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Question Equivalent of Scarpa T1 Boots

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Telestrom, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Telestrom

    Telestrom A Local

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    My current Scarpa T1's are over 10 years old and towards the end of their life.

    Apart from getting another pair of T1's, what are some other boots that are similar, ie: almost exclusively for resort skiing.

    I've done a quick search of Australian sites, and there doesn't appear to be many options available. Am I better ordering from OS?
     
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    DPS Driver A Local

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    Probably worth asking the question, are you running NTN or 75mm?

    If you're running NTN then you've got the TX Pro or if 75mm then the 2020 T1 is probably your best option. It has updated buckles ad a power strap now which would have been different from your model but from my understanding that about sums it up.
     
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    Telestrom A Local

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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Go NTN. Either the TX Pro, Scott Voodoo or the Crispi EVO Rando are the equivalents.

    As long as 75mm survives we will not have any boot innovation.

    For bindings for 100% resort go Rottafella Freeride or 22D Outlaw. For mostly resort and some slack country go the or law.

    50% or more BC either the 22D Lynx or the M Equipment Meijdo.
     
  5. Goski

    Goski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    If you do go to NTN and want a settable lateral release function then Meidjo binding has that. The 22 Designs bindings seem tough and well made but they are not designed to release. I've used Black Diamond Push boots for 75mm. They are a heavy 4 buckle resort boot and a stiffer model was the BD Custom. The liners on my BD Push boots have a good Boa system to tighten them with a stainless steel wire - BD pinched it from snowboard boot design.
     
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    Telestrom A Local

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    At this stage, I'm not going NTN as I just got myself a new set of 22 Designs Vice bindings last year.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Perhaps I'll stick with what I know and get a new pair of T1s.
     
  7. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am disappoint.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    BD haven't made Telemark boots for more than a decade.
     
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    Boots are more expensive than bindings, if you dont upgrade to NTN now you never will! I was in the same boat as you with some Axls, but i just offloaded them.

    NTN is better in every regard in my not so humble opinion. Plus the red and blue TX Pros are way sexier than the T1s.

    Do it do it do it do it!
     
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    Call me old school :)
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Can recommend ntn.
     
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    I detect a subtle message in this thread that NTN is good? Does it count I still have an ancient pair of Karhu's with NTN bindings? ;)
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    No good without boots to suit.
     
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    I am selling my T-1s if you happen to be an 11
    Very few hours on them and plenty of life left on the inners
     
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    Thanks for the offer, but I think I'm half size smaller.
     
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    Goski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Using a thicker footbed to reduce the boot volume (and if the heel feels big glue some dense foam on the outside if the liner) could make @Moondog 's boots work if the breakpoint of the bellows is still ok for you.
     
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    Actually they are, just not DIN rated.
    A reliable DIN rated 360 release is available in Telebry Safeouts.
     
  18. Ziggy

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    My experience in going from Axls to Outlaws is that it pisses on 75mm for telemarking - more feel, stability and control.
    Boot change is the time to make the change.
    Sell your Vices.
     
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