TELEMARK SKI MODULE
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FREE YOUR HEEL
It used to be for stability – dropping one knee provided better fore and aft stability than the parallel position, then as the equipment progressed it became a statement. The tele turn is inherently playful: bouncy, variable and fluid and with any luck; full of face shots. Ask anyone who telemark skis and they will tell you “the face shot is almost an endangered species and the telemark turn is your ticket to going deeper”. For those who want to go deeper and make a statement SCARPA telemark boots are the best you can buy.
Telemark boots binding compatibility
Telemark boots are broken into 3 distinct families based on the type of binding the boot uses.
The original telemark binding system, featuring boots with a “duckbill” shaped toe (75mm wide at the front edge) that slides into the binding toe bail, combined with a tensioned cable wrapping around the heel for retention and power. Some also feature 3 pins that interface with the rubber sole, hence the older references to Pinheads or 3 Pin bindings.
NTN or “New Telemark Norm”
Newer system using boots that do not have the duckbill shaped toe, but instead a rounded lip that interfaces with the metal toe bail of the NTN binding. NTN boots use a plastic lip under the middle of the sole called the “2nd Heel” that pulls the boot forward into the binding.
The newest tele binding system, the tele tech system features tech/pin interface at the toe paired with either a tensioned heel cable or an underfoot interface with the 2nd heel of the boot.
SCARPA NTN BOOTS
The TX Comp is our stiffest and most powerful Telemark boot that packs all the features of our Freeride series in an NTN-compatible configuration, the TX Comp is the ultimate hard-charging freeheel boot for big lines and steep, committing terrain.
SCARPA NTN/TELE TECH BOOTS
The TX Pro Men’s and Women’s boots are our go-anywhere NTN/Tele Tech compatible boots that features the freeride features and performance of our TX Comp in a slightly more flexible and versatile construction, the TX Pro eats up big tours, deep snow, and day after day of powerful tele turns.
SCARPA 75MM BOOTS
The T1 is a high-performance boot that combines powerful downhill capabilities with classic telemark functionality, the T1 is our stiffest and most supportive traditional tele boot for the diehard freeheeler.
The men’s and Women’s T2 Eco models are our most classic and versatile telemark boots that have seen more days of touring than any other on the planet, the T2 Ecos are a traditional boot with modern features for responsive performance on the up and the down.
The T4 is the go-to choice for old-schoolers and entry-level telemark skiers. A simple, reliable and comfortable boot for low-angle touring and smooth skiing performance.
top telemark features
Power Block Tour: A game-changer that set the standard for ski/ walk mechanisms. In ski mode, it offers the best rigidity of a fixed-cuff boot, while allowing you to customize the angle of the front cuff without sacrificing downhill performance. In walk mode, it gives additional comfort and mobility when touring
Torsion Control: The original T-Race torsion bars have been redesigned into an “integrated torsion frame” that connects all the components of the shell through a BI-injected, dual density structure that extends from the boot toe to the top of the cuff.
Warm/Moldable Liners: The completely moldable Intuition® Speed Pro G liner keeps you warm. This liner partnered with a 102mm last provides the right combination of both comfort and warmth.
Asymmetrical Bellows: The Asymmetrical Bellows allow the boot to flex in a pattern that mirrors the shape of you foot, creating a more natural flex and energy transfer.
"Day in and day out this boot never disappoints. Comfortable, powerful and dependable. The intuition liner keeps my feet toasty and molding is a breeze. Micro adjust buckles let me dial in my fit and always keep my foot locked in. Boot skis great and drives the largest of skis with ease. Smooth flex, powerful cuff and 4 buckles make this my go to boot."
- Weston Deutschlander, SCARPA N.A. Athlete and Owner of Inspired Summit Adventures
TELEMARK PARTNER TECHNOLOGIES
The Telemark family uses Vibram® soles, specifically designed to shed sticky snow and maintain traction and durability in cold temperatures.
All SCARPA Telemark boots feature Intuition® liners, using cutting edge boot liner technology which features closed cell EVA foam for warmth and custom moldability.
Arkema specializes in high-performance polymers, including Pebax and Pebax RNew. The T1 and T2 Eco men’s and women’s are made of PEBEX RENEW a bio-based elastomer made from caster beans. Pebax polymers are lighter weight than PU and perform more consistently in cold temperatures.
Pebax RNew improves athletic performance while lowering the environmental impact on the planet.
Performance every step of the way
With over 25 years of experience in telemark ski boots SCARPA has set the industry standard that free heelers love. So whether you ski the innovative NTN binding system, step into a traditional 75mm binding, or shave weight with a Tele Tech system you will always find the same comfortable fit, powerful energy transmission, and Italian quality you have come to expect when dropping your knee.