Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

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bgregoire

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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Postby bgregoire » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:01 pm

lilcliffy wrote:Had them out on my Gammes for 10k early this morning and I was in considerable pain by the end of it.
I have to come up with some way of protecting my heels...Working on it.

I won't be doing any serious skiing in this boot again until I resolve this...I am going to end up with Achilles tendonitis otherwise...


Have you considered getting you local cobbler to sew in (and glue) a soft leather liner along the "back ankle" wall? Its done wonders for me before.

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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Postby Cannatonic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:03 pm

seems like boot overkill for Gamme, I like Antarctics for those. Heel lift is no joke! I developed a bone spur on my heel from chronic heel lift, a surgeon had to cut it off for me. :o

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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:35 pm

On the flats- yes the Svartisen is more boot than needed for a ski like the Gamme 54.

But on hilly to steep terrain the extra ankle support of the Svartisen is a big advantage with a ski like the Gamme.

I don't need a lot of ankle support to make wide, open linked turns on long XC skis.

But- to ski tight lines downhill with long XC skis I need to make step, striding and jump turns- this is where a boot like the Svartisen shines.

Chronic rubbing and pressure points are not something to ignore.

The pressure point on my heel from that seam is a much more serious issue than the initial problems that I had with heel lift.
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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Postby Cannatonic » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:10 pm

that is the big problem today, many skis and bindings to chose from, not many leather telemark boots for the in-between area that is more than XC skiing but less than AT skiing....the old 1 or 2-buckles like Andrew Zenith are ideal for light tele skiing. Rifugio is another good option, have not skiied them yet but they are solid, a step up from Antarctic in stiffness & support. Ski March is good but a lot heavier than Zenith and the Crispi boots.

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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Postby bgregoire » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:13 pm

LC, that heel reinforcement you are feeling, is surely something like this in salpa (or some other material)...would'nt you say?
salpa heel.jpg

http://www.pamisrl.com/en/prodotti/cont ... -in-salpa/
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