Scarpa Rush Alpine Touring Boot ++ REVIEW
The Scarpa Rush is a dialed down version of the Scarpa Maestrale (which is reviewed by a Backcountry Skiing Canada reviewer here, and won our gear of the year award last season). From what we can tell, the major differences are: 1) three buckles, not four 2) a slightly less beefy power strap 3) a slightly less beefy instep buckle.
If you are one of those skiers who can ski beautifully with not-much support, go for it, the Rush may be your answer. If you, like us, go up to go down and are looking for the sweet spot of support/beef and weight, perhaps consider the Maestrale. The Rush is a specialty, or niche, boot and the good folks at Scarpa know this.