• Lange RX 130 LV 2016

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      • Review by JibbaTheHutt on Aug 10, 2016 @ 1:25 AM
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        So I'm 6'2 about 190lbs, ski a 50/50 mix of park and all mountain and consider myself a pretty aggressive skier. I measure up as a 28 unweighted and a 28.5 weighted with a last of 102mm in my right and about 103mm in my left. I have a narrow boney foot with quite prominent 5th met heads and navicular bones.

        Out of the box these fit pretty nice to be honest. I'd say these a pretty true 97mm last, having tried lots of other "LV" (Salomon xmax, Technica Mach1 lv, Atomic redster pro) boots i'd say these are probably the lowest volume.

        Having dropped a shell size to a 27.5 obviously they were pretty tight on my toes (shell check of about 12-13mm), with the addition of a custom footbed i managed to get them to a point where i felt comfortable enough to ski in them. After 3 or 4 days i did some shell work on them to get them perfect, this included a minor punch on my left 5th met head and right navicular, both of which i expected to do and usually do in any boot i wear. I've found some lange boots don't punch very well but didnt have an issue with these, and it appears to have held nicely.

        Performance wise they are great. When you have them buckled tight with the power strap pulled tight they are stiffer than certain 130 boots out there, i tried the ghost 130 and found these noticeably stiffer, but that is always a trade off of a 3 buckle boot i guess. Lateral stiffness is good, i've not found myself wishing for more support even when i'm skiing pretty stiff GS style skis. They use a semi soft boot board which i think probably does help a little with hard landings but i haven't had the chance to swap out onto a hard boot board to see the difference.

        I've put probably 40-50 days on my set now and everything seems to be holding up well. The liner still feels full, i'm not noticing any movement where there shouldnt be. All the buckles are still in great shape and the soles are doing well, especially considering the amount of walking i've done on them. The soles are worth touching on, very grippy, makes walking a damn sight easier but still hard wearing, don't think i'd swap back to anything with a plastic sole now.

        I would definitely recommend anybody with a narrow low volume foot looking for a high performance all mountain boot to try a set of these on. Go to a boot fitter and get fitted but these are worth a try for sure.

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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • RX 130 LV
    • Manufacturer:
    • Lange
    • Year:
    • 2016
    • Gender:
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    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Width
    • Narrow
      Wide
    • Comfort
    • Uncomfy
      Comfy
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
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