Forums Boots Scarpa Alien
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  • #578712
    giordi
    24 Posts

    I use these boots this year, 400 g lighter than tlt5, riding feeling are not the same as tlt5 because of the softness, but thanks to the BOA system feet are well retained and the heel does not lift.
    During the climb mobility is greater then tlt5.

    #668513
    giordi
    24 Posts

    I tried to ride with rear boot open or closed and I have more confidence with both boots locked.

    #668514
    singlewhitecaveman
    242 Posts

    Interesting, I was looking at this boot earlier in the year.

    I definitely wouldn’t try riding with the boots open. Is there any opportunity to mod the boots to allow some forward-lean flexibility in ski mode? the ability to mod the TLT5s is part of at makes them a “standard” for many splitboarders.

    #668515
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    Dang, I need a serious ‘sugar mama’ to rock those!

    Edit: thought you were referring to the Alien 1.0

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #668516
    giordi
    24 Posts

    @singlewhitecaveman wrote:

    ….I definitely wouldn’t try riding with the boots open.

    I use to ride with +45° in the front and +30°/+15° on rear boot depending on board waist.
    A friend of mine has Alien 1.0 with carbon fiber upper shell and he use to ride with rear boot open saying that otherwise it’s too stiff and can’t bend knee, I use the plastic one and prefer riding with both boots closed, also if on soft snow you can ride with rear boot open.
    @singlewhitecaveman wrote:

    Is there any opportunity to mod the boots to allow some forward-lean flexibility in ski mode? the ability to mod the TLT5s is part of at makes them a “standard” for many splitboarders.

    I didn’t try to modify but I think that something can be done, maybe using an elastic or a spring system on lever.

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