Brand New Never Worn
2009 Dalbello Proton 12
Expert All Mountain Carbon Ski Boot
Very hard to find boot. Priced to sell. These were $700 when released. The lowest price online today is $499 see link:
Proton has been developed for the aggressive, athletic skier looking for a powerful, responsive boot with superior foothold and very sensitive feel for the snow.
With a carbon reinforced rear spine this is one of the most powerful boots you can buy that is not a race boot.
* Relaxed stance position has a lower heel, and more upright forward lean angle. This makes skiing easier on new big sidecut skis, emphasizing edge to edge rather than front to back movements. This more relaxed position makes skiing easier, with less fatigue and more efficient power transfer to the ski's edge.
* Actiflex Energy Booster slots in the lower shell (just behind the achilles area) store energy as the boot flexes, creating rebound and additional power at the end of the turn. This makes the boot more sensitive and more responsive.
* Traditional overlap design with a low volume fit offers that "close to the foot feel" that performance skiers look for, but with slightly more toe room than other performance boots that are based on very low volume race boot designs.
* Trufit Comp Liner is very firm, for a snug low volume fit.
* Adjustable height spoiler (or removable entirely) to accommodate different length and sizes of legs. This setup works very well even with larger leg sizes that often make a top performance ski boot a difficult choice.
* Twin Axis (dual) canting adjustment (side to side angle) offers maximum ability to get your boot adjusted so your skis will run flat on the snow.
* Locked rear cuff makes this boot quite responsive front to back. Remove the bolts, and the upper cuff will be more free to hinge for a softer flex.
* Super wide power strap around the top of the boot.
* How does the Proton 12 fit? Compared to many performance boots that are based on race model shells, the Proton 101 mm last is roomier in the toe box, and over the instep, and larger through the shaft of the leg.