Full Tilt First Chair Ski Boot

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4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy in/out (13)
  • Retains warmth (12)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Highly adjustable (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill (11)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        92% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        92% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (6), Expert (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    4.0

    As comfortable as my old Flexion Comps

    By The Frozen Chosen

    from Duluth MN

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction
    • Retains Warmth

    Cons

    • Hard To Adjust

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Instructing
    • Racing

    Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

    Spend all day in these boots when teaching. Great comfort, no shin bang, great replacement for my old Flexion Comps -- except for the buckles which are hard to adjust on the slopes with gloves on. Also , the lower loop cable needs to be adjusted to its loosest setting to get the cable out of the notch side when removing the boots, which can be tough if the micro adjust is iced up.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    a bit disappointed

    By Henry

    from Park City, Utah

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Putting The Boot On

    Cons

    • cold
    • Hurt My Foot
    • Not Warm
    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

      Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

      Hurt my feet pretty badly and only got worse after molding them. the buckles are very annoying and the bottom one is especially difficult to put on. decided to get solomon x max 120's and am much happier now

      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      not even as stiff as last year's seth

      By rizla

      from elsewhere

      About Me Expert

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Lightweight
      • Retains Warmth

      Cons

      • Buckles Are Still Rubbish
      • Buckles break
      • Too Much Flex

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

      this boot is marketed as the stiffest in the line, but is less stiff than my previous year's Seth, which is supposed to have an 8 tongue. The semi transparent lower plastic on this years model deforms and isn't as stiff.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing Boot

      By Fred the shredder

      from London, UK

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Quality Construction
      • Retains Warmth
      • Stops Shins Bruising
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Free Ski
        • Park

        Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

        I use these boots for quite a bit of on piste skiing however the past season did a lot more park time. they were brilliant! i've had previous boots that ruined my shins after a day of skiing but with these and their double padding I wouldn't have known i had done of a day of skiing.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Best Boot I've Had in Years

        By Chris

        from Merced Ca,

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Buckles Easily
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction
        • Retains Warmth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Racing

          Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

          Bought a pair 1/4/13 at Shoreline of Tahoe fitted by Hershel. Best boot I've had sense my old Flexon Comps.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Believe the hype.

          By Big Dave

          from PNW

          About Me Expert

          Pros

          • Buckles Easily
          • Comfortable
          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction
          • Retains Warmth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill

            Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

            I was under the impression that my feet were wide because they are long (13.5 street shoe). Got sized by a few different stores and was told that I was mistaken, that my feet are average width. FT boots were recommended by a few shops.

            These boots are super comfortable like advertised, but do not give anything up in performance. I was worried they would not provide a secure heel hold compared to my dalbello's with the instep buckle. If anything, they are more secure and responsive. They also got more comfortable the longer I wore them.

            I don't even unbuckle them when I go into the lodge. I wear them as snug as I can buckle them too. They are more comfortable than my snowboard boots used to be.

            Im a big strong guy, and the flex on these is just right for me. I would rate it around a 110-120.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Why did it take so long

            By DaveJW

            from Europe

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy Entry & Exit
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction
            • Real Progresive
            • Retains Warmth
            • Super Comfortable

            Cons

            • Only One Tongue

            Best Uses

            • Any Powder Any Hill
            • Downhill

            Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

            A cliche but this is 'simply the best' boot.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            amazing !

            By G

            from Summit County Colorado

            About Me Expert

            Pros

            • Buckles Easily
            • Comfortable
            • Easy Entry & Exit
            • Lightweight
            • Retains Warmth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill

              Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

              So, these are great for me. I am Joe average in the foot size department. Warm, comfortable, awesome performance, easy on and off, light weight, what is not to like? The 10 tongue provides such a supple smooth, supportive, resilient, non shin banging forward flex, I ponder what a 12 flex tongue might be like. I am 60 YO, 165lbs, skied 50 days a year for 40 years now, FYI.
              The real story is, I have a friend who has 15AAA feet.(!!) I have seen him go through at least 20 sets of boots over the years, some leaving him literally crying in pain. He got a pair of First Chairs a week ago. This is the first boot he EVER got that fit him right out of the box with no mods at all. For that reason I suspect he loves his FT's more than I love mine.
              I would say for me ,the 28.5 size feels a 1/4 size too big. A 3mm thick foam insert under the liner filled in the slack room in the boot and eliminated some foot swimming in the boot I experienced.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too big
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              I want to sleep in these boots

              By Brant

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Expert

              Pros

              • Buckles Easily
              • Comfortable
              • Easy Entry & Exit
              • Highly Adjustable
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction
              • Retains Warmth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Freeski
                • Park

                Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

                These boots are perfect. They are so comfortable once heat molded and the flex let's you charge through anything. I wear the thinnest socks possible and they still keep my feet toasty on cold days. I can't come up with one complaint about these boots.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                best boot ever!!!!!!!!!

                By mikey the jibber

                from Calgary, AB

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Buckles Easily
                • Comfortable
                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Highly Adjustable
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction
                • Retains Warmth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Full Tilt Boots First Chair:

                    these boots are amazing. i got them at a ski show they were brand new i got them for 200 dollars. At first i thought they were to small but i heat molded them and they fit like a dream. They have such a smooth flex no pressure points like my old heads. Ski park amazing as well as anywhere on the mountain. I love the weight makes it soo easy to hop onto rails and jib. I am going to buy a different flex tongue because the 10 flex can get a bit stiff sometimes

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    First Chair

                    MSRP $750.00
                    $599.95

                    POWER & RESPONSIVENESS WITH A SMOOTH FLEX
                    The First Chair is our stiffest flexing boot for the most power & responsiveness, yet with a smoother, natural flex for comfort that overlap boots simply can’t achieve. Featuring added natural rubber soles on the toe & heel for non-slip, easy walking on pavement, ice, & everywhere else. They can even be replaced when they wear out.

                    Read what Zach Crist and tester’s for SKI Magazine Gold Medal Gear have to say about the First Chair.

                    WATCH THE TECHNOLOGY VIDEO

                    3 PIECE BOOT TECHNOLOGY

                    FTS SOUL 3-PIECE SHELL
                    FTS SOUL 3-PIECE SHELL
                    The same 99mm last width and geometry as the Original with a slightly roomier toe box & rubber sole.
                    RUBBER TOE & HEEL SOLE
                    RUBBER TOE & HEEL SOLE
                    Natural rubber soles on the toe & heel for non-slip walking & hiking that can even be replaced if they wear out.
                    #10 FLEX TONGUE
                    #10 FLEX TONGUE
                    Stiffest flex – Our most powerful and responsive energy transfer, while maintaining a smooth, natural ankle flex to eliminate shinbang! You can quickly change your flex by swapping out different # flex tongues.
                    7 RIBS
                    7 RIBS
                    The most ribs in the industry designed like a flexible straw to flex naturally with your ankle & eliminate shin bang. Buckle tightness also doesn’t affect flex.
                    LIGHT WEIGHT
                    LIGHT WEIGHT
                    Minimalistic 3-Piece design eliminates the need for thick heavy overlapping plastic or bolts for increased quickness & sensitivity, up to 2 lbs / 900g lighter than some alpine boots.
                    EASY
                    EASY
                    Tongue fully opens like a convertible, never blocking your foot. Slide your foot in and out easily with comfort in all temperatures.
                    FREE FLEXING CUFF
                    FREE FLEXING CUFF
                    Rear cuff has unrestricted forward motion to never bottom out & move naturally with your leg instead of against it.
                    RIGID BOOT BOARD
                    RIGID BOOT BOARD
                    Firm layer inside the bottom of the shell maximizes responsiveness & sensitivity to the snow.
                    CABLES
                    CABLES
                    Cable closure works like a shoelace to eliminate dead spots for a smooth even pressure flex & fit
                    ALUMINUM WIDETRACK BUCKLES
                    ALUMINUM WIDETRACK BUCKLES
                    New adjustment mechanism engineered to increase precision and durability while maintaining on-the-fly single-handed micro adjustment. New durable aluminum lever with a minimalistic lightweight design.
                    CUSTOMIZABLE
                    CUSTOMIZABLE
                    All parts are sold separately for unlimited personalization and repair using a standard Philips head screwdriver.

                    QUICK FIT LINER TECHNOLOGY

                    LIGHT
                    LIGHT
                    No heavy plastic parts or fillers. The lightweight foam construction makes your entire boot feel lighter.
                    PRO LAMINATE CONSTRUCTION
                    PRO LAMINATE CONSTRUCTION
                    The Pro Liner's laminates are specifically engineered to provide the most energy transfer to the shell while maintaining its warmth, light weight & custom moldable fit.



                    4mm Open Cell Foam
                    Warm & comfy layer conforms quickly to your foot upon entry
                    2mm Soft Density Intuition™ Foam
                    Softest cross linked EVA closed cell foam molds to feet quick
                    7mm High Density Intuition™ Foam
                    Most firm & responsive cross linked EVA closed cell foam molds to your feet & transfers the most energy!
                    POWERWRAP
                    POWERWRAP
                    An additional layer of ergonomically shaped High Density Intuition® closed cell foam is wrapped around the outside of the upper liner to increase energy transfer and horsepower to the shell.
                    J-BAR
                    J-BAR
                    An additional J-shaped piece of foam is inserted internally on both sides of the ankle area to dramatically increase ankle hold down, to keep your feet perfectly in place for precise control.
                    MOLDS 100% TO FEET!
                    MOLDS 100% TO FEET!
                    Full Tilt Quick-Fit™ liners use authentic Intuition® foam that is body heat activated to mold 100% to your feet during use, or can be instantly heat molded by a shop in minutes.
                    WARM
                    WARM
                    Unlike conventional liners, our 100% foam construction is air tight with reduced seams to retain body heat like a wetsuit.