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erewhon

Lightweight Randonnee Boots Dynafit VS Scarpa?

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Looking for an ultralight pair of boots for 70% touring/30% skiing. Looking at the competition, it looks to come down to the Dynafit TLT 4 Pro and the Scarpa Laser both with the thermo liners.

Has anyone had any experience with the Dynafit? Is it powerfull enough for pushing the ******* cascade crud? Either is warm enough for expedition use, but how to size for altitude/touring comfort while still being able to crank is the question!

Any other ideas?

 

 

 

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When JoshK and I did the ptramigain trav he used the light weight Dynafit boots the skiing was great the entire trip So he was able to crank some awsome turns the entire trip.. If I didn't already have lazers I highly recomend getting them

Dave... I would still PM him

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Okay so I tried both the TLT 4 and the new Laser and at a size 11 they are believe it or not only 3.5 oz diffent!

What the hell?!

Do people go with the Dynafits just to look like Sting or am I missing something? The Lasers look heavier than they are. Kinda pisses one off. hellno3d.gif

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3.5oz? So the manufacturers have it all wrong? I did a quick google and the Lasers came in at 8lb 13oz, with the TLT4 at 6lb and TLT4 Pro at 6lb something ounces. Maybe you meant to type 35 ounces as the difference?

The lightest ones were the MLT400 or something like that, off the life-link.com website. Around four or five pounds.

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Not a typo...3.50 ounces different. All the flippin' gear guides are smokin crack or weighing oversized shells, etc.

The Lasers look much heavier, but they simply are not. Does anyone know of a RELIABLE company that weighs thier stock of BC gear? I know pro mountain does this, but they dont have ski equipment. Anyone know how to lighten the Lasers a few ounces so that I can piss off some more Dynafit gurus? cry.gif

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Pencil_Pusher said:

3.5oz? So the manufacturers have it all wrong? I did a quick google and the Lasers came in at 8lb 13oz,

That's the weight for the non-Thermo liner Laser. Thermo linered Laser is a claimed 6lbs 4oz/pair Geek_em8.gif

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I am having difficulty understanding why anyone would expect a "lightweight" boot to also "crank" turns. Isn't this why there are bigger, stiffer boots, because you can't "crank" in "lightweight" gear?

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I have an older version of the Lazer called the Tambo and it is a pretty damn good boot, well balanced between performance downhill, performance touring, and weight.

 

I'd say take a scale in with you or ask to use the shop's postal or mail scale.

 

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I think the weights on the BD site are all in size 8, kind of small size, but it is clearly listed.

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I just bought a pair of the new Lasers (thermo-fit liners) and weighed them on my digital scale at home. They weigh 3.51 kg (7.74 lbs) for a size 11. My scale is quite accurate.

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erewhon said:

Not a typo...3.50 ounces different. All the flippin' gear guides are smokin crack or weighing oversized shells, etc.

The Lasers look much heavier, but they simply are not. Does anyone know of a RELIABLE company that weighs thier stock of BC gear? I know pro mountain does this, but they dont have ski equipment. Anyone know how to lighten the Lasers a few ounces so that I can piss off some more Dynafit gurus? cry.gif

 

Marmot weighs lots of their gear and they have a scale in the store that is pretty accurate you can use (and they carry the boots you are talking about).

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Dustin_B said:

I just bought a pair of the new Lasers (thermo-fit liners) and weighed them on my digital scale at home. They weigh 3.51 kg (7.74 lbs) for a size 11. My scale is quite accurate.

 

Thats odd 'cause I just bought size 11's as well and according to the USPS post scale they are 6lb 12oz with Superfeet insoles. I dont know where approximately 1 whole pound couldve been missed between yours and mine! Either way theyre much better with the reinforcement of the liners. boxing_smiley.gif

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FWIW, on my questionably accurate scale:

 

size 26.5 TLT4 pro's with thermoflex:

5lbs 14oz

 

size 27 MLT4 with stock liners:

5lbs 6oz

 

size 27 MLT4 with thermoflex liner from the TLT4:

4lbs 14oz

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