$900 Last: 102mm Flex: 10 1860g
Full Tilt enters the hybrid game with the Ascendant, a three-buckle, three-piece shell now available in a walk mode and tech fittings. It’s comparable to the Dalbello Lupo, though doesn’t have the same downhill power. The incomparable stock Intuition liner and Grilamid shell can be heat-molded for a precise fit, and the tongue is removable for more efficient touring. The userfriendly walk mode provides 40 degrees of motion; 60 degrees without the tongue. Skiability is compromised, however, as there appears to be some give due to the walk mechanism. But it remains a great option for Full Tilt fans who want one boot to do everything, albeit in a less aggressive package.