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Equipment Rewiev: Roxa R-Fit

Roxa, for me personally, but I’m sure for many alpine skiing lovers who are familiar with their boots, this is primarily a park-freerad company. It is the boots for the park and for freeride that make up the main backbone of the product line. But, time does not stand still and in the new season the company begins an attack on the segment of track boots in the classic catalytic format. The first to launch an offensive is the new R-Fit boot series.

In the series there are several models differing from each other by hinged accessories and material of manufacture (plastic). But the basis is one and it is one for all variations. And in order not to fall into useless details, you can identify the main characteristics, pros and cons of the main base model, and then in choosing a specific model, each of you will be able to figure out what exactly is important in each particular case of choice for each specific modification.

Well, it is based on the classic boot scheme of two elements: the bottom and the boot. Such a scheme is traditionally used in the manufacture of rolling boots because it works most effectively to transfer control efforts from one foot to the other.

The personal innovation from Roxa in the new series is the technology for expanding the shaft: in the upper part of the shaft there is an insert with rotating eccentric screws which can be used to expand or narrow the shaft in the upper part of the boot.

This is done so that the shoes can be used in the case of the standard volume of the calf, and in case of increased volume. If we talk about people with standard volume and leg width, then there is no advantage. The benefit is only in the case of thick caviar. Yes, people with this peculiarity have certain problems with the selection of shoes, but I can definitely say that there are not so many such people to personally solve this problem. But, what exactly can be said: such a boot is better than a boot with a wide boot that does not fit people with normal caviar volume. It turns out that such shoes have a larger audience than shoes with a fixed volume of the shaft. Which is good for business.

The rest of the boot is fairly standard. The tongue of felt boots is reinforced so that it is possible to crush the noses of skis without fear and reproach and without pain from the heart. This is useful. The entrance to the boot is equipped with a soft plastic insert - a trifle, but nice, for hard shoes of such a scheme this is true. Canting on the one hand is not enough, of course, but enough.

The switch walking / skating is not available for all modifications and in some models is replaced by a stiffener. The sole is classic flat. Clips are also completely classic with micro-adjustment. The plastics are different depending on the model, stiffness and modification, but all have pre-treatment of forming zones. Which, too, has recently been a completely classic option.

In principle, that's all. Further, for each version, model and modification there are small differences which are easy to understand. See carefully the description and the model itself and everything is obvious. The purpose of all the boots of the series is one - trail skiing. Some models for more aggressive riding, others for more comfortable. From the destination, stiffness and fittings change. Assuming for a completely new series of boots how they will work in skating is ridiculous and wrong - you need to test and verify in practice. There is only one difficulty: how many I do not participate in tests - I have never seen Rox there, and to hope that the manufacturer or representative in Russia will give samples for tests is a complete utopia. Well, we will search.