I am knee deep in gear and clothing. But not enough room to store it all. I have a hard time using let alone wearing everything out. I'd rather see it go to a good home than sit idle in the gear room. If you are my size, aka a large jacket, a size mens 12US, 45 Euro or a 28 Mondo for boots, there are some screaming deals to be had if you are quick. A few tools and some technical gear as well. I'll ship it anywhere you are willing to pay for. Gloves, goggles, packs, stoves, pads, snow shoes, old tools, avi shovels and tents go up tomorrow night.
Sorry this is totally unrelated to your post, but wasn't sure where to post it!
I'm having trouble sourcing long bars locally to allow my Stingers to fit on my size 47 spantiks. I have found some flexi long bars though and I was wondering what your thoughts were on these for use on technical ice and mixed?... I thought they would allow the crampon to better fit the steep rocker on the spantiks sole, but I'm not sure how it would effect other aspects of the fit and security and whether the flexi bars are as durable?
Hi Graham, I wouldn't. It isn't the best combo/fit to start with, big rocker and all. I would just order a regualr pair through BD customer service and make sure you have the smaller bailes on the Stingers as well. There ia goo picture of my aprtner's Dave 46s Spantiks and Cyborgs...scary fit. I worry about him loosing a crampon. 47 can't be any better.
Flex bars will just make it worse IMO. It will help the fit to the rocker...just not keeping the crampon on the boot as it and rthe crampon flexes.
cheers for the info
Plenty of gear left...just need some time to restock the larder ;)
Why do you wear a size 28 ski boot but have size 12 feet? Isn't 28 comparable to size 10 US?
For alpine skiing or side country I can use a pretty small boot with no issues and little or no boot mods. So a 28 shell will generally be good for me. Gottta keep my nails trimed however. Typically a 45 or a 12 in shoes and boots are required. 29 shell if I am doing any long tours and want to be comfortable and warm. I also use to go down a size or more in rock shoes. I have what use to be pretty flexible and plastic feet. Likely one of the reasons they are now rather messed up :)
Tight ski boots and tight rock shoes might be thought a "performance" fit. Not sure I buy into all that now, decades later. But old habits die hard.
Just wondering how your PDG boots are holding up? I saw all the stuff about the sole issues with the first generation, are your 2nd gen ones any better? I'm torn between aliens and pdgs, but if the sole is rubbish I think I'd accept any other issue I had with the alien.
Being very careful with mine...but so far they are holding up well. I won't be able to tell much more till spring time when I am doing more booting off the snow. Curious as well to the durability. But withholding judgement on the newest )(my) version until proven one way or the other.
Thanks for your reply.
My main concern is I have a 10minute walk in boots to the snow at the best of times, and the boots are likely to get used a couple of times a week, let alone any scrambling given we're having a fairly dry season thus far. Guess il try and get aliens to fit!
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