Post subject: Re: are Scarpa Jorasses Pro GTX safe for splitboarding?
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:31 am
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:10 pm Posts: 26
I think it's not ideal:
The Jorasse Pro is made to have a very flexible ankle, specifically for forward lean. This is to make walking easier in what is basically a rigid sole, ice climbing boot. It works pretty well, but means it will not offer you any forward lean stiffness at all. Also the sole sticks out a long way to catch the fully auto crampon toe bail, and will cause toe-overhang unless you've got tiny feet. I have a pair & they are a great winter climbing boot, but I suspect they would suck big time on your Sparks.
I've used boots with similar ankle flex in the past (AKU Spider) in conjunction with a power strap. While they were fine in powder, they were horrible in hard pack. So, I would second JtB and suggest you keep looking for a boot such as the Spantik or the Fitwell if you want to stick with 'soft' boots.