As far as you're concerned, ski boots just aren't stiff enough. That's why you're looking at the Lange RX 130 Ski Boots. With a flex of 130 it's safe to say there's not much out there that offers more support. The last width is still made for human feet - it's a very reasonable 100mm. Control Fit creates an anatomically-correct shell design that follows the contours of your foot, with specific attention paid to the instep to avoid pressure points and discomfort. Lange's Cam Lock system provides extra support, allowing you to actually ratchet down the power strap. An Ultra Grip sole helps to give you solid footing when you're not in your skis.
What happens when a downhill racer with thighs of steel meets a free spirit with alpine wanderlust? Very likely, the Lange RX 130 Ski Boot, an all-mountain powerhouse with stiff 130 flex and insatiable curiosity. And its warm, high-density liner means this next generation can rove and rip all day in comfort.
|Anatomical Padding:||strong and comfortable ankle and heel hold|
|Buckle Material:||Extruded Aluminum|
|Canting:||+/- 1,5 degrees|
|Flex Index:||130 Flex / Stiff|
|Forefoot Width:||100 mm|
|Instep Pocket:||increased circulation and warmth|
|Last:||Last width - 100mm|
|Materials:||Polyether Shell/ Polyurethane Cuff - Mono Injection|
|Number of Buckles:||4|
|Number of Micro Buckles:||4|
|One Piece Toe Box:||greater toe comfort|
|Power Strap:||Camlock 40mm|
|Power Wedge Tongue:||superior leg wrapping for enhanced precision and sensitivity|
|Prewired For Heat:||No|
|Saddle Stitched Seams:||eliminates pressure points|
|Shipping Restriction:||This item is not available for shipment outside of the United States.|
|Ski Gear Intended Use:||All Mountain|
|Sole:||Ultra grip for maximum traction|
|Special Features:||Ultra Grip Soles|
|Strap:||Camlock 40mm power strap|
|True Lasted Liner:||provides accurate fit and immediate response|
|Ultra Grip soles:||maximum traction and grip for hiking and walking|
|Lange RX 130 LV Ski Boots||$361.90 - $649.99|
|Lange XT 130 Ski Boots||$699.95|
|Lange RS 130 Boot||$649.95 - $800.00|
After trying all of the 100 mm lasted stiff boots that Backcountry is selling this year, I ended up on this one. The boot flexes really soft indoors and doesn't become a fully beefed 130 flex until the temp hits about 25 is what I read, but I can't confirm or deny that (only can agree that the boot is soft at room temp). What I can say is that the Lange 100mm last is perfect for people who dont' want to swim in their boots but have midfoot pain when buckling down the narrower lasted (usually 97 or 98mm) offerings in the 130 flex range. This boot fits me out of the box better than my previous boot (a Lange 130 WC) even after it had hours of work done on it. Even if I'm going to lose a bit of stiffness, I think the happy feet will make me ski harder.
The boot is overall still much lower volume than Tecnica's demon series, although the demons flex stiffer. Compared to the XT 130, I felt that the RX had a much more progressive flex. The fit was almost exactly the same, but the RX has a MUCH nicer stock liner than the XT. I will update this review with some on-snow notes later in the season.
I didnt buy these here (mistake #1)...I have about 120 days on a pair of these. They are stiff (they do feel softer in warmer temps, but dont all boots?) I am extremely pleased with how they ski/feel but have had a problem Lange shells. These were a warranty replacement for Super Banshees which also cracked. I super attentive during closure so I know thats not the issue. I think there are 2 possible issues. 1) they crack right where the upper cuff hits the overlap during flex, so it could be that the strap to the lower buckle has a sharp edge. 2) When you take the boot off the tongue gets pinched in between the overlap. Over time, it may be that this leaves a small cut in the overlap that begins to open when stressed. Either way I need boots that last longer than 1 1/2 seasons.Not a big fan of cam lock either. They are heavy, and difficult to thread when its bitter cold.replaced em with a standard powerstrap.
Too bad because I like these boots otherwise.