The Atomic Professional Series

Tom K.

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I've been so happy with the Hawx Ultra XTD 115W. This makes me want to get the alpine version for inbounds.

Atomic is doing a great job innovating and sharing that with consumers.
Same boat. Loved my XTD 130s so much that I quit skiing my (previously beloved) Lange RX130s....

And then went and bought a pair of next years 130 "S" models.

Loving them, but Tom "Razor Heels" K could now use a bit more heel hold, so I really need to get into the local shop and put in a pre-order for the Pro liners in 29.

Fabulous skiing the past two weeks has put me WAY behind on the To Do List! :ogbiggrin:
 

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A guy your size is definitely going to turn most any commercial boot to mush. Couple that with big skis and it only exacerbates the issue. We currently don't build a 100mm boot on the same level as a Redster Club Sport, and as much as I see the need for some people to be in such a boot, it won't be happening in the near future. With that said, if you have a medium/100mm-ish foot shape, it should not be that difficult to get you fit in a Club Sport. There is sooo much plastic in the lower shell that it can really be made to fit a "100mm foot" with minimal swearing.

As for a boot's life expectancy, this is hard to put a number on but most any boot from any brand will last around 150-200 days of actual skiing (not ownership days). This number drops down if people are in fits that are too big, with how rough people are on their gear, if they don't properly take care of it, etc.

One last point, it's a Hawx not a Hawk :beercheer:
bumping this, just helped a buddy with new boots, more specificly the 2021 club sport redster which was a great price here, seeing the performance he is getting out of them, and considering doing it for myself as Im running out of "pure frontside boot". Am I correct in saying the 2022 will get the injection liner & elastic dual strap over the 2021 right? but booth can be added, if I want to? and 2021 has the mimic liner?



we are having freezing nights still which makes for superb skiiing conditions, but bluebird days and above freezing during the day, my current 130s with worn liners+ warm outer shells from sun = Im getting that telemark feel, especially when I grab the 190+ gofast skis.

I was kinda waiting to go all 2022 stuff, but we have 30+ days left of regular skiiing, its currently snowing, and I will log even more days on summerskiiing and indoor,.
 
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bumping this, just helped a buddy with new boots, more specificly the 2021 club sport redster which was a great price here, seeing the performance he is getting out of them, and considering doing it for myself as Im running out of "pure frontside boot". Am I correct in saying the 2022 will get the injection liner & elastic dual strap over the 2021 right? but booth can be added, if I want to? and 2021 has the mimic liner?



we are having freezing nights still which makes for superb skiiing conditions, but bluebird days and above freezing during the day, my current 130s with worn liners+ warm outer shells from sun = Im getting that telemark feel, especially when I grab the 190+ gofast skis.

I was kinda waiting to go all 2022 stuff, but we have 30+ days left of regular skiiing, its currently snowing, and I will log even more days on summerskiiing and indoor,.
It will definitely make for a good resort option for you (especially if you add on some sort of grippy, Vibram-esque lifter).

20/21 Redster CS 130 has a standard Dual Strap and non-Mimic liner.

21/22 Redster CS 130 has a Professional Dual Strap and a Mimic World Cup liner (heat moldable Mimic material but not foam injected)

21/22 Redster CS 130 Professional has a Professional Dual Strap and the Mimic Professional liner.

All above boots use the same shell & cuff.

If you get the 20/21 CS 130 now, you can always add the Professional Dual Strap and Mimic Professional liner later on.
 

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I bought this years Redster CS 130 at the beginning of the season. When I heard about the new professional series I thought, awe I should have waited. After using the boot all season, I am glad I did not. The boot is so good as is, that the improvements will be incremental and easily added if desired.

I do have an order in the works to add the new Prof. dual strap, but to tell you the truth, the dual non-elastic strap works well. I actually leave it pretty loose because the boot's flex and the tongue are so good its not really needed. It will ramp the flex up quicker if you tighten it up, but I prefer the more gradual ramp. The elastic feature of the new one will be a benefit, I think, so I ordered one for next year.

The liner in this years CS boot (non-mimic) is very very good. It is dense foam, very comfortable, and very responsive. It seems to work perfectly with the close fit of the shell to give you almost instant reaction, but great padded feel and comfort. I do have a mimic in my Hawx XTD touring boot, and I like that a lot as well. It was a big improvement over the light weight touring liner that came with the XTD originally. The new CS mimic will have to be really impressive to top what they have now. I don't feel like I am giving up anything to use the non mimic liner for a few years until it packs out and then upgrade to a mimic or mimic professional.

I wound up cutting the clog V notch a little deeper to soften the flex of the boot. Atomic puts three lines on the clog specifically for that. I used the middle line of the three. In the warm spring temps, the boots flex is absolutely perfect for my skiing. The thing that amazes me about this boot, is there is very very little shell distortion. Just nice damp flex and rebound. The plastic is definitely different than my previous Lange RS140's and really does feel softer, but firmer. More initial give, but ramps up firmer and more controlled. It just feels very nice and the control and skiing precision I get from the boot is "best eva" without having a rock hard race boot. Don't get me wrong, this boot is firm, but with a nice progressive feel to it.
 
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Tom K.

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I was kinda waiting to go all 2022 stuff, but we have 30+ days left of regular skiiing, its currently snowing, and I will log even more days on summer skiiing and indoor,.
Jealous. We just ended an amazing corn (fairly poor pow) season here, and I'm not ready to quit......I guess that will help with early season excitement next season.
 

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What color are next years boots? Red or green or graphite or something else?

Btw, wth is wrong with everyone and these Son of Darth Vader boot colors? Incredibly boring and disappointing.

I was going to say Johnny Cash didn’t ski, but apparently he did at least once.

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J.R. Cash, Bavaria, Germany 1954
Ski trip to the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Wetterstein mountains.

 
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What color are next years boots? Red or green or graphite or something else?

Btw, wth is wrong with everyone and these Son of Darth Vader boot colors? Incredibly boring and disappointing.
You can see the Professional boots in the original post of this thread.

Redster CS 130 Professional is our classic racing red with dark red buckles.

Hawx Ultra & Prime 130 Professionals are black with anodized red accents.

Hawx Ultra 115 W Professional is black and pewter accents.

There's also a lot of nice detailing you'll notice when you get the boots in hand. I don't think you'll find the boots to be boring.
 
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