This came in a few days ago during Lou’s travels. We got it up ASAP. Scarpa’s press release follows, lightly edited for brevity and clarity. Beautiful boots…
2012-13 Scarpa Maestrale RS and Gea RS:
“The lightest 120-flex ski boots in the world, the new Maestrale RS and women’s Gea RS bridge the gap between alpine touring and freeride, and are designed for people who like to drive big skis or charge hard in the backcountry. More impressive than their weight given their stiffness, these two boots offer 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 and Gea RS offer a shocking level of performance, given that they tip the scales at 3 pounds, 7 ounces per boot in a men’s 27 or 3 pounds, 2 ounces in a women’s 25. Details include SCARPA’s innovative Axial Alpine tongue design, polyamide construction, which yields the stiff flex, oversize, easy to use buckles, quick-step tech fittings and a stiff SCARPA Intuition liner. Retail $699.”
2012-13 Scarpa Pegasus and Skadi:
“Building on the Maestrale/Gea family, the Pegasus and women’s Skadi meld polyurethane construction with a stiff Pebax® tongue, resulting in a lightweight ski touring boot that has an exceptional range of motion in walk mode and is also is very mindful of price. Finer points include SCARPA’s innovative Axial Alpine tongue construction, an Instant Fit Flex Pro liner with Cocona® to combat odor, and an exceptional range of motion in walk mode – nearly 40 degrees. They weigh in at 3 pounds, 15 ounces per boot in men’s 27 and 3 pounds, 10 ounces per boot in women’s 25. Retail $549.”
2012-13 Scarpa F1:
“Redesigned with a stiffer polyamide cuff, the F1 gets lighter and more versatile for Fall 2012. Whether it’s rando race day or a ski
tour where every gram counts, the redesigned F1 melds a very lightweight package with enough power to drive the ski on the descent.
What hasn’t changed is SCARPA’s pioneering design that incorporates a forefoot bellows in an alpine touring design for comfortable ski touring and climbing. Retail $699.”
Scott lives near Carbondale, CO with his wife Jenny. He often meditates on finding that perfect career while pushing his heart rate to places it probably shouldn’t be.