Type III+ - Expert
100+ days / year
park rat, snowmobiler and skimo racer
Skidoo Summit 2006
Jake, There's no established weight limit, but you shouldn't have any issues carrying skis and boots with this pack. I would say that comfort is the main weak link when carrying heavy loads with this pack, not the fabric or stitching. The straps will be digging into your shoulders long before the pack itself rips.
Tim, They don't have an 80mm race brake, but the 70mm would probably work with a bit of bending!
Holly, Unfortunately Atomic doesn't publish the drop on their boots, and we don't have a reliable way to measure it. If you're looking for a specific ramp angle, I'd recommend experimenting with some various footbeds.
Chris, These will work! We have a full list of ski crampon compatibility here.
Simon, Ski by day, answer questions by night! The Skorpius skis very well for its weight, with a good progressive flex pattern as opposed to the rigid wall that a lot of boots in the race+ category have, and the range of motion will be a good bit better than the Maestrale. That said, the Maestrale is still a good bit stiffer and more powerful. So if you're looking for more control, I'd go with something with a 4-buckle design. But if you want to save weight and get something that climbs better at the cost...