Just when you think alpine touring boots are as light and technical as they can get, Scarpa sets an entirely new mark. Scarpa brings three new boots to their AT line for 2011/12, shaving ounces for climbing and adding power for freeriding.
Scarpa improved the already award-winning freeride boot, the Hurricane. Now named the Hurricane Pro, the boot weighs in at 4 pounds per boot and offers a taller cuff, 125 flex index, Alpine-style Intuition liners, an active power strap, and increased forefoot straps for precise closure.
The Pro comes with two DIN-standard soles featuring a Vibram rubber Ride sole and a rubber lugged mountaineering sole.
The new Rush and women's Blink is raising the bar for dedicated backcountry skiers. The three-buckles design builds an incredibly lightweight boot for effortless uphill travel and impressive power for downhill adventure.
The Rush weighs in at a mere 3 pounds, 2 ounces per boot, with the women's Blink a dainty 2 pounds, 13 ounces per boot. Scarpa's unique alpine-axial closure and innovative upper cuff offers an impressive amount of downhill power for the weight. Both the Rush and Blink are TNT and AT binding compatible and measure in with a 90 flex index.