Scarpa Freedom SL
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Created with input from big-mountain skier Chris Davenport, the Scarpa Freedom SL randonee boots mix stiff progressive flex, light weight and a wide range of cuff motion for best-in-class performance.
The Scarpa Freedom SL Alpine Touring Boot is King of the Mountain in the Scarpa freeride line. It's the burliest, with a 120 flex index, but almost a pound lighter than the standard Freedom. The SL also uses a lighter Intuition liner and more aggressive sole. Compared to Scarpa's touring boots, the Freedom SL is more versatile (added alpine capability) and it's stiffer and more powerful, but it does weigh more than the cream-of-the-crop AT. It has a Ride Power Block that delivers frictionless motion for efficient climbing and locks in back support for superpower transmission on the downhill. For skiers who need a boot that can charge off the lift in alpine bindings or slip efficiently into the backcountry with Tech (TLT) bindings, the Freedom SL has few equals. And then there's the fit. The Pbax Rnew shell overlaps for gap-less fit. Its Carbon Core technology wraps it around a bomber carbon frame for lightweight and allover stiffness for precision control. The Intuition FR Speed liner boot is molded with the shell for a seamless fit and optimally powerful performance, key in making the distinction between a competent alpine/AT boot and one that kills it. The 101-millimeter anatomic last features Axial Power Control for lateral stiffness and sensitivity. The interchangeable Vibram sole gives you lugged tenacity when hiking over scree or down-climbing into a rocky chute. You'll feel the advantage in an instant and respond with a peaceful mind. After all, you don't want to charge down a finger chute with already-frayed nerves. This is called Freedom.
Chris Davenport and other big mountain skiers helped out with the design of the Scarpa Freedom SL alpine touring boots and it shows. The stiff yet progressive flex, light touring weight, and a big rainbow of cuff motion make the Freedom one of the best boots, in their class. At around 7.5 lbs per pair for a size 27, the Freedom SL boots are noticeably light for their freeride weight class. These boots will keep you from getting knocked off your line when the going gets steep.-- Shell/Cuff/Tongue made from Pebax(R) Renew which is a renewable castor plant oil product-- Carbon core construction is light yet wickedly rigid-- Adjustable spoiler-- Oversized power strap-- Vibram(R) Mountain Plus Sole
One boot free to ski it all While we may all lust over a room full of skis and boots specifically suited for unique trips or conditions, space and budget constraints typically make it unrealistic. The Scarpa Freedom offers a solution; one boot that can do it all. It's plenty powerful enough to be your resort-specific binding, but with an excellent tour-mode and relatively light weight, it won't hold you back in the backcountry. What really sets the Freedom SL apart from other "crossover" boots is the functional tour mode. The 27 degree range of virtually friction-free cuff motion is impressive for a boot of this caliber. And while they may not feel like slippers, they are far from clunky at 7 lbs 10 oz per pair. The Freedom comes out of the box with tech binding compatible soles and sticky rubber. If you would like to run these boots on a traditional downhill binding without a sliding AFD plate, the soles can be easily swapped out for DIN compatible soles. Although there is no in-your-face carbon fibre weave showing on the Freedom, carbon fibre is part of what makes this boot so special. A carbon frame runs the full length of the boot; the boot plastic is actually molded around this carbon frame. The interchangeable sole blocks lock into metal hardware directly fitted to this carbon frame. This construction reduces slop from poor sole block connections as well as creating a super stiff platform to transfer power from your legs to the ski. Features & Benefits a 101mm last. a Vibram mountain plus sole. a Pebax Rnew construction. a Thermo-moldable liner designed with touring in mind. a Ride Power Block walk mode. a 10-18 degrees of forward lean.
Take the extremely versatile, ultra-capable Freedom SL Ski Boot from Scarpa to your favorite front- & backcountry lines for unmatched control & comfort. Stiff Carbon Core Technology, huge 27-degree cuff range and infinite adjustability make these boots your best choice for everything from resort riding, to ski mountaineering.
- Mountain Gear