Black Diamond Ski Boot: The Factor

With nine new models of Freeride-specific ski boots, Black Diamond is launching a completely new product line for the Winter 2008/2009. Modern freeride skiers have been waiting for boots like this, with the stiffness and power of an alpine boot for the descents and the comfort and function of a touring boot for the ascents.
Black Diamond realized the needs of backcountry enthusiasts and began designing these boots from scratch, without the restrictions of present concepts and technologies. Black Diamond has been working on these boots for three years to fill this gap in the marketplace, and today presents this completely unique and independently developed collection, which consists of three touring boots and six telemark boots. The innovative “flagship” of this collection is the revolutionary freeride boot, the Factor.
The Factor is the stiffest Freeride Ski Boot in the Black Diamond Collection and, weighing in at just 4130 grams, it’s the ultimate combination of a touring boot and an alpine boot. It was designed for the modern cross-over skier who wants the access provided by a touring (or AT) boot, but also demands the uncompromising downhill performance that only an alpine boot can provide. With the Factors on your feet, you’ll never feel like you’re in the right place with the wrong boots again.
The Factor will be available in September 2008 in sizes 24-30.5, for a suggested retail price of 499.00 Euro. A total of nine new ski boots models will be included in the new Black Diamond Collection for the 2008/2009 Season.