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ttriche
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@zach wrote:

If you’re commited to lower stance angles and the soft-boot style, i wouldn’t bother switching to AT boots. Soft snowboard boots or mountaineering boots like the La Sportiva Nuptse work fine with strap bindings… unless you plan on climbing at extremely high altitudes… in which cas, you just need to suck it up and get AT boots.

This is an interesting point. After riding carving boards for years, I literally could not bring myself to ride on anything more ‘relaxed’ than 40 front / 20 back. It felt like I was losing all my leverage and having to throw the board around with my feet, which is just so very wrong…

Also, the Nuptses were purpose-built for 8000m climbs and as you know there are few boots in existence that are much warmer (Oly Mons, Everest, Scarpa 9000s) which all cost a multiple of what the Nuptses do. I’d want the control of AT boots for sure, and the lateral stiffness on traverses, but it’s not like the boots aren’t going to be warm enough.