Take your riding style out of the gates.
- New PowerBlock Tour design maintains fixed-cuff power and rigidity without sacrificing the helpfulness of walk mode
- Four-buckle design and Active Power Strap provide dynamic support and responsiveness
- V-Frame ribbed cuff adds strength and minimal weight
- Adjust your forward lean between 15 and 22 degrees
- Scarpa's Intuition Pro G liner blends customizable comfort and high performance
- Fitting Indicator System makes it easier to get in and out of TLT binding systems
- Follow special mounting instructions to use the Optimized Touring Pivot, an option to increase touring efficiency
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my foot measures at 25,5 - what size of...
my foot measures at 25,5 - what size of the scarpa mobe would you take ? pherhaps a stupid question but any advice based upon experience would be much appreciated.
Thank you, Thor
I have not used these boots personally but a friend of mine who owns them says that they size very true. You should be in good shape with the 25.5
will this boot work with regular ski...
will this boot work with regular ski bindings ?
This boot is not going to work on the regular ski bindings- there isn't enough of a "lip" on the front and back of the boot to stay secure in traditional alpine ski bindings. You will need a tech binding for this boot.
Tech binding or any frame alpine touring binding will work. No go on Alpine bindings though as Carver said
Seems like a good burly AT boot
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I ended up returning these because they weren't the best fit for my foot. They felt pretty great though, definitely a relatively stiff and burly boot as touring boots go. The fit felt fairly wide in the forefoot and toe box, pretty average in the heel. Walk mode felt decent, but nowhere near as much motion as the more uphill oriented AT options.
If you are looking for a boot to use mostly (or all) in the backcountry and find that most touring boots feel too squishy for you to enjoy on the downs then this could be a great option for you and is definitely worth a look. Keep in mind though, I have never skied these so these are just my observations from wearing them indoors!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size 27.5 weighs 4 lbs 4 oz.; not 3 lbs 15 oz as claimed.
Also, Diamir Freeride Pro bindings don't quite lock all the way through on them, b/c of heels being too high. But the binding still holds the boot.
Otherwise, a great boot!
Will they work with Diamir Freeride Pro...
Will they work with Diamir Freeride Pro bindings?
Yes these will work with the Freeride Pro or any tech binding.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Well, I haven't yet tried those boots on-skis (still waiting for some snow to fall), but I can tell that once all buckles fastened, and a strap (and gosh, that strap DOES make a difference) in a right place, these boots are almost as stiff as my old fischer soma f8000. Also, feel like 1/2 of Soma's weight. So this is a BIG plus. And they actually do feel walkable, just make sure they're unstrapped. There's one thing that I noted that I am not impressed with, which is forward lean regulation mechanism. In order to set forward lean, you have to loosen two screws, set lean as you'd like it to be, and tighten them again. What is not good about it is that screws seem to be made of relatively hard steel, whilst those elements to which screws are being screwed are made of aluminium. This just doesn't seem right, and you'd better not play with settings too often if you don't want to destroy thread on aluminium part. On the other hand, those elements seem to be easily replaceable. Fit is a bit loose I'd say. It's right length, but there's plenty of space "on sides", so I'll need puffier sock, or/and tighten boots to max.
+ Light (for the stiffness)
+ Bomber strap!
+ Are walkable !
- Forward lean mechanism materials
I shall have some more feedback after I try them on skis.
I have Spirit 4's in 24.5. Same size in...
I have Spirit 4's in 24.5. Same size in the Mobe?
Yeah, stick with the same size for these Scarpa boots as you wear in the Scarpa Spirit 4 boots. Sizing will be the same.
I take it they probably will but will these...
I take it they probably will but will these boots work with the Salomon Guardian 16 bindings?
YUP! Salomon made that binding to be compatible with rubber hiking soles and still release safely and predictably
You have to be really careful using these in the Guardian series of bindings. Salomon states that officially the Guardian is meant to be used with either Alpine soles or WTR (walk to ride) soles that are out there. The Guardian does not have a sliding AFD like a Duke or a Fritschi so on boots with really rockered soles the lugs won't clear the AFD and may bind up instead of release. There is a toe height adjustment on the Guardians but it will not back out enough for all rockered rubber soled boots. So to sum up, it is not officially supported or recommended. You may have to grind the soles down to make it work (still not guaranteed to be safe as its not supported by Salomon). Best bet for safety would be to do your whole setup and then get it torque tested at a shop to see if it will consistently release at the value you set.
So far they are great. Went touring with them only day this year as I bought them at the end of the season. First AT boots for me. The fit takes some getting used to. But they are very comfy and light. Can't wait to go on long tours next year!
Skinning up in Mobe's
I had to take these to Granite Chief in Truckee CA to get the fit totally dialed ($30) and it was worth every penny, they are ridiculously comfortable.
I've done several days inbounds where they performed well and I had a chance to break them in and get the fit dialed, then I took them on a week long backcountry ski trip where they exceeded my expectations!
I brought some light hiking boots, anticipating sparse snow cover for a half day on the way out and when the time came my Mobe's were so comfy I just hiked out in them. They kept my feet warm down to 17 degrees and it was easy to dry the liners in my bag each night. They worked great up the steepest climbs, on long flats and on descents they were fantastic. I was the only one out of five with no foot discomfort after 7 days and over 50 miles. I'm typically a 11.5 or 12 U S shoe size or a 46 euro, with medium width feet and I fit in the 29 perfectly AFTER the fit at Granite Chief. It took their expertise and a couple days before they were just right. Below is a pic during a lunchtime sock change... it's the best boot pic I had.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Stiff, Wide, 3 Piece Design...
This is by far my favorite boot of all time. Finally a touring boot that performs as well as my old Dalbello Proton 12s. Incredibly light in the 29.5 size, easy in and out (no more end of the day boot removal with a tire iron), pretty good walk mode and can be pushed as hard as any alpine boot once the cuff is locked in. Accommodates a high volume foot with ease and comes with an intuition liner. So far this boot has exceeded my expectations. Bought it just for touring and some side country, but am now tempted to remount my other skis to work with the shorter sole length. Started with the cuff at the factory lean angle, but have since increased it to work better with the BD zealot/guardian setup I use them with and to accomodate my skiing style/position
I got these for getting aggressive on bigger skis in the backcountry and the occasional resort day. So far, so good! They don't tour as well as the Mastrale unfortunatley. The range of motion is much more restricted and they do weigh in pretty heavy. Once you lock it all down though, they deliver the performance. Seems to be more volume in this boot in general. Not as slim and narrow as most the Scarpa boots I've tried.
Awesome boots. Super lightweight and once they're broken in they feel like hiking boots. I only had to heat mold them once and work them in on a couple of tours/ hikes and they are perfect now. The switch between tour and ski mode is a little loose for my liking but they haven't switched on their own so no worries so far. I would recommend sizing down a half size for a performance fit because there is plenty of room for give in with the heat mold.
hi was wondring if these boots will work...
hi was wondring if these boots will work with marker duke bindings I''ve read they do !!!! they dont !!!!
anyone have the right answer???
Yes. You need to adjust the toe so that it is AT mode, not Alpine.
I've got the same problem. When set to AT mode the boot still does not release correctly. It acts like its in normal downhill bindings. When pushed forward it will come out normally, any side to side there's too much tension. Any suggestions?
I'm really interested to know how it is in practice, will those work with Dukes/Barons or not ? http://blog.scarpa.com/powder-magazine-gives-scarpa-3-skiers-choice-awards/ it says they should, but you claim something different..
Can this boot be compatible with ISO...
Can this boot be compatible with ISO alpine binding
No, it will only work with Alpine Touring bindings
The Mobe is the way to go!
I ski 100-150 days a year and am a full time ski patrol. This past winter I spent about 120 days in the Mobe and it stud up to the challenge every day all day. From big lines and airs, touring, boot packing, and good ole pow days, this boot can handle it all. By far the best all around ski boot out there!
Serious beefy touring boot
If you need to charge big and hard while touring, this might be the boot for you. I got them to replace the Skookum and it is a huge step up in burliness. Way stiffer, but also way less flex while touring. I have to have the buckles fully open in order to walk up hill comfortably but I am used to walking in the super flexible Maestrales. If you want a boot for serious descents that is dynafit compatible, because really there is no other touring binding, then this is the boot for you. I would say its ideal for slack country and shorter distance touring. I love how they ski, but don't often choose the weight/walking flex comprimises of this boot.
This boot fit me perfectly from day 1 and for an AT boot it's stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiff. It's also quite light considering how burly it is. Great AT boot for people who like to charge hard!
Managed to get a few days on these before I left Japan and they are awesome! Light and stiff!
Out of the box with a quick mould of the Intuition liners and they are equally best fitting boots straight up I've ever had. And that is with my chronically difficult, hard to fit foot (read high volume and structurally very rigid foot).
I have high hopes that when I write my follow up review, after some more days skiing on these down here in Oz this coming down under season, I will be raving about them.
They certainly feel stiff enough to rip around the resort and work instructing skiing. And they also feel nicely snug around my ankle which is good. They are certainly a little more snug than my old Spirit 4's which are comfortable but not really stiff enough for a moderately sized bloke (95kg) who skis reasonably aggressively.
So I will keep all posted!