Take it to the danger zone.

There's no point in beating around the bush: the Tecnica Mach1 130 LV Men's Ski Boot is a hard-charging, take-no-prisoners, race-bred freeride boot that's not particularly interested in slowing down, taking it easy, or just cruising. In addition to a burly 130 flex, well-defined heel pockets, taller cuffs, and pre-punched navicular areas, the Mach1 boasts the same 98mm last and easy on/off Quick-Instep Max overlap construction featured on Tecnica's World-Cup-conquering Inferno boots. This construction is key, since it makes the Mach1 perfect for lower-volume feet (hence the LV) or even more precise for skiers who are looking for the ultimate performance fit. The sculpted polyether shell provides a snugly confident fit around the foot, while the stiff polyester cuff gives the power to conquer big lines and big drops at high speed without worrying about feeling loose, soft, or wobbly in your boots.

Tecnica designed the Custom Adaptive Shape (C.A.S.) UltraFit Pro Race liner to exactly match the contours of the shell, giving you a seriously precise and powerful out-of-the-box fit that won't pack out after half a season like traditional liners tend to do. The LV uses a thinner and more responsive liner than the classic Mach1 for more sensitivity and less chance that it will pack out and get sloppy. The C.A.S. liner is also designed to be heat molded for a fine-tuned fit, giving you the ability to rip in comfort from the first chair to the last run. A fat 45mm power strap lets you cinch everything down for snug and powerful feel, and the Mach1's subtle canting and flex adjustments give you the ability to dial your stance. When the TechniGrip soles wear out, you can replace them for more grip and surer binding release and retention, or you can swap them out for a full-length pre-canted sole to address any alignment problems you're having. If you like to push your skiing and need a boot that can keep up, the Mach1 130 LV is a pretty damn good bet.

  • Try to ski at mach speed with this hard-charging ski boot
  • 130 flex stiffness suitable for heavier or advanced riders
  • Narrow 98mm last compliments those who want a tight fit
  • Thermomoldable liner offers a customized fit for added comfort
  • Quick-Instep Max overlap construction eases entry and exit
  • TechniGrip soles are replaceable after seasons of wear
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Gave as a gift

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I gave these as a gift and have feedback to share. He wishes that there were in-between sizes to get the perfect fit and is currently deciding if he should size up or not. The flex is just right for ripping around the mountain in all conditions, but it is more of a progressive flex than a linear flex so choose what works best for you.

This Boot Rips

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Been on these for 2 seasons now and couldn't be happier. In my search for a high performance fit, my feet have been through too many painful boots to remember. The Mach 1s offer up all the performance I would want with comfort as well. The dimpled shell provides extra surface area with which to mold out custom punches - a must for me - and the flex feels like a true 130.

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I owe a lot to this boot. I'm a snobby ex-racer and I'm picky about performance. This boot RIPS all conditions and doesn't kill my feet like a race boot. I love the progressive and consistent flex. Heat mold the C.A.S. liner and this baby fits like a glove. Things I used this boot for: Resort, powder, filming, park, everything. I truly believe this boot enhances my skiing.

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