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Scott day in St. Anton

Scott day in St. Anton

part one - ski boots

Insert: 27.01.2013
Scott company was organizing a test gatehring at At. Anton. The goal was to test the newest gear for season 2013/2014. The biggest surprise was that Scott has announced a new product line of ski boots. For more details check following article.

Scott Delirium a Cosmos

Scott has annouced new products for next winter seasson 2013/2014. This happened at St. Anton am Arlberg and Powderline was invited to this event. We had a chance to see and test products which are going to be introduced at ISPO. The conditions were excelent so we had a lot of time to test all gear.

In this first part we are going to introduce some of brand new ski boots.

Yes, correct. Scott has expanded the product portfolio and will produce complete set of gear for skiers, including boots. Scott has a long tradition in producing boots, since 1970 and in a connection with Garmont will be even stronger. Scott bought the intelectual ownership of some Garmond ski boots and fixed some issues. Now boots are on the better way to be a top freeride product. There are freeski, mountaineer and telemark models.

I have personally tested a freeride model Delirium 130. This is a boot following last high end standards, which means for freeride without lifts. In comparison with other model sof the touring line Mountain, Delirium has more advanced functions which is adding a bit of weight. This is not a „TOP GUN“ models in the Mountain line. Because for very demanding mountaineer there are stronger models.

This boot is a bit softer then I expected. It is doing its job in powder and also on a slope. I think it will point to the widest spektrum of skiers. The angle of boot is adjustable and Vibram sole is making you moves more confidet. Softness helps to feel every move and vibration of skis but in the moguls and difficult terrain might not provide enough support.

Very interesting is a trend of lowering the height of boots. This should provide a better control of skis and better conection between ankle and style of riding. This will appreciate mainly smaller skiers.
David Sedlák:
 I chose to test model G1 FR130, which is high end model from Scott portfolio. I was a bit worried about the characteristics. If this model will be very stiff and I will not be able to ski the whole day. Well I have to admitt that I was delighted. Despite of the FLEX index 130 which is the same as in the Delirium model, is this model stiffer but very comfortable to ride. The designer were probably following a way „beauty is in simplicity“. So those of you who like crazy features and designs and features might be disappointed.  This is perfekt freeride boot inspired by racing models. You can rely on this in every situation and in every condition.
Authors: David and Filip Sedlák

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