Tecnica Mach1 130 MV (2016)


Rating: / 5
Price: $840.00
Year: 2016
Gender: Female

"Medium-fit standard bearer" and "100-mm benchmark" were a couple of the recurring themes on tester forms. There was unanimous love for this easy-fitting, strong-skiing, go-everywhere and do-everything four-buckle overlap. The punchable, grindable Custom Adaptive Shape (CAS) liner and punch-prepped dimple zones of the shell are easily tailored with traditional bootfitting tools. The unique pock-marks on the shell make stretches more defined and permanent. The exterior of the liner is also built to be heat-stretched and ground. Our testers who are also professional bootfitters were impressed by the ability to make space specifically where needed while leaving the rest of the fit alone. Amazingly, the boot fit everybody's feet so well out of the box that we didn't have to mess with mods on the MV. We did put the CAS system to test with the 130 LV version (see above) and the good news is that if you experience any discomfort, it can easily be eliminated. On hill, the MV demonstrated a characteristic flair for unflappability all over the hill. Dead-flat and neutral feeling underfoot, it rolled up on edge like magic and hooked into fat carves with absurd confidence. It's easy to ski but powerful and agile. "Stupid fun," one tester said.