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Scarpa is a family-owned company that's been designing mountain footwear from its home base in Asolo, Italy since 1938. So, it should come as no surprise that when Scarpa went to work redesigning one of its most successful alpine touring boots, it didn't just throw out what it's learned through the years to start from scratch, but built off a solid foundation to refine what's become one of the most reliable and versatile touring boots in the backcountry. On the surface, the revamped Maestrale RS Alpine Touring Boot doesn't appear to have a lot in common with the original Maestrale, but it's built on the same roomy 101mm last for comfort on the ascent and maintains much of the key features that have made the original Maestrale one of the most popular AT boots in the industry. Trimming weight from an already lightweight boot is no easy feat, but Scarpa was able trim over five ounces from each boot--while making the boot stiffer in the process. This is achieved by making the shell from a lightweight Grilamid and reinforcing it with Grilamid LFT, which uses long-strand carbon fiber to increase rigidity and keep weight to a minimum. The full Grilamid cuff is vented to let body heat escape and is backed by an OutDry waterproof, breathable membrane so snow doesn't work its way through to the liner when you're breaking trail through knee-deep powder or setting the bootpack up a narrow couloir. The original Maestrale certainly had its quirks--namely, a prone-to-freezing walk mode and hinged tongue that liked to break at inopportune situations--but the newest iteration of the Maestrale eliminates both these issues by overhauling both components. Replacing the old single-hinge tongue with a fixed split Pebax tongue gives the boot the progressive forward flex of a three-piece alpine boot, and the friction-free walk mode takes the 37-degree cuff rotation of the original Maestrale and dials it up to 60 degrees. And since the metal-on-metal mechanism is external, you won't have ..
Beloved among alpine enthusiasts, the men's Scarpa Maestrale RS randonee ski boots are newly updated with carbon Grilamid shells and a stiff, responsive flex for advanced backcountry skiers. The boots ski/walk mechanism lets you climb with ease and provid
- Mountain Gear
Finally, a hard-charging touring boot that sacrifices nothing on the ascent. The Maestrale RS boasts an impressive 130 flex with a weight of 1410g and 60 degree range of motion. Scarpa's Carbon Grilamid Web, noticeable near the heel of the shell, uses long fibers of carbon infused into the plastic to increase strength and stiffness while keeping weight to a minimum. For the 17-18 season, scarpa went to a 3 buckle design. The new design saves time and self equalizes the entire lower portion of the boot when making adjustments. Scarpa outfitted the Maestrale RS with the Speedlock Plus ski/walk mode. The simple lever on the back of the boot gets completely out of the way for friction free touring but securely locks the boot in place in ski mode. Completely heat moldable and exceptionally warm Intuition Cross Fit Pro Flex G liners come standard in the Maestrale RS. Light but stiff with a huge range of motion, the Maestrale is ready for your biggest mission and most demanding descent.
Designed for people who like to drive big skis or charge hard in the backcountry, the Scarpa Maestrale RS Alpine Touring Boots bridges the gap between alpine touring and freeride skiing. The lightest 120 flex ski boots in the world, this boots offers a walk mode with nearly 40 degrees of cuff travel, which makes them tour exceptionally well. At the top of the climb, however, switch them to ski mode and the Maestrale RS provides a shocking level of downhill performance, given that they tip the scales at 3lbs 7oz per boot (size 27). Details include Scarpa's innovative Axial Alpine tongue design, polyamide construction, which yields the stiff flex, oversize, easy-to-use buckles, Dynafit Quick step in tech fittings and a high-performance SCARPA Intuition liner. 20% stiffer and only 40g heavier than the current Maestrale. Asymetric tongue provides precise power transmission. Dynafit Quick step in System and Fitting Indicator System combines to make getting in/out of TLT bindings easier than ever before. Intuition Pro Flex RS. Predator RS instep strap allows for increased stiffness in the tongue, and is easy to engage with gloves. The RS stands for the German term Renn Sport, or racing sport. This translates to downhill performace in the Maestrale RS. Unique Axial Alpine closure combines the best of both overlap and cabrio boot constructions: super easy to get in/out, excellent volume adjustment, and strong support on the downhill. Vibram Cayman sole interfaces with bindings for maximum support and performance. Zeus buckles increase power and improve cuff closure. For lightweight alpine touring, the Scarpa Maestrale AT ski boots with heat-moldable Intuition liners are the way to go!. Flex: 120. Last (Forefoot width): 101mm. Range of Motion: 37 degrees. Inner Boot: Intuition Pro Flex RS. Shell, Cuff and Tongue: Polyamide I Polyamide I Pebax. Buckles: 4 + 45mm Power Strap RS. Forward Lean: 16 degrees & 20 degrees. Flex Index: 120. Range of Motion: 37 degrees. Sole: Vibram Cayman. Weight: 1571 g or 3 lbs 7 oz (per boot, size 27). Sizes: 24.5 - 32. Binding System: AT, TLT. Available Color(s): White/Orange/Royal Blue
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Blurring the lines between freeride skiing and alpine touring, the hard-charging Maestrale RS alpine touring ski boots are designed for skiers who like to drive big skis and seek out aggressive lines.