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Crispi Svartisen 75mm

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Crispi Svartisen 75mm

Postby flyingcow » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:00 pm

So this NTN evangelist has been playing more and more with light touring gear. A little while back, I finally pulled the trigger on a leather 75mm boot. The Brothers Fey had the Svartisen in my size, and since I already know the Alpina Alaska just doesn't fit my foot that well (tried once before, took one run, sold them) I went for them.

I just took them out for the first time paired with Karhu Ryders @ 192cm. I was in a small forest in Stowe with gentle rolling hills and about a total of 300'-500' vert for the loop. I put some kick wax on the Ryders and within three minutes of setting off, I remembered why I hate kick wax so much. Regardless, I persevered as I wanted to see what these boots felt like. In one word... Brilliant. I had complete control over the 78mm under foot skis, and on the couple of spots where I was able to pick up some speed, the turns felt natural and easy.

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I need to spend some more time on them, and I'm planning on converting my Madshus Annums from SNS-BC over to 3 pin to lay down some more mileage and clean up my turns. Next year, if I decide to replace my ailing BC70's, I might try to get these boots in NNN-BC for my skinny setup and pair them up with E99s. That might be entertaining.
Far less perfect than Zim.
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Re: Crispi Svartisen 75mm

Postby MikeK » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:12 pm

Excellent!

Glad to see someone else giving these boots some love.

I have both the NNN-BC and 75mm version. You won't be disappointed with the NNN-BC boot. It's actually more capable than the 75mm - it has a REALLY stiff sole. The upper is exactly the same - last might be a tiny bit different, but I'd guess, if anything, it's a hair wider in the toe box.

I actually splurged recently and bought some special paste from Crispi for these suckers. No idea how it will do in the long term, but it is a water based cream developed for their hunting boots. Figure at least they know their own leather.
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Re: Crispi Svartisen 75mm

Postby flyingcow » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:36 pm

MikeK wrote:Excellent!

Glad to see someone else giving these boots some love.

I have both the NNN-BC and 75mm version. You won't be disappointed with the NNN-BC boot. It's actually more capable than the 75mm - it has a REALLY stiff sole. The upper is exactly the same - last might be a tiny bit different, but I'd guess, if anything, it's a hair wider in the toe box.

I actually splurged recently and bought some special paste from Crispi for these suckers. No idea how it will do in the long term, but it is a water based cream developed for their hunting boots. Figure at least they know their own leather.


Did you get the BC from Pyrenees? How did that go?
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Re: Crispi Svartisen 75mm

Postby MikeK » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:53 pm

I bought my BC from Aventure Nordique. I also bought my wife a 75mm pair from there too. I would have bought hers from Teledown, but they were out of stock for the year.

I bought my original 75mm (first pair) from Teledown.

The overseas thing was quite fine actually. My first pair sat at the post office for a long while because the delivery slip fell into a crack in my mail slot. I wound up calling them in France and trying to speak very poor French to the poor girl on the phone, who was only slightly better at English than I am at French.

Once she confirmed it was sitting at the post office no more than 1/4 mile from my house, all was well. :D
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