- XCD Enthusiast
- Posts: 5
- Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:43 am
- Location: Gaspésie/Québec
- Occupation: Millwright/Carpenter
- XCD Guide
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- Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:31 am
- Ski style: Nordic backcountry touring with lots of turns
- Favorite Skis: Fisher E99, Åsnes Ingstad & Cecilie, K2 Wayback 88
- Favorite boots: Crispi Sydpolen, Alico Teletour & Alfa Polar
excuse me but I have to burst your bubble. There is no PERFECT ski kit. It's all about compromise. The lightest and the most durable are nearly oxymorons.
Alfa makes great gear but their boots are not without their issues (i have 3 pair, so i know them well).
I really do not understand why you would go for NNN-BC if you are skiing mountaneous terrain as a beginner/intermediate. IMO, the Alfa Greenland 75mm boots (I own a previous version) are not industructible, they carry the same soft vibram sole as most all modern thermomolded 75mm soles.
If the S98 sounds too downhill oriented for you, then forget the epoch as well. Consider the Fischer excursion 88 or the Asnes Ingstad (I would go wax, but that is JUST me).
You want durable, go for the Andrew Rifugio boot I linkted to earlier.
its 1030g + 210g (voile mountaineer) = 1240g
860g +260g = 1120g for the stetind and NNN-BC magnum combo.
that is only 120g per boot more for lots more downhill control and a VERY durable set-up.
If one day, would want a set up that is lighter and more distance oriented, I would suggest a nnn-bc setup, but now now, with what i am gathering from your posts.