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 Post subject: are Scarpa Jorasses Pro GTX safe for splitboarding?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:04 am 
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Hi to all, I was wondering if Scarpa Jorasses Pro GTX boots are safe for splitboarding (descend) with the apropriate bindings of course. (need bindings suggestions if my case is safe)

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thanx in advance for any replies

*I just got my first splitboard and can't wait to go to my favorite place to try it, it's a Volkl Cashew 165 + Spark Burner bindings.


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 Post subject: Re: are Scarpa Jorasses Pro GTX safe for splitboarding?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:31 am 
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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.

Sorry to burst the bubble.
Keep looking.


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 Post subject: Re: are Scarpa Jorasses Pro GTX safe for splitboarding?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:34 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: are Scarpa Jorasses Pro GTX safe for splitboarding?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:50 pm 
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ok, thanx a lot for the points. I will be trying my normal soft snowboard boots.


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