Laser

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Laser
Manufacturer Scarpa
Page By tiefenthaler
Page Type May 13, 2003 / May 13, 2003
Object ID 730
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The Scarpa Laser: Randonnee/Ski touring boot. Scarpa's dense EVA liner, floating cuff, and hinged tongue allow comfortable and free movement in the touring mode. For downhill precision, three buckles and a power strap offer a good range of adjustment and control. The stiff Pebax shell transmits hip and knee angulation with little energy loss. Dynafit compatible. 3-buckle closure. Power strap. Best of both worlds-walking and skiing.

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tiefenthaler - May 13, 2003 4:51 am - Voted 4/5

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I have used this boot now for 2 winters. Positive: Good all-around ski-touring boot, comfortable, robust and warm. Excellent for downhill, good for uphill, Dynafit-compatible. Negative: expensive, not very lightweight.

flyinghighpete - Jul 13, 2004 12:19 pm - Voted 4/5

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I've had these boots now for 2 years and really like them! They do really well for ski touring and alpine skiing. The only negative that I have is it's difficult to undo buckles, but I think that newer versions were redesigned.

Bermo - Dec 18, 2005 3:45 am - Voted 4/5

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I like these boots, tey are light but still sturdy. I have only skied for 1 week in these boots. My problem is I probably bought them too small, they are quite tight. OK, better than too loose. I plan to have the liners re-baked and hope I can gain a little extra room that way.

Sep 2007: Last Winter I got them re-baked. There's a little more room. I think you can bake them up to 8 times. I like them better now, especially walking. They are stiff enough for my touring ski.

JanVanGenk - Jan 5, 2008 2:13 pm - Voted 4/5

Good boots but fit is not perfect
I replaced the original liner boots with thermo-moldables 2 years ago, and the weight saving was remarkable. Except of ski-mountaineering I use these boots also for alpine skiing, they perform good.

The only con for me is the fit, which I do not find to be perfect; I think this is generally true for all models of Scarpa. Namely, Scarpa uses a fixed outer shell per size increment, meaning that e.g. sizes 8,5 and 9 (UK) have the same outer shell with only differently sized liners. This can result in the problem that a full size fits just too small/tight whereas the next half-size fits too big/loose. Especially, if you have wide feet, Scarpa is not the best choice in my opinion.

steste - Mar 3, 2010 5:24 pm - Voted 5/5

A good compromise....
Probably not the most modern boots but still very good ones.
They are strong enough to give an acceptable control when skiing and are light enough ( even though not super light ) to make skinning up comfortable. All in all what I was looking for. A boot that is good for AT and acceptable for freeride.
Not recommended for alpine skiing, but it wasn't designed for, it can work if you are light and don't push too much on your boots.

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