Raptor 130, Fischer Progressor 130 and more. I *much* preferred these over the Lange RS 130 Wide. This new Tecnica shell (100mm last) is more contoured and leaves more room than any other boot around the ankles and outer side of the foot, without feeling loose. It felt as stiff as the Lange RS 130 and HEAD Raptor 130, with the Progressor coming a distant last (I own RC4 Vacuums and yes they never felt as stiff as claimed). My trouble areas are ankles, toe box and heel. The Lange feels flat by comparison against the ankle, but that is the norm for most ski boots I tried. Another point of interest: I ended up getting a size smaller in Tecnica Mach1 than I would have gotten in all other brands. It may be that the new Tecnica shell runs a bit larger, but I am inclined to think that the better contour allows for a more snug fit with less of the pain. Let’s hope this holds true once the season begins :-)

 

I should mention that this is the first pair of Tecnica boots I bought, since their shells were always prohibitively painful for me. A distant second in terms of comfort was the HEAD Raptor. If your ankles are not too large, and you rarely have problems in the toe box or outer side of the foot, I would look at the HEADs as well.

post #14 of 21
Bare in mind that the Head raptor 130 only has the bottom pin in the boot spine. Once you put in the middle, it will be stiffer. Torsionally, it still wins given the block sole. Put the top pin in on a cold day, and for most folks, it's a brick. That said, the Mach 1 130 is going to take a big bite out of Lange's 100mm last RX/RS sales. It's really a well done product. I'm not easily impressed by the shiny and new, but on occasion, something really sweet walks into the room.
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I haven't been able to locate the canted sole blocks. Anyone have a link or further info? Thanks.

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I haven't been able to locate the canted sole blocks. Anyone have a link or further info? Thanks.

Your local dealer should be able to order them in for you Tecnica has them in stock. 

post #17 of 21
If you don't mind me asking, what is a canted sole block??? I just got a Mach 130 lv and trying to learn as much about it,thx
post #18 of 21
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If you don't mind me asking, what is a canted sole block??? I just got a Mach 130 lv and trying to learn as much about it,thx

 

One where the top and bottom aren't /quite/ parallel but are deliberately off, to the outside or inside.      It is done to offer the not-quite-aligned skier an approximate alignment without grinding the boot.

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I have only been skiing a few years, but last year I had a religious experience at Alta off the Collins lift.  I had virtually a perfect day of skiing that changed my perspective of life (the Heavens whispered to me while the Angels sang)  Now all I can think of is how I can improve my skill set to the point where I can experience that same state of ecstasy every time I hit the slopes.  My first mission is to find a replacement for my worn out  Salomon Performas' that I have been using the last 9 years.  I just ordered a pair of Mach 1's (due to this and every other thread that I could find online) and hope they will help me continue on my journey.  I look forward to placing my comments here on how it worked out for me... maybe in a couple of months.  But I am curious about one thing.  Is there a meaning to the color of the shell?  I am definitely not into fashion or bothered by minor things like aesthetics (though, IMHO, the Mach 1 will not win any fashion awards due to it's color and graphics), but I have noticed a few color-coding patterns involved with ski attire (ski staff wear blue jackets, women boots are often white, rental boots are typically grey, race boots are blue, etc.).  Is it just my imagination or is there a rule book out in the universe that dictates such things?  Another thing.  Skiers are almost always... skinny.

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I have only been skiing a few years, but last year I had a religious experience at Alta off the Collins lift.  I had virtually a perfect day of skiing that changed my perspective of life (the Heavens whispered to me while the Angels sang)  Now all I can think of is how I can improve my skill set to the point where I can experience that same state of ecstasy every time I hit the slopes.  My first mission is to find a replacement for my worn out  Salomon Performas' that I have been using the last 9 years.  I just ordered a pair of Mach 1's (due to this and every other thread that I could find online) and hope they will help me continue on my journey.  I look forward to placing my comments here on how it worked out for me... maybe in a couple of months.  But I am curious about one thing.  Is there a meaning to the color of the shell?  I am definitely not into fashion or bothered by minor things like aesthetics (though, IMHO, the Mach 1 will not win any fashion awards due to it's color and graphics), but I have noticed a few color-coding patterns involved with ski attire (ski staff wear blue jackets, women boots are often white, rental boots are typically grey, race boots are blue, etc.).  Is it just my imagination or is there a rule book out in the universe that dictates such things?  Another thing.  Skiers are almost always... skinny.

 

 

Well, first off, Tecnica  has just about owned orange for it's top boot since the early 90s.      Sure, there have been some orange Atomics and Salomons and Rossis - but,  really,  Tecnica does orange.    



As to that specific  combination,  I will direct you to:  The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours, and their Application to the Arts 

 

Quote:
 Orange and bright Green.
(212.)   1.  Orange, Green, &c.
           2.   Black, Orange, Green, &c. 
           3.    Black, Orange, Black, Green, Black, &c. 
                     The Black combines very well with Orange and Bright Green, for the same reason that it does with Orange and Yellow.  If in the assortment 2 we prefer White to Black, I think we cannot in the assortment 3.
                    I recommend to artists the combination of Black with the binary assortments  Orange and Yellow, and Orange and Green. 
 


So Tecnica's designers are not being greatly daring  or  risque  here - not even for 1855. 

 

Oh, and as to your last observation - don't, ever, go to a beer league racing event.     There are skiers and physiques and race suits that belong together far less than the colours you noted. 


Edited by cantunamunch - 12/14/15 at 6:21pm
post #21 of 21

So... I guess I should hem-up my cuffs just a little higher and work on improving my day lodge strut?

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