Black Diamond AT and Tele Boots
Black Diamond recently released info on their new boot line and it sounds like we may have a chance to put a few on snow at the trade show in late January.
The AT boots (three models) look like all business for the descent and BD suggests they make no compromise on the touring end. The teles (six models) look clean and straightforward and the release says they have different bellows flex for their different niches, "Each style of boot is designed with either Ridstiff, Midstiff or Freeflex bellows for an optimized level of stiffness and performance", could be nice for touring boots. Here is some more text right from BD's release on the boots and a few more photos . . .
BD’s freeride boots are divided into Alpine Touring and Telemark, and, within these categories, are further focused into either Efficient or Power Series.
1. JoshG said...
The boots look good. I think I read there are some lighter weight AT boots coming. One thing I would like to see some info on is the BOA long term in a ski boot. I know some people had them in snowboard boots.
3. Jarl said...
Yeah I was suprised to not see lighter boots but they assure us that they are as light if no lighter than anything compared to any boots like it. I think the BOA is going to work just fine since it really isn't integral to the boots performance as it really just holds the liner closer to your foot. I guess we will see how they ski when they finally make some sizes that normal North American's can ski(my huge 10.5 foot couldn't fit any of their boots :-) ) I hope to get on them this summer on Mt. Hood when they get them done. Can't wait!!! Cheers...Jarl