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Testers agreed that the all-new GPX delivered the goods exactly how and where they wanted it-at high speeds and over all kinds of terrain. It replaces the Patron Pro, earning unanimous tester approval. Most noticeably different-and improved-is the lower shell shape and liner. The lower sports a modernized toe-box shape with a bit more room for the foot to spread out in the forward cabin. It’s a tighter fit from the midfoot back. The liner is more cushioned and supple than before, insulating the foot a bit better from the closely sculpted shell and offering a little more dampening from off-piste shocks. Still, it’s skiers with low-volume feet who will applaud loudest. The stance angles are on the forward-leaning side of the group, creating crisp ski response and quick reaction time. For all the fit improvements, the GPX 130 still exacts a minor toll on bony prominences. It also isn’t especially easy to get on or off or the warmest of the group. But if you’re all about skiing, this boot is a capable compadre.