Forums Boots No More TLT6 or Alien Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) Author Posts October 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm #810554 Jimy 64 Posts Just checked in on the Dynafit website and it appears that they did not bring the TLT6 back in this years lineup. Only the TLT7 with no toe welt and the PDG with barely enough for a crampon bail. Apparently Scarpa has also decided to scrap the Alien for the Alien RS with a carbon reinforced Grilamid that makes it much stiffer. So what boots are people leaning toward as a hardboot replacement? La Sportiva Sideral 2.1? Atomic Backland? Fischer Travers? Gignoux Black SB? knuckle dragger October 2, 2017 at 8:04 am #810603 SkateBananas 178 Posts Good thing I can just plop a new set of liners in my TLT6s and get a few more years out of them! October 2, 2017 at 9:10 am #810606 SkateBananas 178 Posts It looks like the speedfit took its place, just looking quickly I dont see any differences. October 2, 2017 at 9:19 am #810607 Jimy 64 Posts @skatebananas, not sure how i missed that one. I’m just going to claim that it wasn’t there when i looked…crisis averted! Although the new speedfit no longer has a removeable tongue. I wonder how that will affect the standard modification for splitboard flex. knuckle dragger October 2, 2017 at 9:34 am #810609 SkateBananas 178 Posts Worth checking out the new Atomic Backland Ultimate boot. Looks very promising also. October 2, 2017 at 11:35 am #810613 Jimy 64 Posts I like the backland as well, the issue I see with the Ultimate is that it has a carbon upper cuff, which won’t flex as well as a polyurethane or even grilamid cuff for snowboard purposes. Seems like there are a lot of options out there, but they all have pros and cons; even with the first splitboard specific model from Gignoux. knuckle dragger October 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm #810745 vapor 350 Posts Split the tongue down the middle, further you go down the easier the flex. October 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm #810768 HansGLudwig 601 Posts And the dirtbag why-didn’t-I-think-of-that award goes to @vapor! *thumbsup* Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ October 7, 2017 at 10:52 am #810793 96avs01 874 Posts Arc’Teryx Procline are another ($$$) option not mentioned yet as TLT alternatives. 165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 Furberg Chris October 15, 2017 at 11:10 am #811157 Matt Tench 6 Posts Does anyone have a view (or hands on) yet on exactly how flexible the Speedfit tongue is vs the TLT6 without stiffener? For the Speedfit I would assume if there is no removable tongue, but you need to skin up AND ski down (and note Dynafit are targeting ON-piste tourers, so not driving a wide ski) then the tongue is likely to be ‘medium stiff’ vs the TLT6 ‘soft stiff’ without the stiffener (and noting Vapors suggestion). Due to my grossly misshapen feet I’d planned to get TLT6’s at the start of this season, working with a Boots to get them dialled in but facepalmed when I saw they’d been dropped. Hadn’t wanted to buy them online end of last year and take them to a Boots and incur their wrath but now wondering if I should try and source, given extenuating circumstances… October 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm #811179 Cbalke 237 Posts Matt, I haven’t had my hands on them. If the TLT6 was the way you were leaning, have you looked for any that may still be in stock somewhere? Even a used set with some new liners might be better than wading into uncharted territory with misshapen feet. October 15, 2017 at 5:20 pm #811180 permnation 303 Posts I am not in the hard boot game, but a recent check on sierratrading post showed plenty of La Sportiva boots in stock and 40+% off….even these 2.75 lbs. wonders https://www.sierratradingpost.com/la-sportiva-stratos-cube-alpine-touring-ski-boots-for-men~p~296wj/?filterString=ski-boots-and-bindings~d~205%2F October 22, 2017 at 3:44 am #811528 Matt Tench 6 Posts When I get some time will try and see in person, can always take my wife’s tlt6 along to compare. Called Au Vieux Campeur, the over the phone opinion was ‘boot is the exact same but no tongue as manufacturer found that people did not use it in practice. Same flex, material and shape.’ They are a bit negative on their website (in French): https://www.auvieuxcampeur.fr/tlt-speed-fit-chaussures.html Key points – it’s the TLT6, 70g lighter, no removable tongue and 30 Euro more. The liner seems to be new and is 100% thermoformable (though no idea what the old one was described as). My take based on that and prior to viewing is that the tongue is probably the same flex as the TLT6. Will update if I get chance to see/ try both. November 5, 2017 at 2:35 am #812247 Matt Tench 6 Posts Matt Tench wrote: Will update if I get chance to see/ try both. Compared Speedfit to my wifes TLT6 (not sure if this would be even more flexible), the plastic tongue is definitely more rigid, though not as rigid as the removable tongue. Have ordered some TLT6’s I found online as a result, will then be able to do a direct comparison prior to deciding to return them, but suspect I will stick with the 6’s Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) Speedfit boots TLT6 You must be logged in to reply to this topic.