While I was at Pierra Menta, I got a few photos of various boots. Every gram counts, or so they say. And racers do all kinds of things to save weight. Below is a boot with a custom plastic throw and cord buckle system.
Here is a similar design, except with an aluminum custom throw.
Check out the holes in this boot.
Here's a mongrel Dynafit boot with custom carbon cuffs.
F1 with custom carbon cuffs.
A super light Pierre Gignoux. I tried some of these on and they are incredibly light. They aren't the most comfortable boot, but if you can shave a pound off each foot, it might be worth it.
Production Scarpa F1 Carbon boots. Next year, only non-modified boots are allowed. What is everyone going to do with their funky mods?
I saw all kinds of broken gear, including broken Crazy skis, broken DNA World Cup skis, and several Trabs like this one. I don't think it matters what the brand is -- racing is tough on light gear.