Who’s It For?
Like every boot, this mostly depends on whether the Transalp Pro fits your feet. That aside, its ideal demographic is a bit more nuanced than most boots.
If weight is your most important factor, there are plenty of boots that come in a few hundred grams lighter than the Transalp Pro, including the Fischer Travers. Boots like the Scarpa F1 LT let you drop a few hundred grams, get you even more usable range of motion, and still ski pretty well. However, the Transalp Pro is both stiffer and has a more progressive flex pattern than many of the lighter alternatives.
On the other hand, if downhill performance is your priority, there are loads of other boots that are stiffer in the forward, rearward, and/or lateral directions. The most obvious alternative for folks in that camp is the Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro, which is about the same weight as the Transalp Pro, but is notably stiffer. However, even the amazingly light (for how well it skis) Zero G Tour Pro offers notably less usable range of motion and (in my experience) a notably less pleasant walking experience than the Transalp Pro.
So I think the Transalp Pro is ideal for those who want a bit better downhill performance than the lighter alternatives, but a noticeably better walking experience than the heavier options. The Salomon S/Lab MTN Summit is really the only boot I’ve used that feels similar, and both are really cool options for people in this group. The Salomon is notably lighter and maybe a hair stiffer, though it’s not quite as progressive and has a very different fit, so that’s what will likely be the deciding factor between the two.
In sum: if you want great range of motion, a lower weight than nearly all stiffer alternatives, and a progressive, ~115 flex, go try on the Transalp Pro.
It’s always exciting to me when I try a product and can’t neatly place it into any existing category, and the Fischer Transalp Pro is an example of that. It offers nearly the same range of motion as much lighter alternatives, but with a progressive, moderately stiff flex pattern that you can typically only find in heavier boots. Its moderate (neither super light nor super heavy) weight will be a dealbreaker for some, while its moderate (neither super stiff nor super soft) flex pattern will be a dealbreaker for others. But for those who want a boot that walks really well, is quite light overall, and still offers a nice, progressive flex pattern, it’s a cool option.