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    Hoji Free touring boot

    Worst kept secret ever

    Some useful links https://www.wildsnow.com/25173/dynaf...ts-comparison/

    Discussion about non ISO 9523 Hoji Tour that didn't work with SHIFT, Tecton etc https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...I-unicorn-boot

    From the Norwegians https://www.friflyt.no/ski/hoji-om-nye-hoji-free

    From Blister https://blisterreview.com/featured/h...renegade-ep-29

    Also from Norwegians - HojiFree on left - new TLT8 on right

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    does this mean the Hoji free has jumped the shark ?
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Hope Hoji collaborates with the designer of the venerable old Solly SX 92e boot for the Free 2.0 version. Adjustable flex, ftw.

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    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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    Lee, Got any more deets on the TLT8? Thread of itís own?

    /end thread drift

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleT View Post
    Lee, Got any more deets on the TLT8? Thread of it’s own?

    /end thread drift
    I'll ask about that too for spec sheet, weights, pricing etc. So far Dynafit's been unusually quiet without the usual sieve of leaks.

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    Any idea on bsl for 26.5?


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    Quote Originally Posted by altacoup View Post
    Any idea on bsl for 26.5?
    I'll check that. Usually i get the 27s as that's the media sample size but will guesstimate subtract the usual 10mm bsl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    I'll ask about that too for spec sheet, weights, pricing etc. So far Dynafit's been unusually quiet without the usual sieve of leaks.
    I think their still locking down the configuration, so maybe that's why there's no details.

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    Let the testing begin!

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    Ooooo...whatís the BSL on that?^

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    From Dynafit re Hoji Free

    The boot is compatible with alpine ski bindings, in accordance with DIN ISO 9523 and therefore especially versatile.

    In contrast to the Hoji Pro Tour, the Hoji Free is also compatible with alpine ski bindings with its
    forward lean and modified heel.

    With its increased rigidity, thanks to a unique Grilamid material with fibreglass, and its progressive flex of 130, the Hoji
    Free possesses all of the characteristics to deliver the best power transfer and top downhill performance. With a last
    width of 102 mm, three micro-adjustable buckles and the Ultra Lock Strap, the foot sits ideally positioned. In downhill
    mode, the Hoji Free locks out at a forward lean of 11 or 17 degrees thanks to a spoiler at the cuff that can be taken on
    and off

    light weight of just 1,550 grams,

    Size 25 – 29,5
    MSRP 750 Euro

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    Sounds perfect on paper.
    Finger crossed no more surprises from Dynafit, as my Vulcans are falling apart

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    what is the weight "penalty" for getting the Freetouring version vs the tech/dynafit only version?


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    102mm last? Iím sure I heard Hoji discuss how the fit was being narrowed and refined from the current model.

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    I wouldn’t put too much stock in any touring boot width. Pretty much all Dynafit and Scarpa boots have been 102 or 103 for the last decade, with some being narrower, some being wider, and all fitting fairly different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kootenayskier View Post
    102mm last? I’m sure I heard Hoji discuss how the fit was being narrowed and refined from the current model.
    In the Blister interview he said the last went from 103.5 in the Hoji Pro to 102 in the Hoji Free. I assume the liner will be denser and more high performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    what is the weight "penalty" for getting the Freetouring version vs the tech/dynafit only version?
    26.5 version was 1380g. Let's call it approx 150g more for the Freetour

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    26.5 version was 1380g. Let's call it approx 150g more for the Freetour
    150g to use alpine bindings = worth it to me.

    2 chocholate bars.


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    forgot important detail -

    MSRP: $899 Unisex

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    In the Blister interview he said the last went from 103.5 in the Hoji Pro to 102 in the Hoji Free. I assume the liner will be denser and more high performance.
    Ugh, I wish it'd be a happy 100m. I hate having to fill up space with a liner.

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    Sounds like a great boot. In the podcast I just heard narrower last than the pro. Was hoping itíd be similar to my Vulcan. They feel like a 100 or 101mm(geussing). It was out of the running with the lack of compatibility with most bindings and 103.5. Now itís at/near the top. Iíd definitely welcome the ez top buckle. Thatís the main thing I donít like about the Vulcan. Holding out hope for a similar last

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Sounds like a great boot. In the podcast I just heard narrower last than the pro. Was hoping itíd be similar to my Vulcan. They feel like a 100 or 101mm(geussing). It was out of the running with the lack of compatibility with most bindings and 103.5. Now itís at/near the top. Iíd definitely welcome the ez top buckle. Thatís the main thing I donít like about the Vulcan. Holding out hope for a similar last
    Are they actually going to be progressive?

    Or are they going to be on-off brick walls that once past the wall-like-threshold, then fold in half, and Dyanfit will simply market them as a progressive flex, per the usual m.o.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    I canít say. But I think a fair part of the design was intended to give it a progressive flex. I donít have a problem with my vulcan(maybe occasionally if I happen to do an inbounds run or 5) but if itís better than that Iíd say itís a bonus and adds versatility. I wonít be a beta tester but Iíll be paying attention

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    The 102/103.5 last is a hilarious number. Sure, the widest part at the metatarsal heads may be that wide but every other dimension of this boot is low volume, like, lower than any freeride touring boot I've tried on. It's a good design, give room in the one place that needs it and cinch up the rest of the boot tight. Unfortunately, we are all used to a 102 last being in a high volume boot. Most people I know upsized in the Hoji this year.

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    Thatís what I was hoping. Good to hear

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