I drank the kool-aid and got a pair, but these weren't it for me. Relatively hard to get on, quite upright (even in the forward position), the ski/walk lever sticks out a ton, and the walk mode has a surprising amount of resistance -- I'd even go so far as to say they're one of the worst walking beef-touring boots They can be made very stiff, though, and can ski any ski.
When I got my first backcountry boot 15 years ago I was floored how well it walked and how incredibly light it was. It didn't ski that well though This is the same weight. It walks BETTER. It skis like a resort boot. It's not upright! As a guide, my favorite ever boot
Oh is the lower just a bungie? Not like the Sytron cable?
Had these for two seasons (120ish days). Best ever glue, how the heck does that work?! I loved freaking out partners with my mega fast transitions But, they're thicker and less durable than a Pomoca. Holding one in each hand the packability and quality was immediately obvious to me. I didn't weigh them, but I very much suspect the Contours to be heavier. They did fail completely on me after a long, sloppy day. My Pomocas have never failed in those conditions
Best skins I've used, despite not really having a strong opinion on skins prior to this. I did hate them for the first 10ish days as the glue was furiously bonded to my ski base, but when that subsided they became my little yellow buddies. Thinner, lighter, tougher, glidier than my friends' skins -- even other mohair mix skins. I very much like the tip attachment and even through the puddles, slop, ice and pine needles they've never shown any sign of failing
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