When the Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 ski boot was released last season there was a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding it. Had Atomic really created a boot that could weigh in at less than 1700g per and have a true 130 flex rating? The jury has come back in and the answer is yes, yes it can.
In the design phase, Atomic released they could cut the weight of a boot up to 25% by reducing plastic thickness where it wasn't needed, and make it thicker where it was. This Progressive Shell technology reinforces key zones for stability and power transmission. Combined with a snug and low volume 98mm last, this boot is designed for advanced skiers. Using Memory Fit plastics, your expert boot fitter can easily modify the shell, cuff and liner to accommodate wider high volume feet. Don't be put off if you do have slightly wider than narrow feet, but if your feet are wider than average maybe look at the Hawx Prime and Hawx Magna models from Atomic.