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The TX Comp makes it OK to be power-hungry.

Scarpa designed the new TX Comp Telemark Boot for stiff, powerful on-piste control. The stiffest boot in their new NTN-compatible line, the TX Comp gives you the power and control to finally end the argument once-and-for-all – who’s faster?
  • New Telemark Norm compatibility means reduced lateral flex, easier walking and kick-stepping, and the elimination of tele-toe
  • Four buckles with Booster Strap give you increased control and stiffness
  • Dual-inject Edge Guard protects bellows from ski edges during turns
  • Pivoting Tongue makes entry and exit easier
  • Fixed Powerblock Forward Lean Mechanism locks cuff and shell together for increased responsiveness and control

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When is the new season's model coming...

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When is the new season's model coming in?

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Should be any day now. Backcountry usually gets their ski hardgoods in late-August to early-September.

Are the NTN scarpa tx to stiff for strong...

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Are the NTN scarpa tx to stiff for strong female skiers who Alpine as well.

Spring Fling - Comps in action

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Majority of the skiing in this edit was done on comps. Definitely my favorite boot available for NTN.

TX comps : )

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I like em. skiing at Snowbasin for the day

5 5

Best Tele Boots ive owned

Great balance of performance, fit and smooth flex.
Check the video if you dont believe. This is the second day after switching from Crispi Evos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jd0MwPZmjU

5 5

My choice for performence!

This is my fourth season on NTN (over 400 days), I have tried most of the boot offerings and have owned the Crispi EVO, Garmont Prophet, and now these TX Comps. By far this is my choice of the three top boots. The comp is slightly less stiff than the EVO, but does not lack in performance, and is significantly lighter and better suited to backcountry travel. Although it is lighter it gives up very little in the way of performance. They provided a good comfortable fit after proper thermo fitting, I did get some slight heel pinching that went away after a few days of skiing.
Next year Scarpa will add the powerblock tour to these boots making them even better. The powerblock tour switch will be available for retrofitting previous years in fall 2011. I have had no issue touring without the walk mode as long as the upper buckles are loosened.
The Garmont Prophet is a good performing boot, but softer and I had severe toe cramming issues with it due to the lack of a heel retention strap (4th buckle.) The heel is wide. As with all ski boots your fit may vary.
The Crispi EVO is the stiffest NTN boot and probably the best for on piste performance, but is heavy, stiff, and has a weak walk mode switch that gets loose with time and is prone to breaking. The shell does a poor job of keeping moisture out and the liner is slow to dry. With that said it was the most comfortable for my foot.
For top level performance and durability the TX comp is my first choice. If you have a more casual skiing style or enjoy meadow skipping you might want to look at softer flexing boots.

On Flex: Does Tx Comp have same Flex number...

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On Flex: Does Tx Comp have same Flex number as '07 T1's?
TX Comp compared to Garmont Prophets?
Prophets compared to '07 T1's?

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The Comp doesn't have the same flex as the '07 T1's. NTN boots definitely havea softer flexing bellow than 75 mm boots, and that's because of the physics of the binding. But this is definitely the best NTN boot for flex, stiffness, control out there. I prefer the comps to the Prophets, which I think are an overrated boot, which is not stiff laterally. The prophets are going to be softer in all areas of stiffness and flex than the T1's.

4 5

Use Real Intuitions!

Great boot, terrible liner.

Who at Scarpa decided to go away from the wrap around Intuitions? Oh wait, I know, the Owner! What was he thinking?

I don't want to drop $700 on a boot and then have to drop another $200 on a decent liner!

Come on guys, what are you thinking????

5 5

Best NTN Boot

Hands down the best NTN boot there is. Considering all factors (bellows flex, lateral/torsional rigidity, bellows stiffness, quality product) this boot is the best offering for NTN. And this is coming after I owned and considerable use on Crispi Shivers, Garmont "False" Prophets, and finally Tx-Comps. I actually wish the bellows were a tad stiffer since there is no black springs for NTN anymore. I really don't notice the lack of a ski/walk mode as an issu; they tour just fine. I can see where it wouldn't be as comfortable if you are skinning in the flats for a long way. Seriously get this boot over any other boot available.

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Thumbs up on the Comp...maybe

I agree w/Cory S on most of his review, although I'm skiing with red cartridges. The blues just didn't seem quite enough. They drive my Made n AK's, Hellbents, and Hippys with authority. Definitely do the custom beds, etc. I added some shims to the front of the liner to take up a bit of the space in the rear of the shell/heel pocket. After shimming twice, skiing the boot 15 days, I found the shells are just too high-volume, which I've never had come up with any other boot before. Rumor has it there will be a retrofit walk release next year too. This will help somewhat, as NTN is not the greatest for touring at this point. If you're a T-Race skier now, have a high volume foot, especially ankles (cankles?), and want to make the NTN switch, this is your boot. Unfortunately, I had to return mine. Thankfully Backcountry is great with returns!

Do you know if the shells for the TX comp...

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Do you know if the shells for the TX comp and the TX pro are the same. I'm looking to put the liner from the pro into the comp. If the comp had the inserts it would be the perfect boot. Not a fan of style of
the pro liner.

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The shells of the boots aren't the same. They are different in the same respect as the T Race vs. the T1. The sizes should be almost exactly the same, though, so you should be able to swap the intuition liner into the Comp boot. I agree that the Comp should be Dynafit/AT compatible, but we'll see if they change that ever. Hope that helps. Enjoy.

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The shells are quite similar in terms of flex, however, there are a few key differences between the boots. The Comp has no fittings for TLT bindings, thus limiting it to NTN only use, where the Pro can be used with TLT bindings. The comp also has no "Touring/Walk" mode, meaning it is largely designed for charging inbounds, whereas the lighter weight Pro is more of a hard skiing boot with hints of touring. The liner for the Comp is the Intuition Speed Pro. It has a traditional style tongue, and it is substantially thicker, but it is heat-moldable, meaning fit should not be problem. The Pro has the Intuition Precision High wrap around liner. And because the liners are different, the shell size that is best with one liner may change between the speed and precision liners.

5 5

Scarpa t-x Comp

First off, before you even think about skiing these, have them baked and put a custom footbed in them. For the first day, they are going to be punishment to ski on. And the first turns of day two are going to be a little iffy, but once you really start to push these boots they shred. I have found that the Comp with blue springs is a stiff as you would really want...and I like stiff. They are equally as stiff if not stiffer than hammerheads in the 5th position. These boots transfer remarkable amounts of energy into the ski and they are extremely torsionally rigid. They hold an excellent edge in anything from blue ice to crud. In the powder they are fantastic, although they do drive you forward, the tips stay up nicely. I recommend these to anybody who is into hard charging on groomers or ripping the gnarly backcountry lines, they are very light and tour exceptionally well even without walk mode. Most solid boot on the market in my opinion.

So this boot works in an AT binding...

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So this boot works in an AT binding also?

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No it does not, nor does it work in traditional tele bindings. NTN bindings only.

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The TX Comp won't work in AT bindings, but the TX Pro, and Terminator X will work with both NTN, and AT setups. None will work in traditional 3 pin/75mm duckbill bindings.

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Actually you can throw these in Fritchis or dukes if you like. They ski just fine. There is a fine, fine adjustment, or more likely put, a getting acquainted phase, but they can be used for certain AT bindings.

do these boots work ONLY with NTN bindings...

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do these boots work ONLY with NTN bindings or are they still compatible with the standard Tele ones?

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They only work with the NTNs and they don't have a tour mode, but damn...super fun.

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Like Mike said thses work with NTN , if your interested in using a Dynafit Binding you could go to the TX pro , It has a walk/ Tour mode works with NTN and also has Dynafit Tech fittings so can be sued as an Alpine Touring boot as well.

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Guru notes: 28.5 = 325 mm BSL.