If you appreciate innovation and free speed, then pay close attention; the future is here. Dynafit’s partnership with Pierre Gignoux, a highly decorated French skimo racer and mad boot-scientist, has been fruitful. The DNA Pintec boot is a wonder to behold.
Pintec is a tech-system that enables crazy weights, super-fast transitions, and better responsiveness. Take the traditional Dynafit toe and heel system and flip it inside out: that’s the Pintec system. The toe of the boot features two spring-loaded cartridges, one on each side, that stick outward and slide into the recessed holes in the binding. The binding toe is incredibly simple with scarcely a moving part; just a solid block of aluminum. The heel uses a small ramp to force the heel piece open which then snaps shut for secure skiing while still allowing for lateral release.
The binding system is hogging the spotlight, but the DNA race boot remains one of the most advanced and highest performing boots on the market. Use it on small skis, use it on big skis, use it when the temperature plummets, use it for summer skiing, use it anywhere you please. Just promise not to kick too many rocks with the carbon fiber shell. The DNA Pintec boot is perfect for those of us that enjoy skiing more vertical feet per week than an average resort skier.
- Bikini liner provides totally unrestricted walking capabilities.
- Internal lacing system locks your heel down for control on the way up and down.
- Full carbon shell is stiff, transmits power, and is light, light, light.
- Palau race liner is heat moldable for decent comfort at minimal weight.
- Includes Dynafit’s P49 binding, which is the only compatible binding with the DNA Pintec boot.
|Weight (pair)||1072g |
||Upper cord, ankle latch|
||12° or 18°|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Hand-crafted in France|
|Bottom Line||World class skimo kit|
|Compare to other Race Boots|
Questions & Reviews
so the PG dna comes in half sizes like 27.0 and 27.5. Is the shell the same size from 27.0 and 27.5 and the only difference is the liner? Because there are no solelengths given for half sized sizes. Only for 27.0 = 280mm 28.0 = 290mm and so on.
But whta is the solelength for 27.5 ?
(Makes sense though, given that PG just has to shave down a wooden form a bit to create a half size, as opposed to manufacturing a new mold for a plastic boot.
And more of a need too for half sizes given the impossibility of individual mods for blowing out a small size.)
If I use it only for racing or minimal training days I could get away with it without adjustment....maybe. But last year I did a 24 hr 32k vert day and had to get the boots blown out a bit more leading into the effort otherwise I wouldn't have Made it.
Thanks for any help in this recommendation or in another boot like the Mezzalama or the PDG or something.
Trying to figure out what my bsl is... size 29
I have used this boot a few times and have realized that the forefoot width in the toe box is somewhat wider than in the previous PG from 2018. The midfoot is also quite wide as well. The forefoot volume is very low. It feels snug and means that my forefoot does not move around very much. Generally, these boots feel like a snug slipper that was made to fit my foot.
For reference, the previous 2018 PG was slightly narrow on my foot.
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