The Lange Shadow 130 MV GW is a game charger of a boot that is sure to shake up the ski industry by storm. It uses mountain bike shock technology in the rear spine of the boot to make entry and exit of the boot so easy, you would think it’s a retro 90’s rear entry boot. But this boot is not just about getting in and getting out easier, it’s about performance. Using a break through dual-pivot technology called “Rocker Arm”, which essentially is an added pivot below and behind what they call a Suspension Blade. This is flat piece that connects the upper cuff to the lower shell which is pretty far up the spine of the boot. This suspension adds dampening, rebound, control and allows more power transfer from the boot, to the binding to the ski with far less effort than a skier would normally need to engage into a turn. Sounds like a gimmick, but let me tell you, I tried this boot this past spring and was blown away how comfortable and responsive the boot was right out of the box, with no foot bed. Better yet, they slipped on so easily and can came off even easier than any other boot that I have tried on. They had plenty of power to drive a wide range of stiff skis that I was testing and made for precise and effortless turns. Bottom line, it made a skeptical believer out of me, and is sure to “shock” a lot of naysayers and change the way we think about 2-piece overlap ski boots. The Lange Shadow 130 MV GW bucks the trend of what is possible when you think outside of the box.