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Returning with a redesign that makes them lighter weight and improves overall touring function, Maestrale 1.0 boots are solid all-around randonee boots for long-distance tours and aggressive descents.
Coming in at the affordable end of Scarpa's AT line, the Maestrale GT Alpine Touring Boot blends touring ability, downhill performance, and value, making it a great first AT boot or all-rounder for skiers who aren't looking to smash the piggy bank. It's virtually identical to its big brother the Maestrale 1. 0, but weighs about one pound more and has several different features, most notably a pre-formed Instant-Fit GT liner instead of a moldable Intuition liner and aluminum buckles instead of the 1. 0's lighter magnesium offerings. The differences end there, though; the GT has the same design, starting with the polyurethane shell and Pebax tongue that give it a touring-friendly 100 flex, a comfortable 101mm last, and 39 of cuff rotation for smooth, easy uphill performance. It also features Scarpa's new Mirage Pro Ski/Walk mode, which uses two locking pins for powerful, consistent energy transfer, and offers forward lean angles of 16 and 20 so you can customize your stance to fit the conditions and your skiing style. Although it only has a 100 flex rating, the GT is plenty tough enough for most descents. Scarpa designed it with an Evo V-Frame cuff for increased rearward stiffness and power transmission, and modified the classic front-hinging Cabrio tongue design to open to the side, letting the boot buckle more efficiently through the forefoot for serious volume control. That means you never have to settle for your feet feeling sloppy or pinched. The top buckle comes with a wiregate Tour-Lock clasp, which flips up to keep the bale settled in the ladder even when it's unbuckled, making it easy to buckle down and go when you're ready to rip, and the Vibram Cayman rubber sole takes the terror out of walking on exposed rock and icy ridges. As a finishing touch, Scarpa included a Fitting Indicator System along with the Dynafit Quick Step-In tech inserts, making it easy to align your boot and binding for quick, pain-free step-ins.
Tuned up for touring, the lighter Scarpa Maestrale 1.0 boot has a redesign that gets a new ski/walk mechanism that makes switching from downhill to tour mode easier, and also improves aggresive skiability in ski mode. Other new details include redesigned buckles, Scarpa's Axial Alpine tongue design, Pebax(R) Rnew construction, Quick Step(R) tech fittings, and heat-moldable SCARPA Intuition(R) liners.-- Polyamide shell and Pebax REnew tongue. Pebax Rnew plastic is made from castor plant oil-- Alpine Axial Shell design combines the best of both overlap and cabrio shell construction-- Moldable touring-style Intuition Pro Flex G liners with 100% Ultralon foam for a custom fit-- New ski/walk mechanism with 39deg range of motion travel-- New 2-pin lock down mode-- Evo V-frame ribbing in the cuff increases the overall stiffness-- Air Ventilation Cuff for airflow and comfort-- Easy to grab power strap-- 3 Zeus Lite buckles and a Predator RS instep strap-- Dynafit Quick Step tech binding fittings-- Forefoot width of 101mm-- Vibram Cayman outsoles
Get out without breaking the bank Like it's burlier brother the Maestrale RS, the Scarpa Maestrale is ready for big mountain adventure; it's flex rating is just a bit trimmed down but so is the price. A 39 degree range of cuff motion allows the Maestrale to tour easily while the powerful Evo V-Frame cuff and a smooth flex offer impressive downhill performance. For the 2014/2015 season, Scarpa has give the Maestrale 1.0 a makeover to trim it's weight to just over 3 lbs per boot. Along with the lightweight, a heat-moldable Intuition Pro Flex G liner allows skiers to take full advantage of the impressive 39 degree range of cuff motion. Under the shell you'll find a sticky Vibram Cayman rubber sole that will give you confidence when hiking over rock and ice. Despite a surprisingly low price, the Maestrale tours as well as boots well above its price point. On the way down, progressive flex is delivered, in part, thanks to the Axial Alpine Pebax tongue. Along...