This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have the oppurtunity to go hands on with the new 2016 Fischer SpeedMax Skate Boots for the 2015/2016 season. Specifically I had the oppurtunity to try on the new Fischer SpeedMax Skate boots at the on snow demo at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont. In this article I hope to give you some new imformation and more importantly images of these eagerly anticipated Boots for the 2015/2016 season.
This new boot is a slightly modified version of the RCS Carbon Skate boot wich was released in limited numbers this season.
The improvements are mostly located in the cuff and upper of the boot. The first is the fixed attachment point of the ankle cuff, differing from the variable one found on Fischer skate boots of the past. The second difference can be found in the actual design of the ankle cuff. In this new boot the cuff features much more extensive carbon fiber and a new padding design.
This new cuff is supposeddly more anotomical than the older design and offers much greater torsional stiffness and overall ankle support. There is also a women’s model which comes in white and is specifically tailored for a better fit with female skiers. The new cuff also comes with a redesigned thick velcro power strap, this new design is much more simple that the previous design which doubled over on itself. This new starp simply attaches via velcro, no loop neccesary.I also had the oppurtunity to try this new boot on. Unfortunately I was not able to ski in them because there was only one boot available. But in my short fit and feel test I can report that the boots offers an encredibly stiff and very stable fit, similar to the Salomon Carbon Skate Lab boots. I hope to ski on these boots next season and report more detailed findings.
The carbon lay-up and overall craftsmanship on these boots is pretty amazing. LOOK AT THAT WEVE!!!
The last thing I will share regarding these new boots is a quick comparison of the new two peice light weight Rottefella sole to the Accelerator sole Featured on the Carbonlite Skate boot.
And also a side profile of the two boots side by side.
If you enjoyed this preview keen an eye on Nordic Review for an article coming soon featuring the new SpeedMax Skate and classic skis! Are you going to be buying the new Fischer SpeedMax Skate Boots next year? Let me know why or why not in Comments down Below!