If we had to compare the F1 GT to its LT sibling, we’d have to say they are “similar but different.” Being composed of Grilamid instead of the mystical Carbon/Grilamid mixture of the LT, the GT carries a few more grams, however, it also sports a more progressive flex, which many skiers will appreciate. Specific to the GT, SCARPA added an instep buckle instead of a BOA, which adds durability while also allowing the foot to be securely locked down to help you fully enjoy the descent. For the ascent, the GT has a 72° range of motion and Vibram UFO LT sole that will have you flying up the skin track at speeds most often seen in Area 51. Built for big days in the mountains, the F1 GT will happily accompany you wherever the skin track leads.
- Tour L T2 Liner is made by Intuition and highly moldable, allowing for a truly customized fit.
- 72° range of motion will make short work of the ascent.
- Recco insert can help rescuers find you in unfortunate circumstances.
- Forward lean of 9°, 11°, or 13° (+/- 2) allows you adjust the forward lean to your preference.
- Vibram UFO LT outsole provides out-of-this-world traction.
- More progressive flex than the F1 LT due to the full Grilamid lower.
- Two buckles and a power strap provide excellent power transmission.
- Shell can be punched, helping to further customize the fit if needed.
- Taking off the included power strap can save 46 grams.
|Weight (pair)||2248g 
||9°, 11°, 13° (+/- 2°)|
||Grilamid FG LFT cuff and shell|
||Intuition Tour L T2|
||Vibram UFO LT|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Fast and light touring|
|Notes||The instep buckle helps to secure the foot inside of the boot|
|Bottom Line||A more forgiving version of the F1 LT|
|Compare to other Touring Boots|
Questions & Reviews
The only difference of note is that the XT incorporates long carbon fiber strands into the same cuff material as the GT in order to improve and increase both stiffness and long-term rigidity. Therefor the XT is stiffer in its flex while the GT offers a more progressive profile.
Do note that the F1 GT is a skinnier and lower volume boot than the standard F1. Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Boot Fitter if you'd like to discuss fit details!
Thanks for writing in! The F1 GT would not work with the shift binding due to minimally designed toe and heel welts. "Tech only" largely refers to the traditional touring bindings where pins insert into both the heel and toe of the boots.
Yes, the cable is replaceable by removing 2 bolts with a T20 Torx screwdriver. You are also spot on that the cable guide is riveted in place so no easy way to thread the cable through, or under it. No hidden secrets from our side on how to remedy a snapped cable other than involving replacing a rivet. If I come up with a better answer I can update this thread. Sorry for not being more helpful!
Generally, if you already have leashes, whatever you can make work. If you can reach the lower buckle, that would work well. If not, you can attach a thin piece of cord or zip tie to the lower cable and use that as your attachment point. Thanks!
Quick answer: No, but you can punch the F1 GT much more.
The F1 GT uses the same mold and cuff as the F1 LT, but it uses glass-infused Grilamid, while the F1 LT uses carbon-infused Grilamid. The glass-infused Grilamid can be punched much further than the cracking-prone carbon-infused version.
Seems like the softer plastic will keep the hinges flexing for longer but I have had a ton of buckles break down before their time.
Huge bummer because they fit my feet perfectly and ski great... this boot looks like a great replacement just not sure I want to risk another $800 with them.
I have the F1 LT and wish they could be a tad stiffer for the down and I really dislike the boa.
The GT looks great!
Start with the important part, Fit. The Skorpius has a low volume fit with a med/wide toe box. Nice for some folks. The new version will have that same fit but with more instep height. The F1 LT/ GT is a low to medium fit with a tapered toe box. As mentioned below, the GT should better accept a punch, but not too much.
Performance. For the light Touring boots, they are both at the top of the list for DH performance. The Skorpius still includes a tongue, so that should give them an edge. But the new heavier GT will be very close, possibly a wash.
Considering the difference in plastics between this and the LT... Do you anticipate the GT being a bit easier to punch?
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