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Holler famous quotes all the way to the bottom.

Take the duckbill boots and cable bindings to the swap; the Scarpa Terminator X Telemark Boot is the new boss in the backcountry. Compatible with NTN and TLT binding setups, the Terminator gives you the choice of riding with a free or fixed heel. The 100% Pebax shell keeps the weight down for long tours, and the Intuition Performance Flex G liner provides a precise out-of-the-box  fit.

  • 100% Pebax shell construction allows the boot to be lightweight without sacrificing stiffness or strength
  • 102mm last width comfortably wraps around the forefoot without constricting blood flow
  • Compatible with NTN and TLT bindings, allowing you to ride the boot with a free or fixed heel
  • Intuition Performance Flex G liner is factory-molded to a men-specific last shape for a precise out-of-the-box fit
  • Ultralon Foam in the liner provides efficient energy transfer and is resistant to being packed out
  • Refined Torsion frame gives the boot maximum lateral stability
  • Adjustable forward lean from 14 to 20 degrees
  • Pivoting tongue makes for easy entry and exit
  • Three buckles and a power strap securely anchor your foot in the boot
  • Vibram Evo sole has a smooth toe to pair with bindings and is lugged elsewhere for traction

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5 5

Brilliant

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm in my second year of using these and I'm very happy. I've used them for piste and touring without and blisters or discomfort.

4 5

My first NTN boot

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this boot to match with the NTN Freedom binding. I'm coming off Scarpa T2 Eco's (older light green ones), so most of this review will be anchored to that example.
Range of motion: It is big, but it is biased forwards. The cuff doesn't feel like to goes as far back as my older T2 Eco's, but it goes way further forward. So, walking on flats (parking lots) I feel a bit restricted. When climbing & skiing, I don't notice.
Buckles: I like 'em, but I wish the ankle (middle) strap was shorter. New, out-o-the-box I am already feeling like there is no room left to really crank down the boots. Replacements (shorter) from scarpa are about $15ea. I may buy or cut/crimp the existing ones shorter. I also wish they would have left the bottom buckle reversed like on the T2.

Fit: the length is the same, but the boot "feels" a bit narrower near where the bottom buckle is riveted to the outside of the boot. I've had the liners baked, but there is still a pressure point that I can feel even when I put my old liners in the new boots. And, I added a 1/8" shim to the top of the heel pad in the shell to fill a gap that was there. Deliberate or not, it didn't feel right 'till I put the shim in.

Overall a good boot - but I might need to get it punched to fit right (the only one of 3 pairs of scarpa teles i've owned).

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I have also noticed the difference in fit from earlier equivalent model. I came from the 75mm-standard T2X boot last New Zealand spring. Went to the NTN Terminator X and my feet felt crushed at the instep and got sore. Both boots are Mondo 28.

But this was with Superfeet insoles in both types of boot. Have recently realised that I gain volume in the Terminator X by removing the insoles (doh!). Have yet to ski without the insoles, but feels a lot better in "on-carpet" testing.

Annoyed that my local shop did not assist me in coming to this conclusion when I complained about the tightness at fitting. In fact they urged me to use the insoles.

Anyhow, subject to on-snow testing without insoles, my point at this stage is simply to confirm Ken's point above that the Terminator X is lower volume at the instep than its predecessors, which you should be aware of if making a similar transition with high volume feet.

I agree with Ken that the ankle feels like it does not flex as far back. This is noticeable compared with the T2X. A disappointing minor loss of tourability and walking function.

Apart from these issues, satisfied that this is a boot that performs equivalent to the T2X, which in itself was entirely satisfactory on 98mm waist skis. I have never skied a big 4-buckle boot, but with new fatter skis in my future, am interested in going that way.

5 5

Scarpa Terminator x

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very smooth flex compared to the T2 eco, no break in required. Superb liner is comfortable all day long.
I feel that this boot with NTN Freedom gives a more precise feel and a more predictable flex than the T2 + BD01 that I used before. Feels like a very good set up for varied North East conditions on K2 Sideshow (90mm waist) skis.