Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Post by lilcliffy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 pm

Thank you for posting on this Jlbny.
This is great information as I could have bought the Lofoten cheaper than the Svartisen and was thinking that I had perhaps made the wrong choice.

I have been told that the Lofoten is the same boot as the Stetind, with an added instep strap.
Do you know if this is true? Or is the Lofoten the same boot as the Svartisen without the powerstrap?
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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Post by lilcliffy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 pm

Your mention of the stiff sole flex of the Lofoten suggests that it has a stiffer sole than the Svartisen...
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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Post by bgregoire » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:09 pm

lilcliffy wrote: I have been told that the Lofoten is the same boot as the Stetind, with an added instep strap.
Do you know if this is true? Or is the Lofoten the same boot as the Svartisen without the powerstrap?
LC, I somehow recall reading from someone in the business that these are 3 entirely different designs...FWIW.
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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Post by lilcliffy » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:05 pm

Well, it certainly would be better if we could try on all of these boots, walk around and flex them before we buy them!!!!
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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Post by Ziggy » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:30 am

I've just started using the Svartisen NNN BC.

A couple of comments on fit:

The US Crispi importer is Telemarkdown. They advised that these boots run a size bigger than the label. I concur - even with a medium thickness sock.

The heel is similar to the Crispi Evo NTN boot - lots of space. I have a narrow heel and Scarpa plastics suit it. So an hour in the Svartisen produced a blister on one heel. I've put some stick-on high density foam strip in the heel. Will see how that goes.

FWIW these are a replacement for Glittertind boots and the cuff and sole are stiffer and provide more power for edge control.
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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Post by bgregoire » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:43 am

Ziggy wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:30 am
The heel is similar to the Crispi Evo NTN boot - lots of space. I have a narrow heel and Scarpa plastics suit it. So an hour in the Svartisen produced a blister on one heel. I've put some stick-on high density foam strip in the heel. Will see how that goes.
https://www.ezeefitsports.com/product-p/021.htm

Works a charm.

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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Post by Ziggy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:24 pm

Thanks, and thanks for the tip.

Will try it if duct tape and fencing wire fail.
Cheers from Down Under

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Re: Boot Review: 2018 Crispi Svartisen BC

Post by Tanker_5455 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:57 am

I was let down by Crispi as well... I used to be quite satisfied with their production, but this model was a disappointment. In late November of last year, I wore that model in the German Alps (I wasn't technically supposed to have holidays, but I went on to do rentability estimations of this real estate in Munich for the company I work for, and managed to scratch two days to go to the mountains!) and found it rather... weak. The boots didn't endanger me as much as actually bad ones would have, but they were underwhelming compared to the brand's other models in terms of flexibility and closure system. I wish I'd have blown that money on something at least a little bit better!

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