TLT6 LIMITED EDITION – A BOOT TO HONOR “SUPER MARIO”
"He wears glasses, has a small beard, normally can be found wearing his white lab coat, always has a smile dancing on his lips and, above all else, he knows almost everything. That’s whey he is lovingly called Super Mario by his DYNAFIT colleagues, a name he has fully earned. For more than 40 years, the native Italian has lived his creative dream and realized his ingenuity designing footwear. As a child, his father taught him this handicraft, thus paving the way for his true passion. “I can let my thoughts and ideas flow into these products. And I can also harmonize state-of-the-art technology with my own visions. I am one lucky guy,” Mario says with a laugh, showing his newest creation, the TLT6.
It is a boot for alpinists and an exquisite work of art that is not to be underestimated. To honor the amiable Italian in 2014, look for a Limited Edition TLT6 as an addition to the collection. Special emphasis was placed on flexibility in the next generation of the successful TLT series. It is a boot for all occasions and, at the same time, is made for expeditions on ice and mixed terrain, scrambles up rocks, as well as for long ski tours. Behind it is countless hours of hard work. Mario Sartor is familiar with the demands of today’s ski alpinists: “We wanted to make a boot that optimally harmonizes weight, comfort and stability. We succeeded at this with this model.”
Mario Sartor, who also loves to head out on ski tours with his kids and grandkids every free moment he has, built an extra Filz aluminum layer into the sole of the shell for better insulation. In addition, he slipped into the all-rounder a warmer inner boot as well as two tongues of varying stiffness. Together with the Ultra-Lock System that allows users to switch effortlessly from ski to walk modes and vice versa, this boot has the comfort of a hiking boot and the optimal stiffness for descents. Mario even updated the boot shaft: With a cuff rotation of 60 degrees, it remains comfortable when walking.
Mario describes himself as a straightforward man, and although he has “a few years” under his belt, he still nearly bubbles over with enthusiasm for this job. Since 1974, Mario Sartor has designed and developed round about 100 pairs of ski boots, approximately 40 pairs of trekking boots and some 40 cross-country ski boots. He points to the current models, TLT6 Performance with the light carbon fiber cuff and the TLT6 Mountain that in turn comes with a Pebax cuff. “The responsiveness of this boot is impressive,” he says. “I am always fascinated by the plethora of technical possibilities of today’s times.”
Another passion for this technically oriented man is his vineyard. He produces his own wine and finds he can truly relax when working, grafting and processing the delectable wine grapes. After finishing the technical masterpiece of the TLT6, he’s certainly earned a glass of wine. We congratulate Mario and say thanks to him from the entire DYNAFIT team. "
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And additional comment for Cold Thistle:
As much as I liked the TLT5 and how it changed how I looked at the ski world..admittedly it is not as refined of boot as TLT6. The 6 is another generation of development and simply a better all around boot. It took me a while to really appreciate the advancements of the TLT6 but is so much more than the TLT5 was as a ski boot it simple can not be ignored.
Bravo to boot developer Mario Sartor's efforts and Dynafit for bring the finished product to market !
The limited edition TLT6 P