12/28/2017
Question from Kamil
 
Hey. I had a Dynafit TLT7 performance boots, but "I" destroyed them ;D I am now considering scarpa RS. The stifness is a priority, not the weight. Speed turing, all day turing, races time to time. Anyway a lot of guys told me to get new scarpas. My question is what is the sole width of these two? tlt7 performance and scarpa rs? Looking forward to hearing from you! :)
12/28/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Kamil! Oh no, that doesn't sound good. The Alien RS sure is a stiff boot. I'd say it's about on-par with the TLT7, but the TLT7 is a bit more progressive whereas the Alien RS kind of hits a wall with the forward flex. The last width of the Alien RS is a pretty narrow 99mm and Dynafit doesn't publish any of the last info but the TLT7 is high, wide, and on the opposite end of the fit spectrum as the Alien RS. Visit our Boot Fitter Program if you'd like to proceed with a fitting.
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12/4/2017
Question from JJMS
 
Quick question on sizing. I'm a pretty comfortable size 27 (a bit on the small side) in a scarpa alien 1.0 (regular non carbon). I'm hearing that the Alien RS fits a little more snug and was wondering if I should be sizing up to a 28 on the Alien RS. I know it's hard to say without seeing the shape of my foot....
12/4/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi JJMS, in general you shouldn't have to size up (and you'd want to look at other boots before doing that). The RS liner is thicker but it also molds really well.
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12/2/2017
Question from tryggve
 
hi skimo! can anyone compare skiperformance between these, fischer traverse(carbon or non carbon) and the tlt5 m? i have skied the tlt5 m(without tongue) for many long dark cold swedish and norwegan winters now,and tried the alien rs and fisher traverse on in a shop,but have a hard time leting go of the tlt5.my tlt5 is super old with almost no sole left and i was expecting to realy want the other boots when trying in the shop,but now im not so shure.is it realy realy such an upgrade regarding the downhill performace? i ski an old colorfull 180 vector,listening to norwegan black metal, have the same clothes for ten years so maby the tlt5 sould just stay me forever?
12/3/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Tryggve, thanks for reaching out!

First of all, Norwegian Black Metal? How can I start listening to this? I like your style, I think new gear may cause a singularity to appear.

The Alien RS is a fantastic boot, but so is the Travers Carbon. I'd say if you're looking for a new boot in this sub-1000g range you'd be wise to start with the Alien RS based purely on fit, however Scarpa has announced that they officially only want to see the Alien RS skied on anything up to 85mm underfoot, so based on that guideline you'd likely have better success with the Travers Carbon. That being said 85mm underfoot is well within the Alien RS's limits and it's capable of driving a much, much larger ski than that. The Travers Carbon is an interesting boot that behaves fairly similarly to the Alien RS and with a bit of work you'd likely be able to get the width and volume to work for you.
12/30/2017
Answer from tryggve
 
o, you just start by listening to early darkthrone, like the song snowfall or land of frost.but remember alsow listen to other music, its like skiing, only hard windpack or ice is hard for legs, at least i need to mix it up with some crust or rockskiing sometimes. so mix darkthrone with maby antony and the johnsons or aphex twin or patti smith.
i will go with alien rs when my tlt5 turn to microplastics. i think alien rs will be verry fine with skis wider than 85 mm, im light on my feet, in many ways!
thanks for your answer and happy skiing!
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11/24/2017
Question from Fred
 
I fit comfortably into a 31.0 Maestrale. Any chance of fitting into a 30.0? How much shorter is it?
11/24/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Fred! That's a super broad question to answer without knowing any finer details but the short answer is: Probably not very comfortably. The size down will be 1cm shorter internally (equates to about 1 finger thickness). If your Maestrale is a performance fit you'd have a very hard time getting the size down to work. If your Maestrale is big then there's a better chance of getting this to work.
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11/13/2017
Question from Erik
 
Hello. Have these boots and used them for two tours now. Plenty stiff, would say they are very simlar to my TLT6 C One. Stiffer than Syborgs.
But - i have two questions:
1.The heel hold is not very good for my foot. Any ideas? Have a special foot bed, and a nice fitted liner. Was thinking of mounting a aftermarket heel buckle, but dont feel so good about doing modifications on a brand new boot...

2. They are a bit narrow in the mid foot area. Is this area possible to punch out easily? Have a bit of travel to get to my nearest boot fitter, so was hoping for some pointers here first..

Best regards.
11/13/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Erik, thanks for reaching out. Glad the boots have done well for you!

1) Tough to pinpoint this issue exactly. Did these liners come from another boot? How many days do you have in the liners? L-Pads around the heel may be the only answer, but I'd only go there after a proper liner mold and then a footbed.

2) This is also a very subjective issue, especially with an aftermarket liner and footbed. If it's a thick footbed it'll lift your foot up higher into the shell and potentially make the boot a bit narrower than it actually should be.
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10/29/2017
Question from Patrick Fink
 
Any thoughts on 28 vs 29 if I'm in a 28.5 F1 evo?
10/29/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Patrick, without knowing more I'd say a 29, which is the same internal length as your current boot.
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10/27/2017
Question from abp
 
Where do you think Scarpa derived their 85mm waist cutoff recommendation? Is it because they're worried they'll start seeing failures from the torque of wider skis or do they just think it's not enough boot to push a wider ski around?
10/27/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi abp, the new guidelines aren't specific to this boot, but rather something SCARPA is doing with all their boots to limit warranty liability. The Maestrale and F1 are now indicated to 95mm underfoot despite many skiers having already proved they are more capable than that. Maestrale RS is <=110 for what it's worth.
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10/26/2017
Question from James Witte
 
Are the 28 and 29 the same shell and what is the bsl of each?
10/26/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey James, thanks for reaching out. All of this info can be found under the "Specs" tab of the product, but no, the 28 and 29 are not the same shell. The 28 is 302mm and the 29 is 310mm.
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10/24/2017
Question from Eric S
 
Tried these on at my local shop, but I'm uncomfortable with their advice -- as always, shop is pushing me to get a "performance fit" -- but I want these for long distance tours, not races.

I am wondering about getting a pair of these, and sizing up 1/2 size (28 shell is about right, but slightly too small; 29 shell is about right but slightly too big). Then putting in the Proflex G liner, size 28.5.

Would that work ok? Would the liner be too high? Is this just a bad idea since I'd lose things like the little Velcro tab on the stock Alien RS liners? Any advice would be most appreciated.
10/24/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Eric, we've noticed some fitters confuse uphill racing with downhill racing. Depending on your shell fit, a 29 might make sense. A Proflex can take up space but it doesn't walk all that well. Something like the PowerTrack would be more appropriate in an Alien shell. Even more appropriate if you're between sizes is to check out the Fischer Travers or Dynafit TLT7 which are close in weight and articulation but sized differently.
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10/18/2017
Question from Aaron
 
Let's say I am a 28.5, I should be ordering up to a 29 in these correct?
10/18/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Aaron, thanks for reaching out! Tough to say with 100% confidence about that rule, but it's definitely a safe bet. We do have an online boot fitter that might be worth checking out if you're interested in a little bit more in depth fitting info.
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