Rating: / 5
Several elements combined to boost Fire Arrow's comfort and performance scores in its second year. It's softer-flexing now, and the liner has been redesigned with more contouring and cushioning at the shin. It still commands the edge powerfully, but rather than clubbing turns to death it has a more friendly, playful feel. Testers utilized the flex adjustment for both settings now, to noticeable effect. "Very centered-good for two-footed skiing." Notes: EDT carbon fiber core bootboard enhances this hybrid three piece's power to the edge. The 45-degree middle buckle boosts heel retention and skier-centric adjustments (flex, dual cuff, rear spoiler) provide stance and flex feel allowances.