The 2014 Slingshot RAD
Slingshot doesn’t try to do anything fancy with the RAD, but they don’t have to. It is a nice solid, middle of the road, reasonably priced boot. The RAD is stiffer than the KTV, not quite as stiff as Hyperlite’s options but comes up a tad stiffer than the Ronix Ones. It’s a cinchable laceup with a velcro cuff.
The Slingshot RAD has 2 nice beefy J-bars for excellent heel hold down and a fixed liner.
Basically, if you want a stiff, solid, boot, don’t mind a couple of grams of extra mass and don’t want to pay Ronix prices, the RAD is a good choice.
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|