Tecnica Inferno Fling ReviewOctober 8, 2013
- Easy in/out, very comfortable
- Short cuff height for smaller women
- Viva Velvet Fur lining for warm toes
- Taller women may find the cuff too short
- Not instantly comfortable out of the box, needs boot-fitting
You spend most of your day cruising packed powder and back bowls and want a boot that will hold up to that. But you also want warm toes and a fuzzy fur liner? Yep, this is your boot.
This low-volume boot for advanced to expert female skiers offers a comfortable, customizable fit for inbounds, all-mountain skiing.
With a 90 flex and a narrow 98-millimeter last, this boot is low volume (it has a narrow heel with a wider forefoot) and mid-to-high performance. It’s a carry-over from fall 2012, but the boot has had a few design updates for fall 2013. It’s similar to Tecnica’s Crush boot, but the Inferno Fling has a slightly lower cuff height, meaning it’s best suited for smaller or shorter women. For a soft flex, I was surprised how much power it had driving GS turns through soft snow. Intermediates can definitely grow into experts in this boot.
Cuff adjustment and a removable rear spoiler offer you modification options for upright stance. The boot handles all types of terrain, from groomers to powder.
Velvet fur lining and a step-in feature called Quick Instep make for easy on/off of the boot.
Taller women may prefer the Crush for its higher cuff height. And be sure to tweak the fit or get professional boot-fitting help. Out of the box, I had a slight pinch in the ankle area.