Crispi Evo Tongue buckling

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Crispi Evo Tongue buckling

Post by almckay » Fri May 22, 2020 6:55 am

I tried on new Evo’s today. There is something weird going on with the tongue below the 2nd buckle. I fiddled for ages. Checked everything was correctly layered and straight but this weird buckle just wouldn’t go away. Is this normal or did I happen to come across a dodgie pair? Tongue size matches boot. Appreciate thoughts from Evo owners please.
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Re: Crispi Evo Tongue buckling

Post by Rodbelan » Fri May 22, 2020 11:56 am

Hum, it sounds like *almost* normal... I mean, do you have any pressure point in that area? I am pretty sure it doesn't affect the rigidity of the boot in forward flex... «If the pump works, don't fix it» like Mark Twain was saying. Even if there is a little modulation of the Pebax (quantity, formula, etc), it doesn't mean that the boot won't work properly. Of course, it could be a warranty case but I do not know... You might ask the seller. Do you want to keep the boot or do you plan to sell it next year (it might change your perspective on what to do...). Hope that helps...
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Re: Crispi Evo Tongue buckling

Post by Andinista » Fri May 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Mine does the same. It gets more wet from the inside than from the outside so i don’t mind... Keep it, NTN boots with the binding heel piece are rare, they should have a good reselling price.

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Re: Crispi Evo Tongue buckling

Post by almckay » Sat May 23, 2020 6:31 pm

Thanks for your thoughts everyone. I haven’t bought these boots as I can’t believe they would make boots that fold like this. Doesn’t seem good design or plastic layup. Can someone send me photos of their Evo’s buckled up on their feet?

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Re: Crispi Evo Tongue buckling

Post by stec06 » Mon May 25, 2020 10:15 pm

I had Crispi XRs for a bit... which I think are the 75mm equivalent of the Evos... and they did the exact same thing. Never affected anything or impacted my skiing, just didn't look right.

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Re: Crispi Evo Tongue buckling

Post by Inspiredcapers » Tue May 26, 2020 10:25 am

I’ve noticed similar ‘distortions’ on other boots, I don’t think it’s a huge issue.

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