Scarpa’s new Maestrale XT – constructed on the similar design and style as their Maestrale and Maestrale RS AT boots – provide an elevated flex rating with minimal added weight. The XT sports an enhanced external Speedlock XT Ski/Stroll mechanism that, combined with the higher flex and modest weight, tends to make the boot excellent for really hard-charging skiers who want elevated energy transmissions for skiing large backcountry lines and who demand the most from their gear.
Scarpa, in constructing the new XT, began with their greatest-promoting Maestrale AT Boots. In addition to creating them stiffer with minimal weight obtain, the boot designers added a new Speedlock XT Ski/Stroll mechanism which offers 56° of cuff rotation, a new non-velcro Powerstrap with a constructed-in Recco reflector, and Carbon Grilamid LFT building. What hasn’t changed is the use of the Wave closure method on the forefront that turns two buckles into a single, Dynafit certified tech inserts on the toes and Vibram soles on the bottom. Scarpa also kept the weight constant among the RS and XT versions (a lot more or significantly less) with only an 80-gram enhance per boot. Primarily Scarpa has taken the Maestrale RS and beefed them up to the status of a accurate alpine/freeride touring boot—allowing the new Maestrale XT to do it all.
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