Loving the Boots Super Stiff
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 29.5
I'm coming off some old BD Quadrants and before that touring in a regular ski boot. I wanted to update my boot and wanted a little more stiffness for the backcountry down. I'm 6' 5" 225 and need a larger last size. Looking for 90/10% backcountry to inbounds boot. Didn't mind sacrificing some weight for stiffness, but was hoping to lighten the load too. I tried the Technica Zero G, Dynafit Hoji Free and Pro Tour, and the Scott Super Guide. Really wanted the Zero G's to work but fit was too snug as were the Dynafits.
SuperGuide had plent of room, maybe too much when the boots packed out. Finally tried the Scarpa Maestrale XT. The fit was pretty good out of the box but I was concerned about some pressure points a potentially not enough room in the toe box. I had the liners professional heat molded and all my concerns went away. First 6 hour tour, no blisters, range of motion could have been better but an exceptable compromize. Tested boots inbounds, just as stiff as my 130 flex inbound boots. I was suprised to think this could be my one boot for both. Stiffer than the SuperGuides. I can't image someone wanting or needing stiffer. Happy with my purchase.