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Old 12-25-2009   #1
 
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Scarpa T2 vs T3?

I am an agressive downhill skier wanting to try tele. I am only 110 lbs, and was completely unable to bend the garmont demos I've rented. They were way too wide too. I'm thinking of the T3 since is is a soft boot, but they list these as touring boots and I just ski downhill. Advise?

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Old 12-25-2009   #2
 
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T1's all the way

If you are an aggressive skier, you will want T1's. I am a smaller person too, but I do weigh more then you. I have probably gained 15 pounds in the last 15 years, so I am 140lb now. I just replaced my old worn out T1's with their new 4 buckle boot and they are definitely the ticket. The new ones are wider then the older ones, but the top still fits the same. I have no problem touring or climbing with them, I just keep the buckles loose for the uphill stuff.

If you are not sure, try both T1's and T2's on with skis and see how they flex.
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Old 12-26-2009   #3
 
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Heads up on the weight difference between the T1 and T2. I think it is around a pound difference (which is alot when you strap it to your foot).
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Old 12-29-2009   #4
 
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Depends on where you want to ski...
backcountry - T3
stompin' the resort- T1, T Race
both- T2
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Old 12-29-2009   #5
 
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T2x (if they still make em) with the thermofitliner - stiffer than the t3, softer than the t1 good for touring, ok for resorts & sidecountry
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Old 12-29-2009   #6
 
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Do not buy the T3.....it was made for the transition from leather boots (12-13 years ago)....they are useless now. Some folks in vermont still use them for cruising around golf courses.

I'm with Snowhere- T1s are your best option for all around boot, the new beefed up T2 being the softest boot you should even think about.

I've used many different models (multiple leather boots (Asolo, Merrell super Comps), T2, T1, T-race)
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Old 12-29-2009   #7
 
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Definitely go with thermofit liners - so light and comfortable - a perfect fit. I will never go back to "regular" liners.

Incidentally, I am in Garmont Synergys and wishing I had something lighter (like T3's) for a long hut trip coming up.
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Old 12-30-2009   #8
 
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Do not buy the T3.....it was made for the transition from leather boots (12-13 years ago)....they are useless now.
true for the aggressive skier, but the T3 is still an excellent boot for normal people doing hut trips etc. Our problem is enthusiastic ski-shop staff trying to rent T1s to our beginner hut trippers!
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Old 12-31-2009   #9
 
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T3's are excellent for gettting you to the hut.....but powering today's skis thru wild snow....never.

But if getting to the hut and drinking peppermint schnapps is the objective...then i concur.
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Go to Confluence Kayak in Denver .... Those guys will set you up! I just got my first pair and they were super helpful!
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