Scarpa signs Davenport

Scarpa AT Boots - Chris Davenport

A recent press release from Scarpa announced that Chris Davenport is currently working on development of a new freeride focused AT ski boot line for the company. 

According to the release, “Davenport said he was attracted to work with the Scarpa brand not only because of its world-class reputation in the ski-mountaineering, touring and footwear categories, but also because of the opportunity to be intimately involved in the development and testing of a new, innovative line of ski boots specifically for the freeride market.”

Scarpa is not ready to release any details of the new line as of yet, but we did coax a photo of Davenport skiing in what appears to be a Scarpa boot that was presumably shot during recent testing in Chile. (click the image above for a closer look at the boot)

Scarpa revamped their light, touring oriented alpine touring boots in 2011 with the Meastral and Gea, and then released the Maestrale RS (stiffer) in 2012.

I’m guessing the new freeride boots will replace the Mobe and Hurricane¬† that have served skiers well for several seasons. The new Scarpa Freeride ski boots are scheduled for fall 2013 release, so we’re likley to hear and see more come the January trade show.

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