103 Ski Days So Far This Season
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Too many features to talk about? Nope, there's plenty of them to be sure & all are worth a mention. This is a high performance boot meant to slay it like a solid alpine boot on the descent (130 flex is stiffer with great power transfer) but pop the tongue out for the uphill climb and is turns into a soft cuddly baby lion. Put it back in for the ride down and the claws come back out. Accommodates for the different demands of touring in the backcountry for those who are accustomed to skiing in ripper boots.
A few other quick callouts--3-piece shell for great climbing, great range of motion, grabby rockered GripWalk sole, designed to perform at a high level while being versatile enough for both backcountry and resort; heat moldable liner for a more custom fit. 98 Last means business when it comes to a custom fit for flight. A fellow skier (& Backcountry.com customer) sums it up:
"one hell of a winter in the west! Today was my 103rd day of the season, so yes I have taken advantage of it!! I have enjoyed the new Lupo Boots . . . I miss the buckles from my previous Lupo's, they seem more sturdy than this years model [note: I could've taken away 1/2 a Star for this but they're still going strong so the Star remains]. At first I thought the removable tongue was a bit of a gimmick but that feature is RAD. It most definitely feels like a tour specific boot on the way up, and a SKI boot on the way down. 130 flex. " Thanks for the info and the stoke DM.