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    Scarpa has released details on their website for their fall ski touring gear. Lots of updates on the locked heal side of things...
    Obviously no big surprises, but they have a new touring mechanism and a buckle that can throw lightning bolts on the Maestrale RS.

    http://www.scarpa.com/alpine-touring

    http://www.scarpa.com/tour-lite

    I haven't really checked anywhere else recently.
    No one cares that you can't tele

  • #2
    A little sad there's no new tele developments, even if I knew it wasn't likely.

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    • #3
      I'm excited about the Voile V6 skis that are supposed to be available this fall. Anyone have any info? This fall, I'll need to decide if I want to buy the regular Vectors (I have the BCs) or try the V6's.

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      • #4
        No one cares that you tele , especially Scarpa .
        Last edited by silow; 10 July 2014, 03:30 PM. Reason: spelling

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        • #5
          More 2015 Gear : Crispi http://issuu.com/backcountry/docs/crispi2014

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          • #6
            Originally posted by silow View Post
            No one cares that you tele , especially Scarpa .
            Haha. That's why I resisted from commenting. I'm pretty sure I wrote exactly what gofor wrote, except I deleted it, knowing that I would be laughed at.
            Did Crispi gear get heavier? Oh wait, no. It's always been that way. The touring functionality seems to be geared towards side country.
            No one cares that you can't tele

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            • #7
              Someone had to say it! Reality is, there's decent boots (minus touring range), just waitin' on a few more NTN options to get a nicer feel. I've spent two seasons doing the NTN thing on freedoms, and I just can't seem to get that consistency of fore-aft balance on firmer-than-I'd-like conditions, especially when my legs get tired. No complaints come springtime or powder however.

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              • #8
                IMO

                There is still the reliable duck bill and a set of free pivots. Seems as though innovation has peaked. Telemark is what it is and it is still a blast to do. I focus more on the ski design as the plastic boots I have seem like they will last awhile. Voile has some good touring bindings and so does BD in the O1.

                AT gear has also peaked other than shaving off a few measly micro-grams every few years in the pursuit of the holy grail of who's the fastest skinner (it's the motor folks, but a lighter paddle helps.). I would say that AT bindings are the new "mouse trap" when you look at how many companies are into making them and the related pro's and con's of each species along with their compatibility. Most these companies weren't into AT gear 5 years ago. Wild Snow has the latest on that gear. How many variation of an AT binding does Dyna-fit offer this season…10? They used to offer 1. Seem like overkill for a gullible ski community escaping the lifts.

                The more interesting technology is in split boarding as it continues to show innovation for easier transitions and super light set-ups.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Alex View Post
                  Haha. That's why I resisted from commenting. I'm pretty sure I wrote exactly what gofor wrote, except I deleted it, knowing that I would be laughed at.
                  Did Crispi gear get heavier? Oh wait, no. It's always been that way. The touring functionality seems to be geared towards side country.
                  Wasn't laughing at gofor , more like agreeing with him .
                  Yes , Crispis are heavier than Scarpas(NTN) , but also a lot snugger around the ankle and more durable .
                  Last edited by silow; 10 July 2014, 07:39 PM. Reason: forgot to precise NTN

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                  • #10
                    Looks like the new Spirit boot from Scarpa are replacing the Rush. Those look really nice.

                    Oops, too bad they are just for the TR2 binding.
                    Last edited by airinwrite; 10 July 2014, 07:50 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Looks like the new Spirit boot from Scarpa is replacing the Rush. Those look really nice.

                      Oops, too bad they are specifically for the TR2 binding.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Crowbar View Post
                        I'm excited about the Voile V6 skis that are supposed to be available this fall. Anyone have any info? This fall, I'll need to decide if I want to buy the regular Vectors (I have the BCs) or try the V6's.
                        Those look interesting. You gotta wonder though if they would keep the V6 and the Vector - they seem very close in dimensions.

                        I'm also interested in the new fatter K2 Wayback (128-96-118). It looks to be a bit lighter than the Vector and V6, and it has a bigger shovel.

                        http://www.wildsnow.com/13365/k2-way...lkback-review/

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                        • #13
                          My 2015 gear?

                          It's in the garage.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by airinwrite View Post
                            Looks like the new Spirit boot from Scarpa is replacing the Rush. Those look really nice.

                            Oops, too bad they are specifically for the TR2 binding.
                            Even if the technology is an improvement over standard tech bindings I think a new system is going to be a tough sell.

                            I imagine we'll be seeing a lot of these at blow out prices next spring.

                            The price point vs. weight of Scarpa's AT boots is kinda like Goldilocks. At least they added a relative flex rating to their marketing.

                            Dostie do you have a write up of the TR2? Lou has one, but I hate to link it in your forum.

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                            • #15
                              Well, no 2014/15 gear for me except I might get a new BC helmet. That would depend on wither or not I think the new bike helmet I just ordered will be what I want for a dual season helmet. If not, I might look at a K2 Route. I did get some closeout last season 188 Carbon Megawatts/Speed Radicals. So that's it for me. Lynn will also get a new BC helmet as well. We will be set for next year regardless on wither the snow season is great or weak.

                              So, who else is stepping up and getting some new stuff?
                              "Just say no to groomed snow"

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