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 Post subject: Couple boot questions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:05 am 
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Howdy

Anyone know of a boot that both climbs and rides well? Looking for a do-it-all boot for the wife- something she can ride in pleasurably, but also climb in. She's an absolute noob to riding and I don't want to turn her off by sticking her in climbing boots and shoving her down the hill... she doesn't have that kind of suck-tolerance. Is anyone making a stiff-soled, welted snowboard boot? AT hardboots are not out of the question, but I'd rather get her something that climbs better, for harder mixed lines.

Question number two is similar but different... I'm currently using a pair of Phantom Guides, and they pretty much suck for riding. Very soft ankle, weak edge control. But I love the boots for climbing- so much so that I'd rather just deal with it for riding, if no other solution exists.. However, I feel like surely someone must have come up with a solution for this. Has anyone had any luck adding calf straps or zipping in ankle-stiffeners or similar?

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-Ben


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 Post subject: Re: Couple boot questions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:24 am 
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I would look at 3 boots:

Dynafit TLT5, Fitwell Backcountry, or LaSportiva Spantiks.

Lots of info on here about all three. To my knowledge only the TLT5 comes in a female version. Happy hunting!

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 Post subject: Re: Couple boot questions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:21 pm 
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ben-

you want the tlt-5 my freind.

i assume that you are the same ben from cascadeclimbers.com?

ive seen some of your trip reports and those lines youve been climbing up on the volcanos would well suited for the tlt-5. ive seen lots of people climb Hood's NF right gully in them-

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthr ... er=1100148
http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthr ... er=1069510

and they can certainly shred

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