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  • No more 4 buckle Dynafit boots?

    I noticed the ZZero and Titan are gone from Dynafit website.

    I'm looking to step it up from the Dynafit One (a little stiffer/beefier) without spending $600+. I may have missed the boat on 2013 models of zzero/titan, but if I do find a pair in my size, would all of these fit the same as a One roughly? I'm a 29 in the One.

    Evo has a titan tf-x has 29.5's for $375 and I think the 29 and 29.5 might be the same size shell anyway.
    I don't necessarily need this now (although I did a pretty good job beating up my One's in a single season!), so open to waiting another year or so... but just like to have an idea on what I will want in the future. Perhaps the answer is Vulcan or Mercury?
    Last edited by patonbike; 2 May 2014, 11:54 AM.

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    You don't need 4 buckles. Lots of boots are very stiff with only 3 buckles.

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    • #3
      I am open to anything as long as they do not weigh too too much (2000grams/boot or so), don't cost 600 dollars ($400 would be nice) and have Dynafit inserts. Warmer than my Dynafit One's would be nice.
      Last edited by patonbike; 2 May 2014, 12:47 PM.

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      • #4
        Dynafit is coming out with a four buckle boot next year called the Radical. It is similar to the Zzero 4 but more features. As far as price point, you won't find Dynafit boots for cheap. Maybe look at Scott or Scarpa for other four buckle boot options. The current Dynafit boots like the Mercury as plenty beefy and light but maybe not full on resort use. IMO
        "Just say no to groomed snow"

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        • #5
          Yeah I would look at the Maestrale(4 buckle) or Rush(3 buckle) from Scarpa. I think the second buckle on the cuff or two on the lower is completely unnecessary. Personally I like the Scarpa style with one buckle on the lower, instep buckle and one on the cuff with strap. Full Tilt/Flexon style too. Maybe try Dalbello?

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          • #6
            I've got the Maestrale RS's and I love them....in a functional, non-materialistic way, of course
            Last edited by BillyFromTheHills; 2 May 2014, 01:42 PM.
            Yay!...(Drool)


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Quadzilla View Post
              Dynafit is coming out with a four buckle boot next year called the Radical.
              Indeed. Only slightly less information on the Radical here.

              There are a lot of people who think the Mercury/Vulcan series, stiff as they may be, are simply too narrow and low volume to fit their foot. They will be happier with the Radical for fit.

              ain't no turn like tele!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BillyFromTheHills View Post
                I've got the Maestrale RS's and I love them....in a functional, non-materialistic way, of course
                I switched to Maestrale RS's this year after skiing Garmont Adrenaline's for several years, and really like them as well. I ski them at both the resort and in the backcountry.

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                • #9
                  Maestrale uses dynafit inserts right? It is a pretty heavy boot though right? Backcountry.com says 6 lb 12 oz = 3061 grams, assuming this is per boot.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by patonbike View Post
                    Maestrale uses dynafit inserts right? It is a pretty heavy boot though right? Backcountry.com says 6 lb 12 oz = 3061 grams, assuming this is per boot.
                    That weight is for both boots. The Maestrale is actually prett damn light. Wish they worked for my feet - they're not good for high insteps with surf knots.

                    http://www.wildsnow.com/more/backcou...-gear-weights/
                    Last edited by televisionary; 3 May 2014, 09:04 AM.
                    backcountry in northern New Mexico

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                    • #11
                      There is bound to be some variation, based on size, but a single Maestrale boot for mondo size 27 is 3 lbs., 6 oz. For a high instep the Freedom might work, depending on how high that is. Probably better off with a Tecnica Cochise or the Scott Cosmos in that case.
                      Last edited by Dostie; 3 May 2014, 10:32 AM.

                      ain't no turn like tele!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dostie View Post
                        ...For a high instep the Freedom might work, depending on how high that is. Probably better off with a Tecnica Cochise or the Scott Cosmos in that case.
                        I'm good with Scarpa Mobes and TX Pros. I've considered the Cochise, but the Mobes are lighter and have a nice rockered sole...and I already own Mobes.
                        backcountry in northern New Mexico

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by patonbike View Post
                          Maestrale uses dynafit inserts right? It is a pretty heavy boot though right? Backcountry.com says 6 lb 12 oz = 3061 grams, assuming this is per boot.
                          As TV mentioned, the weight you gave is for a pair. The tech inserts are genuine Dynafit licenced inserts.

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                          • #14
                            I like the Scarpa Rush boot. Basically a Maestrale but with one less buckle. Weight is (size 28.5)

                            7 lbs 2 ounces a pair, or 1666 grams each on my postal scale.

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                            this next picture shows the genuine Dynafit "Step in Blind" inserts in these boots.Click image for larger version

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                            The Dynafit tag these come with says, "Dynafit manufactured, tested and guaranteed".
                            Last edited by chamonix; 3 May 2014, 03:35 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chamonix View Post
                              I like the Scarpa Rush boot. Basically a Maestrale but with one less buckle. Weight is

                              7 lbs 2 ounces a pair, or 1666 grams each
                              That's odd, it would make them heavier than the Maestrale RS. According to Lou, the Rush weighs in at 1440 grams each, which puts them 10 grams per boot over what Scarpa claims (1430 grams).

                              http://www.wildsnow.com/5052/scarpa-rush-review/
                              https://www.scarpa.com/rush

                              One big difference, aside from the buckles, is stiffness. Flex index for the Rush is 90 while the Maestrale RS is 120.
                              Last edited by NoPin; 3 May 2014, 02:49 PM.

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