Dane wrote an answer about Scarpa Alien 1.0 Alpine Touring Boot on February 27, 2014
Alien 1.0 29.0 is 305mm BSL
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Alien 1.0 29.0 is 305mm BSL
It isn't very intuitive but there is a strap to do it both bottom and top. Reinforced loop bottom and fastex buckle nylon strap on top. Still have to take your pack off and on to use it. Trying to do it with less effort..when I do I'll update. Not very well done on an other wise awesome ski pack.
Grivel G20/22 seem to work as do the Camp Aluminum versions. Best fit is likely the Grivel Haute Route but is it not fully steel, just the front half. Going to be difficult to get one crampon working on both your Nepals and the Scarpa.
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The Nanga Parbat is one of the best ski mo ski Dynafit has yet produced. Better than the Broad Peak, better than the 7 Summit. I love what this ski is capable of. The weight? Almost unnoticed.
bigger review here but that is the short version
Here is a starter for some numbers and a comparison:
All are one skis weight with a Dynafit Low Tech Race, with steel springs (not Ti, +10g) mounted
167 x 74mm Broad Peak 1320g
171 x 80mm Nanga Parbat 1170g
182 x 89mm Cho Oyu 1340g
182 x 106mm Grand Teton 1800g
As a reference...460g is a full 16oz. between 182 GT and Cho. So if you like to tour and can deal with a rockered 5 point 89mm ski to replace a 106mm basic trad built ski these days, that is a savings of 2# off your feet.
I've written a couple of things previous on the Cho here:
But after skiing the Cho today on lifts at Crystal Mtn WA I had to comment again. Boot top 2 day old softies, to glare ice down low on the mtn. These things ski like a decent down hill ski at 89 under foot all with a TLT P and green soft tongue. Solid performance..really solid! Impressive ski and so darn light they are nothing to carry or ski with. This is be a huge hit eventually for Dynafit once word really gets out just how good they really are. Good enough edge to ski the icecoast and light enough to haul up Rainier for a day shot or a 3 week trip to Denali. Solid enough to rip any chair lift line. Impressive little ski. FWIW I am 190#, 6'1" and skiing a 182 every where. There is some real tip rocker so they do ski a bit short. Everyday ski...190 would be fun. Touring mid winter 182 should be dialed...gully summer/volcano ski...174 is going to be a feather and will rock your world.
One of the best 90mm skis around...for ANYTHING !
FWIW on one pair of mine I have been skiing a 4 setting..and need a DIN by the numebrs ofa 7. Not that a 4 is a strong setting it isn't. But the binding has been reliable and forgiving at a 4 for me...@ 190# Most impressed.
I think they actually ski better..a lot better than a Duke.
Thanks Arthur. Would you mind checking on actual boots?
My 182cm Grand Tetons are 1700g PER ski.
7.5# a pair prior to adding a binding. With in grams of the Huascaran.
BSL for 28 and 29 sizes?
Skiing trees on a 177 Huascaran and a TLT Mountain with Speed Superlight bindings. Perfect package and great fun!
I should have done this last year. This is one of my all time favorite skis. Carves, surfs, slays ice and hard pack. Turns on a dime with no effort. Pow, chop, crud, rails. boot pack or skins. This ski simply rocks my snow world. Liked it so much I bought both a 177 and a 196. 177s are play toys. 196? Warp speed sleds. Dare to ride them that long. Tech bindings on both. Could be my one quiver ski for the NW. It isn't but it could so easily be the ONE for me. Could not be happier with a ski. Which is hard compliment to come by!
Never seen another pair on the hill. Too bad as they just have no clue what they are missing! Ugly graphic but it eventually grows on you. Some of my best runs ever last winter were on this ski. Grateful!!
I should have been more clear. I think the PDG is more narrow than an Alien. Feels that way for me. It isn't much...but you really need tot try these guys on.
186...that said having owned th 196 and generally skiing a 190+ fat ski.
My suggestion is a 166 as well
I own bith the Hang5 and the Huascaran. Both great skis. If you plan on packing them far get the Huascaran. It is lighter. If you are going to spend much time on lifts...for sure get the Hang5. Ammazing ski for what you are asking. And why I own a pair.
If you are looking for an easy walking and extremely powerful ski boot look no further. This is a serious game changer boot for AT/back country. And I have used most of the new boots. 110+ on the flex for sure. May be 120. Nasty low instep that has to be fixed to make them fit but it is an easy 5min fix. Buckles take more than 5 minutes to figure out but once done...sweet. Bets buckle system I have used to date..bar none. You'll want to try this one on and give it a chance. Price is simply unbelievable for what you are getting...REALLY unbelievable! No, I am serious..$600 for this boot is unbelievable :) Only the TLT Series will beat it for weight. Nothing beats is for a pretty colored boot or pure ski performance short of a plug down hill boot :) I want a pair of blue 28s! That is really saying something. It is early with this boot but I plan on putting mine through the wringer and then some...as does my lovely partner in white (high collared and hooded ) crime!
Every bit the 110 flex rating they claim. More feed back once I ski them some.