As the best skiers gravitate toward a more sidecountry and soft snow-oriented experience on the mountain, more and more are choosing softer boots. The Tecnica Mach1 MV 120 Alpine Ski Boots are one of the best choices that don't compromise the performance and precision of a 130 flex option while still offering better terrain absorption and more flexibility in steep and narrow spots. With a C.A.S. shell and cuff and grindable C.A.S. bootboard that make your bootfitter's job easier, the Mach 1 MV 120 is money for the all-mountain expert who doesn't recognize backcountry gates as the end of the skiable slopes.