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Tecnica Diablo Race R (2006)

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Rating: 3.20 / 5
Price: $825.00
Year: 2006
Level: 3
Gender: Male

Toebox fit: 2.60 / 5
Forefoot fit: 2.50 / 5
Ankle fit: 2.40 / 5
Instep fit: 2.80 / 5
Adjustments: 3.00 / 5
Closure: 3.80 / 5
Response: 3.10 / 5
Support: 4.00 / 5
Flex: 3.30 / 5
Steering: 3.70 / 5
Comfort: 2.90 / 5
Average Score: 3.10 / 5

Boot-out? Not a problem. No matter how high you’re tipping today’s shapely race skis on edge, there’s room between the snow and the exterior wall of the Race R. Through carefully placing the toe buckle and raising the forefoot in relation to the sole, the Race R stays clear of the snow at the highest of edge angles. Tecnica also took care in the way the foot is positioned on the ski-neither too duck-footed nor too pigeon-toed-to accommodate today’s two-footed racing technique. The Race R is best relegated to the race hill, but the power it yields, especially at the end of the turn, almost makes it worth the hassle. Testers say: “Feels like it has a gas pedal under the forefoot.”especially at the end of the turn, almost makes it worth the hassle. Testers say: “Feels like it has a gas pedal under the forefoot.”