The 2014 Liquid Force Ultra CT
These were the cheapest pair of boots we tested, however Liquid Force did not appear to skimp on build quality. They were pretty flexible but only heavier than the Ronix offerings while wet.
Instead of just one set of laces, the Ultra CT’s have 2 separate cinch up lace pairs that allow you to adjust tightness separately on your ankles and on your feet. The only complaint we had with the Ultra CT’s was the sizing. Liquid Force, for whatever reason, decided to do sizing in ranges instead of one boot per size. We like a snug fit with our boots, so if you happened to be on the lower end of a range, you were kind of screwed. Other than the sizing, this is a wonderful pair of boots at a bargain of a price.
Inward Flex (degrees)
Outward Flex (degrees)
Mass (dry, one boot) kilograms
Mass (wet, one boot) kilograms
Heel Hold Down
|LF Ultra CT||5.7||11.2||1.042||1.365||No||Integrated (large)||$349.99|
|LF Synergy||4.3||6.8||1.043||1.408||No||Integrated (large)||$419.19|
|Hyperlite Marek||3.6||6.9||1.294||1.505||Yes||Integrated (med)||$479.98|
|Hyperlite Process||3.7||3.7||1.297||1.508||Yes||Integrated (med)||$459.98|
|Slingshot RAD||4.8||5.9||1.012||1.52||No||Integrated (large)||$449|
|Slingshot KTV||9||7.8||1.179||1.522||No||Integrated (large)||$399|
|Ronix One||5.4||6.2||0.794||1.112||Yes||Removable (small)||$480|
|Ronix Frank||15.3||13.6||0.843||1.108||Yes||Integrated (small)||$470|