Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Next Season's SCARPA Carbon Race Boot

The Alien ski boot by SCARPA was spied by myself and the rest of the US Ski Mountaineering Team last Winter at the World Championships in Andorra.

Several National team SCARPA athletes were test out apparent prototypes ....the biggest difference for next year will be the removal of the now famous bellows, stolen from the telemark world.  With the removal of this feature you can bet the boot will ski down hill with even great confidence for the racer.  I really don't see much if any, loss for the touring side.

The carbon cuff will be there, along with a "shoe lace" style ratcheting system to crank down the fit for the fore foot Vs. the traditional buckle across the top of the arch.

Plus they are calling it the Alien and possibly losing the F1 Carbon name....more to come on this boot after we get back from SIA, where we will visit with SCARPA and found out more!


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