The Carbonio version of the TLT7 is the new high-end model featuring a carbon-fiber cuff-stiffener. Dynafit switched to lower cost Titantex fiber on the Performance version, leaving an opening for a new boot with full-carbon performance. The Carbonio boots feature the same new UltraLock 3.0 design that combines the upper and lower buckles into one switch. Dynafit has done away with the removable tongue system in the TLT7, opting for a simpler design that retains much of the tongued ski performance and the un-tongued walkability. The result is a boot that weighs less than a kilogram and will take you wherever you want to go.
Speed Nose* design eliminates the toe welt and improves climbing efficiency.
UltraLock 3.0 system also closes the lower buckle via a specially routed cable.
Carbon-fiber lambda frame is a cuff stiffener in lateral and forward directions.
Toe pins closer to the ball of your foot means the most ergonomic stride yet.
Master Step inserts are easier to step in and stronger for handling big skis.
Performance light liner is a lightweight design that breaths and stays warm.
Snow Dynamics concept is a shape tailored for plowing through powder.
* Note: The nose eliminates the traditional toe bail so a special adapter is needed for automatic crampons.
I'm very interested in this boot. I've tried it and it's hard to say which size I am. In the 26.5 my longer left foot hits the front of the boot in walking mode. In the 27, I float a bit. No the liners haven't been heated. Would you try to punch the front of the boot or use thicker soles and likes to make the bigger boot more snug?
Any real world comparisons yet on how much stiffer the Carbonio will be over the TLT 7 Performance? Also- is there something about this Carbonio book that won't allow any punching in the forefoot? I ask b/c I noticed you wrote this about the TLT 7 Performance:
"Grilamid® lower shell is still the best combination of weight and rigidity, and can be punched".
Lastly- I think in one of the questions on the TLT7 performance you mention (or else someone does elsewhere) that the TLT7 isn't as stiff as the TLT 6 with the black tongue in. Since I only use the black tongues (and wish for a bit more power) I was hoping that Carbonio may be stiffer than TLT6 w/ black tongue...
Hi Steve, the lower shell is still workable since the carbon is in the cuff. We haven't been able to ski the Carbonio version yet (it is a limited production and there were no samples), but I don't expect a huge leap in forward stiffness versus the performance version. The effects will be felt more laterally.
Hi wag, yes on both accounts. Though not used in the field yet, we played with installing it on some crampons. First you have to remove the existing bail which can be a bit of an effort with some models. The installation is fairly straightforward and seems reasonably secure. We suspect a lot of folks will opt to use a semi-auto or universal crampon instead though.