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The Maestrale RS Continues Its Rising Arc

Feb. 20th 2014

In the mountains, it’s sometimes hard to find your identity. Even harder is maintaining that identity in the ever-evolving world of alpinism. But the Maestrale RS, SCARPA’s most award-winning alpine touring boot to date, has an identity based upon a firm foundation: downhill power and maximum tourability.

Similar to its newer cousin, the Freedom SL, The RS has resort-based aspirations, but its true passion yearns for the trailhead, and the glory that comes with backcountry and ski mountaineering ambitions. The body of the RS is comprised of Polyamide instead of Pebax, which has a slightly higher strength-to-weight ratio, giving the RS a 120-flex index (20% advantage) over the original Maestrale’s initial 100 flex. However, it only adds 1.4oz (40g) in additional weight – less than a pound per pair than the slightly more muscular Freedom SL.

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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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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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Retailer Shout Outs: Outdoor Gear Exchange

Oct. 24th 2013

Marc Sherman got the idea for a gear exchange while camping with a friend in the mossy Adirondack Mountains in 1995. He found an 800 square foot room to launch his visionary business model. What began as a simple consignment for spendthrift customers is now a Burlington outdoor gear institution with a huge staff, multisport capabilities and loyal following.

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A look at SCARPA’s Rush ski-touring boot

Oct. 19th 2011

SCARPA RushDo you consider yourself a dedicated backcountry denizen, aspiring ski mountaineer, or simply like to make the right call with AT boots? Powder skiing, skin tracks, couloirs, bootpacks, ridgelines, the goal for AT boots has always been to balance uphill ergonomics with downhill chops. Well, the Rush is on.

Stripped to the waist, SCARPA’s Rush is the svelte sibling to the Maestrale. Built with three buckles as opposed to four, active PowerStrap, tech fittings, and 40° fore and aft walking range, the Rush still weighs less than 6lbs. 5 oz. per pair dripping wet, and it’s always up for getting down.

Professional ski mountaineer and SCARPA athlete Andrew McLean has been wooed by the Rush’s siren calls. Making a habit of searching out some of the world’s most remote and technical terrain, one could argue he gets after it. Currently readying himself for his fourth Antarctica trip, Andrew will be taking a pair of Rush’s, and not his favorite-to-date Maestrales, for the occasion. The Reason? “The Rush is a little lighter, bit simpler,” he says, “and I think it’ll be great for the type of touring we do down there.”

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deep in pow or warm winter bouldering… SCARPA’s team is getting after it

Feb. 9th 2011

Vicariously experience the professional athlete/world traveler adventure life through our climbing and ski teams’ weekly trip reports.

SCARPA tele ripper, Chris Erikson, sends in proof that he is, indeed, working hard with this mini-trip report from his shoot for PowderWhore’s Television.

Adam U returns from an exploration of Japan with this trip report: “Every local we talked to told us that conditions like we had were ‘normal.’ We hope to put their word to the test by returning next year for a month. Until then, enjoy!”

Winter 10/11 Episode 5: Made in Japan! from Bird Robot on Vimeo.

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