Lange Blaster Pro (2011) - Ski Mag

Lange Blaster Pro (2011)

The Blaster stands out in a category of mostly intermediate boots. It’s comfortable but designed for experts. The walk feature, which allows the cuff to release upright, is intended for easier hiking and touring out of bounds, but it’s fine around the base area, too, and there’s little compromise of rearward stiffness. The foot-wrap and lateral quickness are excellent.
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Lange Blaster Pro

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Price: $570.00
Year: 2011
Level: N/A
Gender: Male

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