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Tecnica Attiva Flame (2008)

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Rating: 2.77 / 5
Price: $660.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Female

Toebox fit: 3.00 / 5
Forefoot fit: 3.00 / 5
Ankle fit: 3.00 / 5
Instep fit: 3.00 / 5
Adjustments: 3.37 / 5
Closure: 2.80 / 5
Response: 3.10 / 5
Support: 3.47 / 5
Flex: 3.57 / 5
Steering: 3.63 / 5
Comfort: 3.53 / 5
Average Score: 3.30 / 5

The Flame is more laid-back in both fit and attitude than its sister, the Attiva Pro (below). Tecnica’s Rapid Access cuff swings open like a door for easy entry and exit and is molded into a shin-hugging curve for accurate wrap. The liner is plush, and testers noted that the adjustments went a long way toward personalizing performance. A snap-in heel cradle snugs up the fit and adds lift. “Fun, maneuverable and supple,” said MacConnell.

Best For

All-day skiers who don’t often stray from the groomed.

Not For

Ultra-hard chargers.