Distinguishing a freeride touring boot and an all-mountain skiing boot is getting harder: some can do it both.
Building on the legacy of its legendary Hawx family, Atomic debuts its new Hawx Prime XTD. It is based on the successful Hawx Ultra XTD and combines the advantages of the Hawx family with those of the Backland series. Thanks to the Atomic Free/Lock technology, it offers good mobility in the ascent and strong downhill performance for all skiers with medium width feet. Flagship of the new collection is the Hawx Prime XTD 130 Tech GW, manufactured with Tech Inserts and a Gripwalk sole.
The new Hawx Prime XTD 130 Tech GW comes with 100mm wide lasts and the proven Free/Lock System 4.0. A lever in the heel area allows the boot to be easily switched to walking or skiing mode depending on your needs, allowing for freedom of movement when walking and excellent power transmission when skiing downhill. The built-in Tech Inserts make it a downhill-oriented touring and freeride ski boot.
Adding a new level of performance is the brand’s new Mimic liner technology, an anatomically pre-shaped, heat moldable and customizable liner that adapts exactly to the foot, offering excellent fit and comfort. After being softened in the oven, the liner material mimics the precise shape of the foot and hardens in that shape for a perfect custom fit. The heat-molding process is quick, easy and mess-free.
As with the Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD, Atomic equips the Hawx Prime XTD with their Frictionless Pivot technology. Its Igus polymer bushings ensure resistance-free and absolutely natural forward and backwards movements. They simplify the walking motion and thus save power on ascents. Furthermore, the new Hawx Prime XTD sports the brand’s Prolite construction. Instead of starting with a standard construction and cutting material away to save weight, Prolite does the opposite. It starts with the slimmest possible profile and then it builds up reinforcements in key areas only where additional strength is needed – like the Energy Backbone that runs down each boot spine to deliver solid power transfer and downhill performance.
The result of constant innovation and evolution, the Atomic Hawx Prime XTD is a go-anywhere, ski-everything boot that delivers a unique Hawx feel, dynamic performance and all-mountain capabilities.