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Not to be outdone by stiff Dynafit compatible boots such as the Dynafit Zzero line, Garmont has entered the fray. We’ll be publishing a hands-on first look of these in a few days, and will have a pair out for WildSnow.com testing. Till then, here is a teaser. One of the more interesting things about this model, aside from it being a high performance boot with Dynafit fittings, is that it has a footboard that levels the shell arch so it’s flat, meaning it can be configured with custom foot beds just like an alpine boot — without endless grinding and other compensations for the shell’s footboard shape. Interesting that it has a cant mechanism as well, and the promo text mentions friendliness for customization. More info below photo, taken from press release so weights and such have not been real-world verified.
Stiffness: Endorphin polymers; stiff forward flex and torsional rigidity
Weight: 2075 grams, 4.57 pounds (1/2 pr size 27.5).
Fit and Volume: Similar to the Endorphin, improved to include the flat footboard.
Micropore inner sole for warmth and shock absorption. This inner sole (zeppa) is removable and, like an alpine boot, can be customized by bootfitter.
Walk mechanism: Three-position cuff lock and walk mechanism: 20º, 25º, and free for walking
Rear Spoiler Removable with adjustable height.
Double Injected Cuff – The front of the cuff is injected with a softer durometer that wraps closely and around the lower leg for the quickest response, the sides and rear of the cuff are a stiffer durometer for lateral stiffness and support for leverage.
Double Injected Broadband Tongue – Creates a smooth, progressive forward flex, and disperses buckle pressure. Asymmetrical shape disperses shin pressure.