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If charging gnarly lines in gnarly conditions is your thing, slip on the Scarpa T-Race and show the alpine skiers what a real turn looks like.

Scarpa built the burly Scarpa T-Race Telemark Boots to drive big sticks at high speed. If you're an advanced telemarker, these are some of stiffest, most aggressive boots you can put on. The T-Race's dual density torsion frame gives these boots lateral stiffness, which increases power when you're arcing out high speed GS style turns on the groomers. At the same time, the T-Race Boots' asymmetric bellows produce a smooth, consistent flex, keeping your feet pain-free during long days at the resort. Four buckles and a Booster strap on these Scarpa telemark boots provide enough power to drive big powder skis in any conditions. While the Scarpa T-Race is most at home at high speed, the boot's decreased rocker sole provides immediate edge initiation for dancing through powder-filled glades.

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Hey I am an avid alpine skier and like to...

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Hey I am an avid alpine skier and like to ski hard. I currently am on a pair of nordica dobermans 150. i can't ski on anything but a super stiff race boot and just bomber stiff skis. I tried tele last season and wast captured. I need to buy a full setup but am afraid of getting a boot that I am going to find to be too soft. however, it will be my first real season tele. any thoughts?

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This is pretty much the stiffest tele boot on the market. Not ideal to learn on but with your background and alpine preferences you should be able to grow into it quickly. Only other boot I'd consider thinking about would be the TX Comp which works with the new NTN binding system.

When (specific date, approx month, moon...

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When (specific date, approx month, moon phase) can we civilians expect to be able to purchase next season's, new for 2010-2011, retro-red, walk-moded T-Race? Oh please, oh please, answer me that Mr. Wizo, whom it turns out I probably (okay likely, definitely) do NOT know (but I like your guidance, anyway), or any others, Mssrs. Bohanon, Erickson, Klivecka, Howell, Jacobsen, to name but a few of the extremely helpful below. Via con Scarpa!

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Usually new gear comes out in October. Nick, Noah, and the likes get stuff early, obviously, but I honestly can't answer that one precisely. I did a little checking and can't pin anything down for sure. I'd suggest contacting Scarpa via email, or Brian the Scarpa guy probably has better info. Remember, you can always buy the T Races now, and return them if you like the new one's more when they come out. Good luck, and happy turns!

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Rockin the T-Race

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Best boot on the telemark market by far! No one has yet put a boot out that has the right bellow flex, but still has tons of stiffness.

been free heeling for 3 years. 205 lbs....

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been free heeling for 3 years. 205 lbs. ski ice bumps steeps n groomers. in garmont ener-g right now. want to upgrade but hav hard to fit foot. navicular bone pain and numbness in big toe made me heavily mod. garmonts. interested in t-race or new garmont vodoos.. looking for fit advice

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You should go try on some boots at a shop. It sounds like you need some special attention, and you may be in a (literal) world of hurt if you just order some online without trying them on. Bear in mind, too, that the T Race doesn't have a walk mode, but next years model will! Also, they're going back to red! The lack of a walk mode may hurt your foot more, is all I was thinking. I would highly recommend that you try some boots on and make sure to get them molded when you purchase them. I think it's a good move going to Scarpa, though. Scarpas have always been a superior boot in my experience. Good luck, and make sure your feet are happy!

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Brian..Scarpa guy here. Jack had good advice. I would add that you could wait until next season to buy a pair of T-race with Walk mode or if you like Red. But I think you could get yourself a great deal on T-race right now and the walk mode will be available seperately for $60 and you can retrofit next season. One thing I would also add is that the current Race has a wrap style liner , new ones will have a tounged liner. The wrap style will be way better on your navicular problems( no seams over the forefoot). Hope this helps

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Agreed! Wrap around is way better. One of the main reasons I don't like Garmont boots is because of the tongued liner.

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I highly recommend these boots

After using these boots for most of the season, I am pleased to say that they are the best boots I have ever owned. My old boots were old 3 buckle T1s and moving from those boost to the T-Race was like night and day. The stability and predictable flex of these boots really inspire confidence in even the most challenging terrain.

I was worried that I would really miss the walk/touring mode that I had on my old T1s but it hasn't really been a problem. You will have a bit shorter stride in the flats when skinning so you'll be a bit slower but on the climbs you hardly notice that the touring mode is missing.

One thing I would recommend doing is playing with the forward lean on these boots. Once you find the right lean angle for you, you'll find that you effortlessly fall into a solid position.

It looks like Scarpa will be coming out with a new T-Race next year that features a new liner, new buckles and a walk mode. If you are worried about losing the walk mode your best bet would be to wait until next year.

I'm in a pair of T-1's now and just bought...

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I'm in a pair of T-1's now and just bought a pair of the T-Race's. Getting the T-Race on for the first time was tough...these things are seriously stiff. Once on, they seem like they will rock. Only concern is they seem to be tight on the arch of my foot. Is that something that should be able to be addressed when heat molding my Intuition liners? Anyone else run into this?

Also, I bought a pair of these and the Garmont Ener-G's for comparison. One pair is definitely being returned and I think it's the Garmont's as they seem to be much softer. Sometimes I feel like the T-1's are too soft when really cranking turns on the east coast hard packed groomers so that's my main reason for leaning toward the T-Race. Am i making the right decision? (6' 185 lbs on Rossi Powderbirds with Hammerheads)

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Hey man, I think you are definitely making the right decision. The T-Race do take a little getting used to, but bear in mind that they will soften up quite a bit in the bellows as you break them in. I too tried the Ener-G's and also found them to be too soft. The stiffness of the T-Race will also force you to ski more aggressively and make you a better skier (definitely improved my abilities). As for the pressure on your arch, try wearing really thick socks when molding the liners, and then skiing in thin ones to create a little extra room to breathe...you'll be amazed at how much that molding can change the feel of the boot on the inside, I wouldn't worry about it.

I'm 6' 185lbs on my first pair of tele...

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I'm 6' 185lbs on my first pair of tele boots-Scarpa T2x. I usually ski 185 Rossi sickbirds with Black diamond O1 bindings. I have a lighter pair of K2 Shuksans about the same length (I think they relabeled them Mt. Baker's last year) with G3 Targa's. I ski very aggressively. The K2's are light and easy to throw around in tight bumpy Vermont trees and the boots are good. on the Sickbirds though, I feel like the T2x's are overmatched at higher speeds, variable snow (think GS turns through VT powder/lurking breakable crust) or on steeper terrain/woods that require quick reactions rather than straightfroward turn-to-turn. T-2x's seem a bit flimsy on the heavier setup and don't feel like i have as much control over the ski. So I'm thinking about making the jump to the T-Race. I'm not a huge gearhead-so I could use some advice as to whether i'm not taking full advantage of my ski/binding setup (the 185 sickbirds w/ BD O1) using the T-2x's and what i should expect from the t-race.

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I would suggest instead of buying new boots, think about new bindings. Sell those 01's for $150 to $200 and buy some Hammerheads.
The difference between Hammerheads and 01's will be incredibly greater than the difference between the T2X and the T Race.
The Hammerheads drive the Sick Birds so well! Get them! T Race boots are nice, too, and they might help a bit, but I think that there is not that much difference between the T2X and the Race except when skiing really gnarly terrain, bashing gates, or stomping big airs.
The control of Hammerheads is far superior to that of 01's.

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I disagree with Jack, I think you should get the T Race. The difference between the T Race and T2x is going to be HUGE. You would be moving from a soft three buckle to a stiff 4 buckle, with more forward lean and a stiffer bellows. O1s are burly bindings, they can definitely handle the T Race, getting Hammerheads (while they rock) is not going to solve your problem, in fact, it might make it worse. Having a more active binding and still pairing it with a soft boot will run you into the same problems that you described. I'd buy Rid Stiff cartridges for the O1 and get the T Race, it's an amazing boot that will add the power and stability that you need to handle those high speed turns and that variable terrain.

does the T-Race have an alpine overlap...

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does the T-Race have an alpine overlap constuction or does it use a tongue like an AT boot?

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The liner is overlapping, which I dig, you can crank it down really snug across your calf.

I am a skier who loves to do everything;...

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I am a skier who loves to do everything; huck a cliff, ski in the trees or just fly down a groomer. I also go into the backcountry often. I've heard that the T-Race are great and stiff, but will they be OK in the backcountry? Also are they good for quick turning? What about the T1's, how do they compare to the T-Race? Hope you can help me out with figuring out which is best for me.

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Hey Riley, if you telemark aggressively, you're going to love the T-Race, straight up. It's stiff and responsive, great for every kind of turn and terrain. The main differences between the T-1 and the T-Race are: T-Race has stiffer plastic and a stiffer flexing bellows, T-Race has a power strap across the top to really crank down the upper part of the boot, and the T-Race does not have a walk/tour mode. The lack of a tour mode doesn't bother me when touring unless I am skinning on flat ground. On the uphills, your foot is naturally angled forward anyways, so I don't even notice. If you are charging hard on teles, don't even think about the T-1, the T-Race is the boot you want.

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Riley,

I think Alexander nailed it. Touring is fine as long as you have a free pivot binding. Also, the T-1 seems to 'break down' quicker and provides less performance after time. My 2 cents.

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GREAT BOOTS

If scarpa boots fit your feet, just buy these! I went from a pair of t3s to these. and there great, even for hiking. Most people i spoke with about these were sceptical about the lack of a walk mode, but ive never had issues. great control, powerful, just stiff enough, oh and with the intuition liners, they snoggle your feet like slippers. and for you ladies out there, my wife rides these also.

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Scarpa Warranty is Amazing

The Buckles on my T-Races started to bend out of shape at the end of last season (NOTE that I haven't heard of this being a common problem...50+ days of hard skiing will naturally yield some wear and tear). I emailed warranty@scarpa.com, and received a very prompt reply. Because I was within the one-year warranty, new buckles were mailed to me with no hassle, a really great customer service experience. (The same can't be said for some other brands, like G3, which has a terrible warranty program. NEVER BUY G3!) Scarpa you rock!

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Incredible boot

This is far and away the best boot I have ever used. I am in these boots every day for work often up to 14 hours at a time and they are still comfortable. The fact that Scarpa has designed a boot that is comfortable and out performs all other tele boots is awesome. I used these for a season and a half and have beaten them into the ground; I will certainly be getting another pair for the upcoming season.

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Optimum Control

If you are looking for a boot that can handle anything that Mother Nature or the park crew throws your way these are the boots for you. The super stiff design offers all the power you need to take your turns to the next level. The beefier designs also allows you to stay over the fatter, stiffer skis and power them through big turns. For me, the lack of a touring isn't a problem, especially now that I rock a pair of touring bindings (The Axls). But even before I had a touring binding I would just loosen the buckles and have at it. It was always worth the little extra weight and effort for the descent.

Optimum Control

anbody ever heard of retro-fitting a t-1...

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anbody ever heard of retro-fitting a t-1 walk mode to a t-race?

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Not quite sure what you mean. The T-Race is a completely different boot, much stiffer, with a stiffer bellows and more forward lean. Do you mean just permanently locking the walk mode in a T-1?

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I've heard the idea thrown around, but haven't seen it done. I think by doing so you would loose the control that makes the T-race so great. I know tons of folks who just tour in the T-race now with a free pivot binding. Takes a small bit of getting accustomed to, but after a few tours you'll hardly notice it. Strolling through the flats is the only time it's a bugger (if you have the cant very far forward it doesn't allow you to straighten your legs, your quads stay flexed and it's a good workout).

i have pretty wide feet, so im not sure...

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i have pretty wide feet, so im not sure if these would be the right choice. the garmont ener-g's sound wider but not as powerful. i have t1's right now and my feet are hurting quite a bit even with the custom molded liner. if comfort is the main factor should i go for these, the garmonts, or bd customs.

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Hey Alec,

The BD Customs have a wider fit than the Scarpas (a little narrower than the Garmonts) and will provide the power that you are looking for. The Ener-Gs are not nearly as stiff in the bellows as the T-Races or the Customs...

How do these compare to the bd customs in...

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How do these compare to the bd customs in stiffness? Which is actually stiffer? And do they fit approximately they same?

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The Customs are actually a lot stiffer, can't help you with the fit.

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customs are stiffer, and these run narrower in general, particularly in the front.

Write your question here... For an...

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Write your question here... For an intermediate tele'er, mostly groomers, some out of bounds, enjoys powder days, would a T1 be a better choice than a T-Race? Any reason not to go for the T-Race?

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It depends, from your description it sounds like you like to take it easy on the groomers most of the time and you like powder (obviously.) :) Being an intermediate you might want to go for the T1. But if you plan on charging hard all over the mountain in the near future you would want the T-Race. P.S. The T1 has a walk mode and the T-Race does not.-------The T-Race requires an aggressive skiing style in order to perform. Additionally, you are going to need bindings with stiffer cartridges to really get the most out of the boot. If you aren't skiing with a lot of power, it's going to be too stiff for you. I'd go with the T1.

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buy the T1, seriously, you do not need the T-race. The T-1 is much more versatile and will have stiffness to spare -- even after you become an expert

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