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Movement Alp Tracks Performance Boot

Brand: Movement
Model: Alp Tracks Performance Boot
Availability: No Longer Carry

The Movement Performance boots sure do look good on the Alp Tracks skis! The sleek black kicks are a solid ski touring boot that will get you up and down the mountains quickly. In walk mode, the boots feature 62° of ankle articulation and a quick-release top buckle / power strap combo. One flip of the buckle and simple transition switch and you’ll be ready to cruise. The downhill chops come from the X-frame structural element built into the lightweight Grilamid shell. This raised pattern prevents the lower shell from bowing out during forward flex, a common occurrence with some comparables. The Alp Tracks Peformance model features a high-quality Palau liner that can be heat molded or just skied. The lower closure uses a wire to pull from multiple directions with one buckle, offering a quick, secure fit. The Movement ATPs are fuss-free lightweight ski touring boots that won’t break the bank.

  • Power strap integrated with the upper buckle provides a smooth, progressive flex.
  • Simple ski/walk mode switch is operated with a pull or push, no fussing around.
  • Grilamid X-frame lower shell resists bowing and Pebax upper cuff just performs.
  • Dynafit certified tech inserts means you’ll have a reliable entry and release.
  • Skywalk rubber bases are super light with stronger compounds in key areas.
  • ERGO micro-adjustable lower buckle pulls a wire from multiple directions.
  • Shell and inserts are compatible with tech, frame, and even Kingpin binders.
  • Thermo-moldable Palau Light Touring liners are warm and give ample support.
  • Double density tongue is flexible on uphill areas and stiffer on others.
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
1210g [27]
Weight (pair) 2420g [27]
Buckles 1 + Velcro OCB
Boot Sole Length 279mm [25/25.5]
289mm [26/26.5]
299mm [27/27.5]
309mm [28/28.5]
319mm [29/29.5]
Binding Compatibility Tech, Frame, Kingpin
Cuff Rotation 62º
Forward Lean(s) 16°
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials Grilamid and Pebax
Liner Palau light touring thermo
Sole M-Grip
Skimo Co Says
Usage Lightweight touring, all-mountain
Notes Molded "X" frame enhanced power transmission
Bottom Line Ideal companion for long ski days
3/25/2018
by Robert Bonelli (downright abused product)
 
Climb with ease, charge with confidence, repeat daily!

This boot can handle far more than its weight and stiffness specifications suggest.

Uphill Performance:
Rear and forward ROM is excellent, and nearly race-boot friction-free. Skin with a long effortless stride, and hike sketchy ridgelines with confidence.

Downhill Performance:
Carve, charge, jump, and laugh! The cabrio cuff and shell design offers the smooth progressive flex of an alpine boot; providing for precise edge control, and enough support for high angle carves on high angle slopes on fat stiff skis. I regularly drive a 184cm full length core 118 underfoot ski with this boot. Alternatively, this boot matches perfectly with my Atomic Backland 95 ski (which I also highly recommend as a quiver killer / trip into the unknown ski).

**A note for freeride boot die hards:
As a skier who has desperately clung to the freeride performance of boots like the Tecnica Cochise and Lange Free Tour, I can honestly say that I vastly prefer skiing in this boot in the backcountry. These boots are fantastic for agressive hip-dragging turns. Furthermore, the lower cuff height and lower stiffness, actually provide greater control, comfort, and ease of maneuver when the terrain requires tight, and precise low speed turns.

Transition:
Flip one lever, one buckle, and done!
I have had ice buildup and prevent the boot from entering ski mode only after a long approach involving a downhill boot in soft snow on a cold day. Typically flipping the walk/ski lever a few times while rocking back and forth is enough to clear the internal notch. In an extreme case, the notch can be cleared by loosening the cuff in order to gain a space between the liner and shell for the skier to insert a small key or allen wrench into the notch to clear any ice. This issue has in no way soured my enthusiasm or reduced my confidence in this boot. The Ski/Walk latch is robustly built, and has NEVER failed to come out of ski mode.

I am thankful this boot fits my foot! I am 5'7" 170lbs and ski almost daily.
Comment on this review:

2/3/2017
Question from jack
 
Will these boots fit a wtr binding?
2/3/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Jack, unfortunately these aren't WTR compatible.
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