Forums Splitboard Talk Forum La Sportiva Nuptse?
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  • #566901
    affix snow
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    Anyone used these? Opinions?

    I wanna use them with strap bindings (burton Cartel).

    Backcountry Mag Put them in the Snowboard Buyers guide and La Sportiva has them on their site for splitboard use…

    Thanx for any help!

    #583646
    Zach
    127 Posts

    I spent some time in them last year and found them to be very similar to a medium-stiff soft Boot. My buddy Jef swears by them, and he’s totally into the low-angle or duck, soft-boot riding style. He uses them with straps or Flow bindings. I’d be cautious with those Cartel bindings… I don’t know about the Nuptses, but I kept blowing up the toe-cap straps with other mountaineering boots last year… they don’t seem to be able to withstand the pressure of a rigid soled boot.

    Another word of caution, though… these boots were designed for extremely high altitudes. Even at 14,000′ they can turn into baththubs.

    Zach

    #583647
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Intersesting about the toe-caps…..

    I absolutley LOVE them, but i could see how the stiff sole might push them a bit….

    I guess they might get a BIT toasty too….good point.

    I wanna see if i can demo them, but im not sure how feasible that is…..

    THANX!

    #583648
    ttriche
    116 Posts

    I enjoy mine, but I would caution you to take Zach’s advice seriously. If you are not going somewhere very, very cold, you will end up with aquariums on your feet.

    However, they climb (as in, rocks and vertical ice with crampons) extremely well, and I found that cramming a $30 pair of thermofit liners into mine made it so that I could walk for miles without blisters, in addition to giving me better heel hold.

    For tours with significant traversing sections I bought an old pair of Raichle 121’s and will be using them with Mtn Plates this year. Everything else — all the fun stuff — I will probably stick with the Nuptses and Flows.

    #583649
    akjay
    3 Posts

    Does anybody know if they could be used with plates? I’m guessing they wouldn’t be rigid enough. Moosejaw has them for $360.50… pretty cheap!

    #583650
    akjay
    3 Posts

    Does anybody know if they could be used with plates? I’m guessing they wouldn’t be rigid enough. Moosejaw has them for $360.50… pretty cheap!

    #583651
    ttriche
    116 Posts

    There is no way you would be happy riding plates with Nuptses unless you modified them quite a bit or rode extremely un-challenging terrain. Get an AT boot or hard snowboard boot if you are going to ride plates.

    #583652
    akjay
    3 Posts

    How about plastic mountaineering boots? I’ve read some posts saying that they are too low. Others say that they are serviceable… Any thoughts or experience folks?

    #583653
    ttriche
    116 Posts

    Depends on the PMB’s you use. I’d rather use AT boots, but that’s just me.

    I’m thinking of selling my Nuptse’s and getting a half-size bigger, since I have Haglund’s deformity in my left heel and the orthopod told me today that I could either adapt my footwear, or spend

    SIX TO NINE MONTHS

    recovering from the surgery. Time to re-evaluate my performance-fit boots etc.

    Anyone in the market for a pair of size 44 Nuptse’s? Let me know.
    Anyone selling a pair of size 44.5 Nuptses? Also let me know! 😉

    #583654
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @akjay wrote:

    How about plastic mountaineering boots? I’ve read some posts saying that they are too low. Others say that they are serviceable… Any thoughts or experience folks?

    this may or may not be helpful.

    http://www.splitboard.net/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8

    #583655
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @akjay wrote:

    How about plastic mountaineering boots? I’ve read some posts saying that they are too low. Others say that they are serviceable… Any thoughts or experience folks?

    this may or may not be helpful.

    http://www.splitboard.net/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8

    #583656
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Okay….

    Regarding these boots being bathtubs (which is an issue cause right now i live on the East Coast…right now)…….WHAT IF……you got rid of the lace up inner boot and threw in a thermofit liner?

    Sure they would be warm, but TOO warm?

    Would you lose some support?

    Are these my pants? 😯

    #583657
    Zach
    127 Posts

    They would probably be a little less warm, but not dramatically so. The boot itsself is actually lined with alluminum.

    #583658
    ttriche
    116 Posts

    I used thermofit liners. They’re bathtubs. I didn’t care, though. They’re fucken awesome boots and I could not give myself blisters no matter how long I hiked or skinned. Plus I led WI4+, maybe WI5- in them. Can’t beat that with a dead monkey on a stick.

    I got a pair of TLT700’s for this season, though. Will probably use the Nuptses for fun stuff and the TLT’s for serious don’t-fuck-up descents. I do need to get a bigger outer boot for the left, though. Maybe I can wheedle something out of Sportiva somehow.

    #583659
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    @ttriche wrote:

    I used thermofit liners. They’re bathtubs. I didn’t care, though. They’re fucken awesome boots and I could not give myself blisters no matter how long I hiked or skinned. Plus I led WI4+, maybe WI5- in them. Can’t beat that with a dead monkey on a stick.

    Great to hear!

    Well…i stumbled into a pair for $200. 1 season old…look great!

    Ill just have to wait for some snow and try the different liners out….

    #583660
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    @ttriche wrote:

    I found that cramming a $30 pair of thermofit liners into mine made it so that I could walk for miles without blisters, in addition to giving me better heel hold.

    Question….

    Where do i get $30 Thermofits and how did you size those liners to fit the boot shell?

    For shits and giggles i tried to thow my Scarpa Thermos(from my tele boots) in and they didnt come close to fitting……

    Thanx for any help!

    PS. I rode resort one day in them and LOVED THEM!

    #583661
    ttriche
    116 Posts

    $30 thermofits — you need to be between a size 8 and a size 10 — I bought mine from http://www.sidewayspeople.com … if you look around on their site for “Boot Liners” you will see that they have (or had) size 9 Morrow liners for ~$30. They’re Intuition foam just like the $200 liners, only they cost $30.

    Good luck! You can mold them yourself (I did), there are many tutorials floating around on the web. Wear a thick-ish sock and/or a toe cap, and sit back on your heels a little. Or get them professionally done if you prefer.

    #583662
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Awesome! Found them and they have them.

    My Boots are 9’s, so a 9 liner will work right? Or should i get the 8 to fit the shell better? Im just concerned cause when i put my Scarpa thermo fit 9 in, it didnt fit…

    Thanx again dood!

    #583663
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    I would have got the shells ½ size bigger and kept liners your normal foot size. This would allow the liner to fit in the shell but still allow the liner to be properly sized. Since you already bought the boots you can’t really do that. You could try downsizing your liner ½ size but you may find it too cramped. You may also find that your normal size in the liner fits easier into the boot over your Scarpa liner, maybe not.

    Good luck. 🙂

    #583664
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    I would have got the shells ½ size bigger and kept liners your normal foot size. This would allow the liner to fit in the shell but still allow the liner to be properly sized. Since you already bought the boots you can’t really do that. You could try downsizing your liner ½ size but you may find it too cramped. You may also find that your normal size in the liner fits easier into the boot over your Scarpa liner, maybe not.

    Good luck. 🙂

    I kinda lucked into the boot and it fit for a crazy deal!

    That $30 liner is only in Full sizes which is a bummer, but for $30, i might just try anyway, and if they dont work, throw it in my soft-boots….

    Im hoping my scarpas are just thicker…

    we’ll see what ttriche has to say!

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