The 2014 Slingshot KTV
The KTV’s were the second cheapest pair of boots we tested. From a number stand point they were a bit more flexible than the RADs we tested and a tiny bit heavier dry, but about the same mass wet. There are no laces on this boot, just 3 velcro straps.
The KTV’s have nice beefy J-bars integrated to hold down your heel.
We don’t want to call them a budget option, as they certainly don’t seem to skimp on build quality, but this is definitely a pair of boots priced at a high value.
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|