Best suited for strong skiers, the K2 Pinnacle 130 is a big boot. It is packed with features and intended for skiers who demand downhill performance in-bounds and want the added luxury of a walk-mode for some touring capability and comfort on hike-to terrain. We found this boot to have a snug fit and feel that it is best suited for skiers who prefer not to have any wiggle room in their boots. It has a nice upright stance and fits true to size. The 130 flex rating on this boot seemed comparable in stiffness to the Lange RX 120, and was otherwise much stiffer than other 120 flex boots included in our review.
The Pinnacle was a contender for our Top Pick award for a touring capable All-Mountain/Freeride boot but was beat out by last year's winner, the Tecnica Cochise 120 which was lighter, had a better walk mode and was more competitively priced. We felt that it was a better boot in many ways than the Best Buy Award winning Rossignol All Track 120 which also features a walk mode, but the significant price difference put it in another budget category entirely.
The Pinnacle 130 has seen some updates since we tested it. More details below.