About Tecnica 2009/2010 Diablo Pro Alpine Ski Boots (For Men)
Specs about Tecnica 2009/2010 Diablo Pro Alpine Ski Boots (For Men)
- Power strap
- Recommended use: Alpine
- Binding compatibility: Alpine
- Flex index: 100
- Number of buckles: 4
- Removable liner: Thermo moldable
- Outsole: Rubber
- Height: 12"
- Last width: 94-98mm
- Weight (pair): 11 lb.
- Made in Italy
- Visit our Alpine Skiing Guide
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4.250000 5 Overall Rating: 4.3 Based on 4 reviews
Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by abs123 from PA on Friday, January 7, 2011
These boots are comfortable and stiff. The boots are tall, but the tongue and calf finger loops make getting the boots on and off easy.
Reviewed by first impression from NV on Thursday, May 16, 2013After 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.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jump on'em from Lost Wages, NV on Wednesday, November 2, 2011I 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
- Sizing: Feels full size too big
- Was this a gift?: No
- Width: Feels true to width
Verified Buyer Reviewed by abs123 from PA on Friday, January 7, 2011These boots are comfortable and stiff. The boots are tall, but the tongue and calf finger loops make getting the boots on and off easy.
- Best Uses: Downhill
- Describe Yourself: Anytime
- Pros: Adjustability, Comfortable, Easy Lacing System, Looks Great, Quality Construction
- Sizing: Feels true to size
- Was this a gift?: No
- Width: Feels true to width
Reviewed by JohnnyG from Grand Rapids MI on Tuesday, July 6, 2010Boots 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
- Sizing: Feels full size too small
Question & Answer
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“What is the boot sole length (in mm's) of the 7.5? It should be marked on the boot on the outside of heel and for a 7.5 should be some where between 290mm and 305mm.”
According to Technica's sole length charts it is 295mm.
“I saw "Boots marked 1 size bigger on box and labels than what boot itself is marked" in a customer review. Is it true? My basket ball shoe size is 8.5. Should I buy it at the size 9.5?|Thanks,”
They may have been looking at the UK sizing on the box. I recommend going to a shop and trying on boots to have a better idea of sizing as it is very different than shoes.
The mondo size is 27.5 for a 9.5.
As this is a racing boot they are not sized by mondo point. You will want to order one size up as they are extremely tight for a performance fit and not comfort.
“can i buy new liners for my iconalucomp boots also need new heel plates shell size is 342mm liner is?05765-12 ?”
We do not have a replacement liner for that boot. This Diablo has been reported and reviewed to be a great replacement for the Icon Alu Comp though.