Do you really think that the Snow Gods are going to take pity on you this winter? I hope not; I plan on putting in a 100 days this season. So get the equipment that is going to take you places. Get Tecnica's Viva Demon 100 Airshell and slay the mountains everyday.
Quick Instep; The Quick Instep System found in the 98mm Inferno Series and the 100mm new Demon Series, as well as the new Side Country Free Mountain boots offers those seeking a low volume performance shell, the opportunity to experience the performance without suffering the pain of entry and exit. A softer piece of plastic is co-molded in the instep area allowing the foot to slide in and out with ease!
Air Shell; offers a fast and easy, instantaneous custom fit enhancement that can be done anywhere, anytime and only when needed (all Air Shell models utilize the same great Tecnica liners so Air Shell can be used to fine tune the fit). An air bladder is positioned between the liner and the shell and extends around the heel pocket and into the forefoot area. A control panel on the rear spine of the shell features a tool free pump system. The top pump inflates the air bladder and the lower button deflates. The air flows into the bladder only filling in the gaps (for example for better heel hold) for an instant fine-tuning of the fit. As an added benefit, air acts as an insulator enhancing warmth.
Cuff Alignment; The cuff alignment system is easy to use and effective. It aligns the cuff to follow the shape of the lower leg increasing comfort and enhancing performance. Dual cuff alignment (inside and outside devices) increases the effectiveness. Your specialty retailer can find the perfect alignment for you to enhance performance and comfort.
Flex Adjustment; The flex on the Inferno can be adjusted by removing either 1 or 2 of the rivets found on the rear spine. Using the tool provided remove one at a time until your preferred flex is reached. Be sure to remove the internal ring.
Velcro Spoiler; Need more forward lean or a tighter fit around the lower leg? Leave the Velcro spoiler in place. If you need a more upright position, or more lower leg room, you can remove the spoiler altogether.
Heel Cradle; All Viva models offer the ability to snap a heel wedge onto the boot board for those female skiers who have difficulty keeping their hips forward. A 2.5mm wedge comes with the boots and can be used or not. It will also act as a volume reducer for those needing added heel hold.
Easy Move Cuff Catch; The top cuff catch can be easily (tool free) moved to fit varying leg shapes. There are three different positions offering 27mm of adjust-ability. This unique Tecnica design increases the versatility and fit capabilities for various leg shapes.
3 Position Cuff Catch; The cuff catches can be easily moved to fit varying leg shapes. The positioning catches have a range of 44mm: 22mm forward and 22mm back and can be moved using the tool provided in the box.
Hinged Instep; The instep catch is on a hinge allowing it to adjust for better pressure distribution and closure. It can pivot away from the shell allowing the shell to spread without interference allowing easy entry & exit.
3D Flared Collar Design; 3D Construction in the collar of the Viva Demon, Phoenix and Mega liners, further enhances the fit capabilities of hard to fit calves. The collar is molded 3 dimensionally in a flared position to increase room for the calf
Calf Adapter Construction; is found in the upper collar of the liners of the Viva Demon, Phoenix and Mega models. It consists of a softer material in a V cut shape on the upper sides allowing the liner collar to give and adapt to various lower leg shapes.