You spend your time hucking your meat off cliffs, booters, ramps, whatever you can find, but that doesn't mean you don't like the occasional foray into the backcountry as well. Lace up the control fit liner of the Lange Men's XT 130 Ski Boot, slip into walk mode, and cruise into the untouched powder with your buddies. Once you get to the top of the skin track, flip the convenient switch back to ski, crank down the 50mm powerstrap and prepare to leave your ultra lightweight friends in the dust ... snow dust, that is. Lange's stiff 130 flex increases control and stability at high speeds, and the generous 100mm last gives your foot room on the hike up. An adjustable 12 or 14 degree forward lean angle gives you plenty of versatility in stance so your quads won't get burned out before they should. In case things get hairy up on top of the ridgeline, the ultra grip rubber sole and arch will keep you from slipping around unnecessarily.