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SCARPA Phantom Boot Lacing and Maintenance

Dec. 19th 2013

Designed for utilization at high altitudes, SCARPA’s Phantom boot features an easy to use quick-lace system, rear randing locks heels, and a waterproof T-Zip and integrated gaitor to keep your feet warm and dry even if conditions become slushy. The Phantom’s technology lends itself to stand up to any terrain you trek it through but regular maintenance and correct lacing will help keep this high-performing boot in excellent shape.

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Against the Grain: The Rebel Pro’s Values

Dec. 12th 2013

Four-season versatility; it’s the new black when it comes to technical mountain boots. Designed with the help of Swiss Ace climber Ueli Steck, SCARPA’s Rebel Pro GTX is the lightest full service, all-mountain alpine climbing boot on the market. Whether your thing is steep ice, mixed terrain, demanding alpine routes, or simply all of the above, the super-light Rebel Pro GTX is the correct answer.

The boot’s first contact with the world is The Vibram sole, which provides the perfect balance of climbing proficiency, traction and weight savings. Broad support surfaces at the tip, or “climbing zone” are particularly useful when climbing rocky passages were grip is essential. Accepting full and semi-automatic crampons, the Pro can appeal to a broad array for cramponing preferences as well.

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How to Mold Your SCARPA Ski Boot Liners

Dec. 10th 2013

The beauty of Intuition liners is that you can heat mold them to custom fit your feet. Heat molding allows you to create the optimal liner for your foot’s unique structure. This short video shows you the tools and techniques needed to make your liner fit perfectly and comfortably. See below for a full list of SCARPA boots with Intuition liners.

SCARPA Ski Boot Liner Molding from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.

  • Mobe
  • Hurricane Pro
  • Typhoon
  • Maestrale RS
  • Maserale
  • Gea RS
  • Gea
  • Rush
  • Blink
  • Skookum
  • Alien 1.0
  • Alien

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How to Repair Your SCARPA Ski Boots

Nov. 26th 2013

SCARPA General Ski Boot Maintenance from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.

We can’t drive it home enough, your ski boots are your most important piece of gear. They allow you to effectively steer your skis, stay in control, and if fitted correctly, keep your feet and ankles safe after ejecting from your skis after a nasty crash. This video will show you when it’s time to change your edge guard and how to replace it. You’ll also learn the fastest way to clean your ski/walk mode mechanism, replace your buckles, replace your Axial Alpine hinge so you can then repair or replace your hinge or tongue, and finally, replace your Axial Alpine tongue.

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All About Her: SCARPA’s Women-Specific Freedom SL

Nov. 12th 2013

Combining the downhill chops of alpine performance with the seamless ergonomics of backcountry touring, SCARPA has produced their new women’s Freedom SL, the female specific all-mountain, hard-charging freeride ski boot. Matching strength and efficiency in one complete package, the women’s Freedom SL boots were developed with an anatomical last and cuff height for female foot shapes to maximize precision performance, comfort and fit. With best in class features and performance, alpine stiffness, superior range of cuff motion and weight, and an innovative DIN/Tech fitting sole system, The Freedom SL is all about her.

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Like a Glove: Fitting SCARPA Ski Boots

Oct. 29th 2013

It can’t be said enough – your ski boots are the most important part of your gear set up. They provide you with power, support, and the ability to control your skis. Almost all of your steering capabilities come from the movements you make with your boots. If they’re too big, you might as well be skiing in gym shoes. If they’re too small, you risk black toes or worse, ingrown toenails. This short video explains exactly how to fit a SCARPA ski boot so you can ski on or off piste in perfect control.

SCARPA Boot Fitting from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.

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A Continued State of Freedom

Oct. 10th 2013

SCARPA really liked the Freedom SL, so they made a PU version. And, why not? The Freedom is a slightly simpler version of the award winning SL. It’s the same design crafted by Chris Davenport and the Parisotto family, it still drives big boards at the resort, and still tours more smoothly than any freeride boot of its ilk. So, the PU weighs a little more than its Pebax brethren, it also costs significantly less at $599.

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How to Properly Fit and Put on a Rock Climbing Shoes with Heinz Mariacher

Oct. 8th 2013

For some people, putting on a rock shoe can be similar to putting on a ski boot – it can take some effort. But, knowing how to first properly size, and – then – how to properly put on a rock shoe, can make all the difference.

There’s a correct way to put on rock shoes, you say? Indeed there is, and it’ll help you get the longest life out of your shoes. In this short video, SCARPA’s Climbing Line Product Manager Heinz Mariacher demonstrates how to properly fit and put on a rock shoe.

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The Choice Is Yours: The Freedom of the Freedom SL

Sep. 17th 2013

It’s no secret that freedom comes with responsibility. And SCARPA has risen to the task with their new Freedom SL, an all-mountain, hard-charging freeride ski boot that combines strength and efficiency in one complete package. Designed with input from big mountain ski pioneer Chris Davenport, SCARPA’s Freedom SL boots were developed with alpine stiffness, superior range of cuff motion and weight, and an innovative DIN/Tech fitting sole system. Already the boots have won several awards from Ski, Skiing, Freeskier, Powder, and Backcountry, and the number is growing.

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SCARPA Freedom Freeride Boots Earn 8 Awards from 5 Top Ski Magazines

Aug. 27th 2013

The results are in, and the verdict speaks for itself: SCARPA’s new Freedom SL and Freedom series freeride ski boots earned eight awards this season from Powder, Ski, Skiing, Freeskier and Backcountry Magazines.

Freedom SL Women’s

The unique feature of the Freedom series boots is how well they balance downhill performance with the ability to walk and tour like a backcountry boot. The Freedoms aren’t the first to go after this market. But, several editors said, they’re the best yet in that category of boots.

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