Scarpa Maestrale RS
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Blurring the lines between freeride skiing and alpine touring, the hard-charging Maestrale RS boots are designed for backcountry skiers who like to drive big skis and seek out steep, aggressive lines.
Remember when backcountry touring meant wool sweaters and knickers, skinny skis, leather boots, and low-angle turns while whistling carefree tunes' Neither does the hard-charging Scarpa Maestrale RS Alpine Touring Boot. Wool is great, as are mellow turns, but the Maestrale's more interested in shredding the crap out of steep chutes, ripping big faces, and slaying deep pow. It's 20% stiffer and only 1. 5oz heavier than the old Maestrale, with a burly 120 flex, stiff polyamide shell, and stout power strap that provide plenty of juice when the lines get big but still checks in at under 3. 5 lbs for most sizes, so you'll be able to make it up the skin track faster than your partner. The cuff also rotates a full 37, which isn't too far behind many more uphill-oriented AT boots. Scarpa's new Mirage Pro ski/walk mode makes it super easy to switch between uphill and downhill settings, and locks the cuff to the shell with two stiff metal pins for serious power and control without the risk of coming unlocked when you don't want it to. In conjunction with the Evo V-Frame cuff, this gives the Maestrale plenty of fore and aft stiffness, so you'll be able to crush it without feeling like you're wobbling backwards and forwards. Perhaps the Maestrale's most distinctive feature is the stiff Axial Alpine Pebax tongue, which hinges at the toe and pivots out away from the boot for super easy entry and exit, as well as a smooth and progressive flex that eliminates stiff and dead spots. It cinches down better than traditional overlap-style shells for uniform volume control through the forefoot, eliminating pinching and slop, and the oversize Zeus buckles and Predator HRS instep strap increase heel hold and power without making the Maestrale heavy and clunky. It comes complete with a heat-moldable Intuition Pro Flex RS liner and Vibram Cayman rubber sole for a customizable fit and serious traction, respectively, and features Dynafit Quick Step-In tech inserts with the Fitting Ind...
Improvements to this season's Scarpa Maestrale RS AT boot outfit it to tour and turn better than ever. The new ski/walk mechanism makes switching from downhill to tour mode easier, and with the V-ribbed cuff, secures the system to exert powerful pressure to the ski edges. With a range of motion of 37 degrees, the RS has worthy touring cred for a stout freeride boot. Other new features include a beefy power strap, with a cut-out, that makes adjustment simple, and updated buckles, which are over-sized for ease of use.-- Unique Axial Alpine closure and asymmetric tongue design opens like a clam-shell end all struggles getting your boots on-- Thermo-moldable Intuition Pro Flex RS liner are the gold standard, they mold beautifully and keep your toes warm-- Polyamide shell and cuff, Pebax(R) tongue-- Two forward lean angles in ski mode: 16deg or 20deg-- Features Dynafit's patented notched Quick Step-In Tech Fittings for sight-less binding entry-- New 2-pin lock down mode-- Evo V-frame ribbing in the cuff increases the overall stiffness-- Easy to grab power strap-- 3 Zeus Lite buckles and a Predator RS instep strap-- Forefoot width of 101mm
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
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A no compromise backcountry boot Positioned next to the Scarpa Freedom SL boots, the Maestrale RS offers improved touring without sacrificing the ability to drive big skis with precision. With a 37 degree range of cuff motion, the Maestrale RS offers plenty of motion for all but those who have an exceptionally long stride. The Maestrale RS offers ten degrees more movement that the Freedom. To keep this range of motion unhindered, the Maestrale RS is fitted with an Intuition Pro Tour liner that offers moldable comfort and flex zones for touring. When the skinning turns into walking, the Maestrale RS has you covered with a sticky vibram Cayman rubber sole and rockered profile for an easy stride. Despite it's light weight and touring prowess, the Maestrale RS really rips on the downhill. Four buckles and a huge power strap ensure a fit that allows you to get all the power from the boots 120 index flex. Don't be fooled by the high flex index, power is delivered smoothly and with progressive flex. Laterally, the Maestrale RS is stiff enough to hang with much heavier boots. The Maestrale RS's progressive flex is delivered, in part, thanks to the Axial Alpine Pebax tongue. Along with a smooth flex, this tongue cinches down more uniformly than overlapping designs for a comfortable yet high performance fit. Since this tongue is hinged to the boot toes, it pivots away from the boot for super easy entry and exit. For a powerful boot that tours exceptionally well for it's power, put the Maestrale RS on your short list. Features & Benefits a 101mm last. a Vibram Cayman rubber sole. a Pebax and polyamide construction. a Intuition Pro Tour liner. a Mirage Pro walk mode. a 16 or 20 degrees of forward lean.