Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

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Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks for the update man- and excellent quality photo and graphic.

Forgive me- I had forgotten your call sign- I didn't relaize that I was communicating with the same Nansener in the "Midwidth thread". I thought that perhaps we had two active Nanseners on the forum!

Are you using the Glitt boot on the Nansen? If so- just the Nansen, or other skis as well?
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Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

Post by HBS » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:12 pm

lilcliffy wrote:Thanks for the update man- and excellent quality photo and graphic.

Forgive me- I had forgotten your call sign- I didn't relaize that I was communicating with the same Nansener in the "Midwidth thread". I thought that perhaps we had two active Nanseners on the forum!

Are you using the Glitt boot on the Nansen? If so- just the Nansen, or other skis as well?
Haha no problem - I figured the goading was continuing! If you're really looking for more Nansen info, Andrew Skurka uses the Nansen: http://andrewskurka.com/2015/gear-list- ... i-touring/

The nansens are my only backcountry nordic ski and I sold my old Fischer BCX 6's to the local used gear store so now the Glittertinds are my only NNN-BC boot!

I got some nordic skates I'm dying to use with the Glittertinds but we haven't had the usual blast of wind to knock all the snow off the alpine lakes this month. A little long term goal of mine is to skate all of the named lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park...

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Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

Post by spwath » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:57 pm

I know this topic is old, but I just got these boots, and would like to show a little fix I found for the straps hitting together. Just a little zip tie zipped around the plastic part, and the end of the plastic strap can go right in, like the excess strap on a watch or belt does. Works great, and walking around the house, I can not make them hit each other anymore. I have not gotten to use these boots for real though, as I am currently lacking in snow.
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Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

Post by HBS » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:53 pm

Great idea! Too late for one of my boots but I still have some strap worth saving on the other...

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Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

Post by jyw5 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:28 pm

Got the boots last month. Noticeably better downhill performance vs. Fischer OTX 5 boots (these fit me well but they start to tear after 1 season!). Plastic strap on the left boot broke the first time out but its now shorter and not a problem.

I really like the stiffness and downhill ability, I can easily tele and parallel turn on my Fischer S112 in fresh powder on 20+ degree slope, but I am concerned about the durability. Any comparisons vs. an Alfa leather boot?

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Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:43 pm

I have never even seen this boot in the flesh- but I am very familiar with Fischer's Offtrack 3 and 5 BC boots as my family have a couple of pairs- bought on clearance for my children's growing feet.

I own and regularly use:
- Alaska BC
- Svartisen BC
- Guard Advance BC

Examining the design of the Glittertind I find it hard to imagine it being as supportive as any of the above three- which are MUCH more supportive the Fischer OTX 3/5.

The Svartisen BC has the most ankle support of the above three- the Guard Advance second- the Alaska third.
The Alaska BC has the stiffest sole- the Svartisen and Guard Advance have almost identical soles- though both stiffer than the Fischer OTX 5 BC.

I also have a Rossignol BCX6- it is similar to the Fischer OTX 5 BC- and an older Fischer BCX6 which is as supportive as the Svartisen BC but has a foot/toe crushing flex.

I would be very interested in what you thought of a Skarvet or Guard Advance in comparison to the Glittertind boot.
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Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

Post by jyw5 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:40 am

I tried out a new 2016/2017 pair of Alfa Quest Core boots today. They are definitely softer than the Glittertind...but still stiffer than the Fischer OTX 5. I would like a pair of the new Alfa Guard Advanced GTX but I got this pair on sale NEW for only $20!! So I will wait until the glittertinds and the otx fall apart then order directly from Norway.

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