The T-Rex of tele boots.
- Q-Link midstrap system locks your foot down in place with an improved, thicker cable for durability and dependability
- Dual-density torsion frame gives these boots lateral stiffness, which increases power when you're laying down your fastest GS-style turns
- Intuition Speed Pro G liner molds to your foot for excellent comfort and solid performance
- Asymmetric bellows and smooth, consistent flex maximize high-speed performance and all-day comfort
- Four-buckle design with Active Power Strap drives even the biggest powder skis through untracked snow and unfriendly crud
- Zero-rocker soles provide immediate edge initiation for fast, confident turning
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About to hammer down the snowfields above Tuck's. And my jacket matches my boots.
Buying for Australia. Got the T2 Eco last season. Loved them. Better than my old bumblebee T1s. Wearing 29 in everything Scarpa (T2s, T3s, T4s, T1s) will the new T1/ TRace fit same sizing? Worried the TRace is a bit narrower?? Want the TRaces - Why get less control? But have wide problem feet. Can't try them on here. Anyone have any experience with past sizes - T1 to TRace shift?
Well, they arrived a while back and fit nicely. If anything, a tad wider than the old T1s and the eco T2s. Just a bit looser in the toes, but basically the same size. And they are red! Looking forward to our season starting in June.
The scarpa sizes are uniform throughout the models. I have pretty wide feet as well and the Scarpas fit well. They come with an intuition heat moldable liner so if you mold them to your feet they should work fine. Might want to go to a retail store to try them on first just to be safe.
This boot is the answer to all things telemark. It has a smaller volume/narrower fit that really lets me feel every aspect of the turn, terrain and how the ski reacts. Because the boot is not dual injected in the bellows you get a great, consistent and stiff flex. The flex is progressive and predictable, two very important characteristics and a few less things you have to think about.
The micro adjust buckles let you dial in your fit for the down and open the shells fully for the up. The touring mode really allows a long and unhindered stride while touring.
The flat base/zero rocker makes bindings initiate instantly and with a longer bill than other companies it allows more contact to the wings of the bindings.
The boot is extremely user friendly, don't shy away from it because it says "race"- you will love it no matter how you ski.
I have been skiing on the Scarpa T-race for some time now and this boot has met all my standards. This years has a walk mode, which is nice for certain situations,but for me I prefer putting the lock mode in. This boot is not as stiff as the white and red edition, but still boasts great flex and stiffness for the hard charging tele skier!
Loving Our T-Races as Weston D. and I drop pillows and slay glaciers in BC.
The T-race boots hard at work deep in the Wasatch deep!
I bought a pair of T-race boots last year after using the Garmont Ener-G boots for about 1 year. I read reviews on the T-race boots that mentioned "extremely stiff", or even some went so far as to call them "bold." If by "bold" they mean moderately durable and slightly stiffer than garmont, then yes, these are incredibly "bold". For some background, I ride Black Diamond Zealots 192 with 01 bindings (ext stiff cartridge). This is not the biggest setup around but it does require a stiff boot to support it beyond the groomed. Well, I got about three runs on the stiff cartridges before stressing the T-race boots to the point of bending the metal flank within the ski/walk mechanism. The right boot no longer held stiff and Scarpa was kind enough to send me replacement parts. I replaced the flank, and now it wobbles on the pin. I have already ordered BD custom boots from BC.com and have tried them on but not skiied yet. After trying them on, all I can say is, I wish I had gone with Black diamond boots to begin with. I hear last years had bad liners, but that they have fixed them this year. The stiffness feels incredible and the liner is very snug. Oh, and the most important part that I noticed, the flank on the BD walk/ski mechanism is burly. It's not a thin piece of metal that will bend on you if you use stiff bindings. Case in point, if you have big planks, and stiff bindings, DO NOT BUY THE T-RACE BOOTS WITH THE WALK/SKI MECHANISM. You will break them and be without boots for 4 weeks, as Scarpa says. I plan to send my T-race boots back now that I have new BD customs. I just wish I hadn't spent so much learning this lesson. I hope this reaches some of you in time to make a more informed decision. Too many reviews boast about these mediocre boots.
I use these boots for a living. I'm a ski patroler and an advid Backcountry skier. I had these boots for one season and that's how much they lasted. The new liners are uncomfortable and they are cold. The bellows are shot and are really loose on me even with stiff bindings. I usually can go through a boot every two years but these ones only lasted one year. Not a durable boot.
Bought the boots last season for resort skiing. Have been using T-2's for many, many years and decided to relegate them for the backcountry and use the race exclusively at resorts. They are great on ice, hardpack, and even powder, but of course stiff in the bumps. Did have a problem with the walk/ski mode not functioning, for some reason when the temp dropped below 20 degrees one of my boots would not stay in ski mode, but even in walk mode the boots worked ok. Sent the shells back to scarpa and problem I hope is fixed-will know in about a month or so! Thanks scarpa!
I have owned T2's, T1's (lady's), and T-Races (both Candycane and the new Red). This is hands down the best if you're into skiing hard and still want a walk mode. The walk mode is improved over the T1 walk mode from a couple years ago. I haven't had issues with it going into walk mode on its own. The new tongue-style liners have a snugger fit around the ankle IMO. The ankle buckle is an improvement for sure over the ratchet-style buckle of years past. I think the pebax is softer than the previous plastic. My duckbills seems to have gotten "chewed up" quicker than previous boots. I do tour in these as well as ski resort, so the walk mode is nice to have. I found these to fit narrower than the T1's.
I am now on my second pair or T-race's (the first were the white and red model). This is an amazing boot, I wore my last pair all day everyday for the last 2 winters. Somedays I wore them for 13 or 14 hours a day without ever having to take them off. I will say that the one down side is that it does seem a little bit softer then the previous model, I am not sure if this is due to the walk mode of the new shell material. I have been meaning to switch out the power blocks and see if that makes a difference. For as long as I tele ski I will always use Scarpa and as long as they are making the T-race I will be using them. Great product!
i have been skiing on the old t 1's (black and yellow) for 15 years. I really liked them. I tried the BD Push and custom (uppers too wide for my skinny calves), the T 2 eco (way way too soft for me), and the new T 1 nice but a bit soft (i am sure it is a great book but the T race is better for me).
I bought the T race's this week and have skied on them for 2 days now. They fit much better than my old T 1's (even with the updated liners i bought 5 years ago). The T Race is the best telemark boot there is. If you don't believe me than check Telemark magazines review. i did and i am very happy i followed the advice.
The newest T-Race is again a powerful, stiff boot for driving big skis with powerful, active bindings. It's definitely more versatile for touring with added range of motion in the cuff than the previous candycane (red/white T-race model, 06-09). The new red T-Race has better buckles and improved power strap, but I did prefer the classic (overlap-style) precision high liner to the new Intuition (tongue-style) speed pro liner.
The old candycanes are stiffer than the 10/11 red/black model. Scarpa claims their powerblock tour mechanism provides upper cuff flex in tour mode, but locks the cuff for downhill ripping. Even when locked down in ski mode, the powerblock allows some play and more thus more flex in the upper cuff. This essentially makes the newest T-Tace the same as the newest T-1 (if you're trying to decide between the two). The pebax plastic in the newest T-Race seems softer than the candycane model.
If you're upgrading from candycanes and want similar stiffness, swap your old red candycane (non-walk mode) post with the new powerblock tour modes. (see pic showing the result)
The lines are blurred between resort, backcountry, frontcountry and sidecountry skiing. If I want to do a little of everything, in the same day, in the same boot, I can. This is high performance stability and control for taking the tele-turn to this next level everyone keeps talking about. Now with the walk mode you can tour all day and keep up. This boot is a little bit softer than the white/red T-race or else I would give them a full 5 stars.
I'm interested in the new Scarpa T-race telemark boots. How difficult is it to heat mold their intuition liners? Is that something I can do at home? Thanks, Stan
It's quite easy to do at home, or you can go see a professional bootfitter if you don't want the fuss. Do some googling on DIY baking liner videos, instructions.
These boots are my first pair of Scarpas and they fit a comfy snug after molding the liners. I could barely walk in them without molding the liners.
I love the feel and smooth but burly flex these have. It took a day to get use to, but I love these compared to my old Garmont Synerg 3 buckle boot. These can push big skis and active bindings. I have only skied these with HammerHeads.
Great on the uphill, walk mode is a little clunky sounding but smooth in operation. I wouldn't trade it in for a quieter boot.
Had these out for two short tours since purchasing, skid/flexed well the first turn, unlike several other boots I've owned. The bellows are a bit softer than BD's Custom boot, witch is good IMO, a lot smother flexing while just as laterally stiff, I think these are a few ounces lighter too. The walk mode is an added bonus, and the craftsmanship/durability seems to be top notch, I love the vibram soles, they seem to offer a bit more traction and durability for climbing up stuff. The heel retention buckle is also amazing, loosen the others and just leave that one done up for touring. I have a normal width foot and these fit snug, but I haven't molded them yet. Part of me wants to buy another pair in case scarpa stops making these like the last T-Races...
Edit: The plastic used in the bellows guard on these is exceptionally soft, ie: not that durable, after a half season I'm wearing into the actual bellows, great skiing boo tbut durablity is still an issue, the bellows and everything has softened up quite a bit too.. plan on packing out at least a half size...