Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:16 am Post subject: Crispi boot opinions?
I am new to telemark, just started last year and have been using a leather/synthetic boot on Karhu 10th mountain for touring/light downhill. A couple days ago, I picked up a pair of the fatter Karhu Guides for $200, only used 3 times! I am thinking that powering the new skis will be very difficult/sketchy without a plastic boot.
I found a pair of Crispi XPs and they seem that they would give me the stability needed for the Guides and some amount of crossover when I decide to begin at the resort. Any opinions on the capability of these boots? The boots are a $195 for a very lightly used '08 model, I think. Seems like a good deal. Also in terms of fit, are the Crispis true to size? I wear a womens 9, so I should fit a 26.0, but since I won't be able to try them on, I want to make sure it will be a proper fit before I buy.
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:21 am Post subject:
Crispi boots fit the flatter foot. I have a high arch and instep and connnot even put my foot in a Crispi. As far as sizing goes, I would not know. I did not keep my foot in it long enough to work it out. _________________ Leaving Every Turn Un-Stoned
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:45 am Post subject:
Crispi boots fit the flatter foot. I have a high arch and instep and connnot even put my foot in a Crispi.
Only true for the older CX-something Crispis. The new XP, XR, Shiver and Evo are much higher around the ankle. Kind of like old Scarpa's.
Oh, and Ozzy the XP is about the same "performance" as Scarpa T2x or so.
So if mainly used with Guides, you'll prolly even overpower them.
For size, the old and new Crispis seem to run true to the size (in Mondo-point). So when you measure your feet in mm, you'll get the correct size. For the 26, your feet should be around 260mm in lenght.
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:46 am Post subject:
Based on very, very limited experience, the Crispi length seems about right. However, I only tried on one pair and they crushed my instep painfully so I never skied them. This was an older model, (the yellow four buckle one) so the last may have changed. _________________ Nashti zhas vorta po drom o bango
I have been skiing with these boots for a week or so and I think they work perfectly. Speed is no problem. At least not when the boots are driving my 85mm waisted twintip skis with rottefella r8s. They are dampened under the heel (i think, because there is a soft rubber plate there below the innerboot). Jumps, powder, whatever... I think these boots are great for allmountain use.
I haven't tryed touring with them tho. But they do have a walking-function and they are not too high.
A minus on the boots are the "power-strap". There is none that works if you have smaller legs.
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