Scarpa Maestrale RS Touring Boot
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We believe in getting gear to you at no additional cost. For all orders $50 we will ship to you for free.
Free Economy Shipping: Orders will be shipped by the most appropriate method for their size and destination, but will be delivered within 10 to 14 business days. Orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada or anywhere else outside of the lower 48 states also do not qualify and you will be sent and invoice for the additional shipping charge before the item is sent.
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At Cripple Creek we want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase. All of our products can be returned provided they are still in new condition with the original packaging within 30 days of purchase.
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Cripple Creek Backcountry
582 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
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The Scarpa Maestrale RS became the benchmark in high performing downhill ski touring boots when the RS tag became available. The Italian slipper gurus at Scarpa went for the biggest overhaul in years, and came out with another ringer. The RS gets lighter, more walking range of motion, and stiffer- now up to 130 flex. How is this possible? Science. Let's dive in to it.
Scarpa redesigned the interaction between upper and lower cuff to provide a more frictionless and free pivoting system. The walk mode lever (which did see some breakage) is now a more simple and bomber "Speedlock Plus", similar to what has been proven in the current F1. The lower buckles also see some weight savings for this season with the "Wave Closure System". Scarpa ditched one of the lower buckles and moved the other to the center. This one buckle pulls a cable from two catches on the opposing side. So you end up pulling from two points with only one buckle. These changes shave off about 100 grams per boot and, possibly more importantly, gives you less to break. As for stiffness, Scarpa infused carbon stringers into the Grilamid plastic from the heel forward to the mid foot- Carbon Grilamid LFT. This decreases bulging in the lower and increases torsional rigidity.
The fit of the Maestrale RS stays virtually unchanged, which is huge. The Maestrale shell, with it's tight heel pocket and wider 102 lasted forefoot, has been the closest thing to a universal fit as we've seen. The Vibram Cayman Pro sole keeps you sure footed on rocky scrambles, icy sections, and post-tour slippery grocery store floors. The Inutuition Crossfit Pro Flex G liner is warm, very heat moldable, and high performing stiffness. The classic Maestrale ankle strap is one of the best features in the Maestrale design, providing excellent heel hold for ripping big high speed turns or negotiating techy terrain.
The Maestrale RS is a go to for big mountain freeride tours. This boot is capable of driving any freeride ski out there yet has the progressive flex and touch to drive a lightweight rig as well. Bigger skiers, hard senders, and backcountry skiers who enjoy a bigger ski will be stoked on this boot as much as we are.