Close-fitting, firm boot ready for big-mountain annihilation.
If you look at the mountain and lick your lips like a pow-thirsty predator, then you and the Dalbello Scorpion SF 130 I.D. Ski Boot will get along fine. The burly sublimated overlap construction is intimidating enough to make anyone quake in their inferior boots, but the 130 flex will be the ultimate shut-down. A high-density thermoformable liner, strategically contoured fit system, and anti-shock footboard mean you can attack in comfort, so you can smile as you shred everything in your path.
- Classic, simple, and efficient 2-piece sublimated polyethylene overlap construction wraps to adjust to foot volume and secures lower leg and ankle
- Easy-entry system lets you in and out pain-free
- Medial Power Transfer structure reinforces sole, shell, and cuff for quick response and ultimate power
- 130 flex is aggressive for optimal performance
- 98mm last offers a close, accurate fit
- Anatomic Plug fit features Contour 4 technology with critical fit points mapped out on the foot to eliminate typical hot spots
- ID Thermo Custom Scorpion fit liner is superlight, warm, and thermomoldable for precision fit and efficiency
- Four F-One Aluminum buckles with micro-adjustment are strong, durable, and light
- 45mm Powerstrap secures upper leg and improves control
- Removable adjustable cuff spoiler adds stiffness and support when you want it
- Full-length shock-absorbing footboard reduces impact and discomfort
- Grippy Vibram toe and heel pads replaceable when they suffer wear and tear
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Is there a cuff alignment option on this...
Is there a cuff alignment option on this boot?
Best boot evar
- Gender: Male
276 mm long (R) and 270 (L); 104 mm wide (R) 102 (L). Flat arches, high instep, relatively high volume foot.
Size 10.5 street shoe; 26.5 (307 bsl) Scorpion
The boot fit exceptionally tight out of the box; less than 5mm shell fit. It felt shorter, but actually wider in the forefoot than the equivalently-sized KR2. I wanted to ski it a bit before starting the boot-fitting process, but couldn't make it more than a run or two. Had the liners molded with double toe caps, and had the right shell stretched for length with some slight grinding for the 5th metatarsal head (6th toe) to accommodate my slightly larger right foot. Now it fits like a glove. (No work was necessary on the left boot.) I also tossed in a tongue eliminator shim, and kept the calf shim in. I also had my bootfitter lessen the forward lean a few degrees. This, in my opinion, is the only real negative to the boot. Even on bindings with no ramp angle (FKS w/shim), I felt like the stock forward lean of the boot was too much for my anatomy, stance, and style. (I was getting a fair bit of pain in my peroneus longus muscle, but that issue is entirely unrelated to the boot's performance and will be fixed with some canting/sole planing.)
The flex is stiff, but perfect. It feels much stiffer than the equivalent 130 flex boots from Lange, etc. (Tecnica boots may be an exception to that.) It's the first boot I've skied recently that I never felt collapse on me when charging hard over variable terrain (including KR2 w/ stiffest wedge & tongue and Full Tilt w/ #10 tongue and WC booster strap.) I'd recommend tossing a WC booster strap on them to give it that progressive flex. I also run the stock (non-elastic) strap at the same time, but I keep it fairly loose so I'll never blow all the way through the boot's flex.
All in all, one of the best boots on the market; just needed a few mods for me. Now I'm unbelievably stoked on it, and won't be skiing in anything else for a long, long time.
Dalbello Sports Scorpion SF 130 I.D. Ski
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These things are beasts. I've been skiing in them for a couple years now (one season in the SR, one in these), aside from my old Nordica 150 flex race boot nothing compares. From what I've been told they're the stiffest boot you can order without access to race products, though they didn't seem that overpowering to me, just with a perfect, stiff and precise flex that was just how it should be. Great for powerful freeriders looking for a solid all around boot. I typically wear a 10 street/running shoe or pretty much any other footwear, I've been sizing down for ages so I go with a 26 in these and with a nice narrow foot all i need for fitting is a liner mold. Definitely a nice narrow boot but the Dalbello last shape has a pre-punched feel for more comfort in typical hot spots. I am going to be checking out the KR2 this season, the updated Krypton, only because they are now using the same last shape in that boot as the Scorpion. If you want something that's as close to race performance as possible in a freeride boot, these are the best bet.