Reviewed by Jump on it from NV on Thursday, May 16, 2013
After putting 20 days of skiing on these boots I can only say they are the best I have ever skied on. They are the classic de-tuned race boot. I almost bought another pair to store away for future use. The Diablos are very responsive and fit like a glove which can make them a bear to get on but also allows for superior feel and sensitivity. I put all the adjustments on the softest setting and like it like that. I also replaced the factory insoles with superfeet. and lastly I had the boots canted after skiing with them temporarily canted and then checked on the Dal Bello canting device before having them permanently shaved.
The boots fit like ski boots do. The same size boot as your regular shoes will feel fine in the shop. But after skiing on them 10 times the inner boot will compress and after 10 more times feel too large. I measure 27.5 and bought 26.5 which were initially a tight fit but now are perfect. This is a race fit. If you want comfort first go with the bigger size but eventually you will end up padding them up and losing some degree of responsiveness.
I also bought Blizzard Magnum 7.6 skis. Combined with the Diablos, this is a sweet combo that rips on the hardpack. Tecnica owns Blizzard and the two products work very well together. I moved the bindings back 1 cm to compensate for the ramp angle. They were noticeably more neutral after this adjustment and about right. I am going to try going back another cm and see what that does but will probably end up only 1 cm back of the recommended setting.
Reviewed by Jump on'em from Lost Wages, NV on Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I have been eye-balling this boot for a few years and even though it has been around for awhile it has a classic race design. The lower boot is stiff while the upper is flexible which is just what I was looking for. I got a great price on it at [$] (since increased to [$]). I can't wait to try these babies out. It is a de-tuned race boot that should make for a sweet high-performance recreation boot.
Best Uses: All Mountain, Powder, Speed
Describe Yourself: Expert
Pros: Adjustability, Beefy but not too much, Looks Great, Quality Construction, Stiffness is adjustable, Sturdy proven design
Reviewed by JohnnyG from Grand Rapids MI on Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Boots marked 1 size bigger on box and labels than what boot itself is marked. At least thats what mine was. 9.5 marked,on the boots marked 8.5 and couldnt get them on. My old Technicas marked 9 are 3mm longer as well. Order one size up.
Best Uses: All Mountain, Downhill
Cons: Poor Fit
Describe Yourself: Intermediate
Pros: Adjustability, Looks Great, Quality Construction