Almost as effective as a winged horse for accessing backcountry powder.
Since you don't have a flying horse to transport you to the top of pristine backcountry lines, you'll have to settle for the next best thing: the Scarpa Pegasus Alpine Touring Boot. The Wiregate Tour-Lock buckle securely switches between skiing and touring modes while the Axial Alpine design provides an unimpeded range of motion on the way up and power transmission on the way down.
- Mid-stiff flex of 100 provides ample support for leaving your mark in untouched backcountry powder bowls
- 101mm last width provides performance without crushing your foot
- Instant Fit Flex Pro Liner features Lycra for easy entry, elastic on the instep for eliminating pressure points, and a Cocona interior for odor and moisture control
- Axial Alpine construction utilizes the best of Cabrio and overlap designs for easy on and off, unimpeded touring range of motion, and powerful transmission to the ski
- Wiregate Tour-Lock Buckle quickly and securely switches between touring and skiing modes
- Four buckles and an Active Power Strap securely anchor your foot in the boot
- Quick-step fittings make getting in and out of TLT bindings easier than ever before
- Compatible with AT and TLT binding systems
- Vibram Cayman Sole has a smooth rubber toe for a perfect fit with bindings and a lugged sole for traction in variable terrain
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How would these work with marker dukes?
How would these work with marker dukes?
You would simply have to adjust the height of the AFD to fit the sole of the boot. The Dukes are compatible with both Alpine and AT boots.
Scarpa Pegasus Alpine Touring Boot
Good value performance- though heavy
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been skiing the Scarpa Pegasus ) for the 11/12 season and currently use them to work ski patrol.
Nowadays I have a pair of the Scarpa Rush, which is my go to touring boot, but last year I did most of my touring in these.
The vast majority of my skiing is touring, and I'm not opposed to longer approaches to ski objectives and days with up to 10 000 feet of vertical. I don't really huck cliffs, but I do like to ski in steeper terrain (45+ degrees). My first impressions were that this boot was perfect, but I have now come to conclude that the weight savings for the Rush are worth the extra dollars- especially because the Rush and Maestrale come with a much nicer thermo moldable Intuition liner (atleast this was the case last season.)
Obviously the most important feature of a boot is fit, and Scarpa is apparently made for my foot.
Worth noting: The forward lean angle is a little more aggressive than for the Rush I think.
Also the shell size that Scarpa uses for half sizes is the larger one (ie. a size 28.5 is a 29 shell with a thicker liner NOT as 28 shell with a thinner one!)