2021 Dalbello DS 100
Performance meets comfort: The DS 100 is designed for intermediate to advanced skiers who appreciate precise and easy control for a day full of pure skiing pleasure.
The Dalbello DS Series stands out with a new construction devoted to delivering optimum all day comfort in a high performance, 100mm last, 4 buckle overlap boot. Part of delivering greater comfort lies in building a lighter weight boot, so our Italian designers devised a bi-injected Power Cage construction that consists of a hard PU frame, integrated with a second injection that together results in a lighter, slimmer looking design with great power transmission, cosmetic appeal, and ease of entry/exit. Rearward support is enhanced by an ABS plate integrated in the cuff, with dual canting on the inside and outside. On the medial side of the lower shell, a special textured surface allows us to provide the power transmission of a thicker material without the added weight. A new, lightweight boot board with superior insulation enhances warmth, with an extra shim included to help raise the heel if needed. All DS models fall under Dalbello's MyFit customization system, with both the Instant Fit Pro liner and shell able to be heat molded.
Power Cage, 3D Grip Texture, Contour 4, My Fit, Gripwalk,
DS IF Performance
- Level: Intermediate - Advanced
- Flex: 100
- Sizes: 26.5 - 29.5
- Shell: PU
- Last: 100 @ 26.5
2021 Dalbello DS 100
Terrain / Use
- Flex Index is how much effort or work is required to move the cuff of the ski boot forward while the lower shell is stationary; typically retained by the binding. This number can be anything from 50 or 60 to 130+ (or even 1 - 10). There is no standard for this number across the ski boot industry and the ‘Flex Index’ is not based on any metric like newton-meters, foot-pounds, or Pascals. Even within within any given manufacture’s line-up, a boot with a Flex Index of 110 might not be the same as another boot with the same rating. The main thing to remember is that the higher the number, the stiffer the boot. The Flex Index should only be used as just one general factor in choosing a ski boot.
- Your style of skiing, experience, level of skiing, terrain, use, height, mass, and personal preference all play a role in helping you pick the stiffness of your boot. A World Cup racer or an advanced/expert skier that prefers making precision turns at high speeds requiring techniques using a lot of tip pressure might need a stiffer boot. On the other hand, someone who hits the slopes every weekend with her family or Patrols three days a week might prefer a more moderate flex.
- ‘Last’ is a metric that describes the width of your foot at its widest point, which is typically at the forefoot or the ball of your foot. This will be represented in millimeters: i.e: 102mm. This is a critical consideration, because going up a size in a boot will move the widest part of the boot forward while the widest part of your foot will be kept reward. As you can gather, going up a size is not an option.
Ski Boot Fitting
- Our Alpine ski boots are designed for maximum control and performance for downhill alpine skiing. These boots will be not be optimal for touring/skinning as the cuff is typically fixed, keeping you in a natural ski position. These boots are designed to work with any Alpine DIN binding. Alpine DIN bindings must be installed, adjusted, and function tested by a certified binding technician.