I like soft bellows and big cuffs, My old favorites were Crispi XRs. The big yellow boot that flexed like leather. These sounded like they were going to be perfect for me and I liked them out of the box. Nice fit with the best liners on the market, lots of room in the toe box, easy to get in and out of and comfy to walk in.
All aspect of performance were good but the bellow is just to soft for East coast hard pack. I might have enjoyed them back West but out here I need something that pushes back more. To bad the comp doesn't have touring features or I might have tried that. Maybe next year.
I think most boot are coming to a norm; that is Scarpa's are not that wide anymore. This is not as narrow as the old Crispi with the wrap around instep. Also the baffle is super stiff, not flexible like the old ones. I've had this boot for 2 years and it's the stiffest boot I've ever had. Stiffer than a T1 but I don't know if it's a stiff as a T-Race. Not good for touring in general; to stiff, hard to walk in, but if your looking for maximum downhill performance it' s probable better for touring than the T-Race.
Thanks for your help. Let me try this again. Which has the softer bellow; the Prophet or the Terminator? Are ether Scarpa or Garmont know to run bigger or smaller than their stated size?
Terminator pro or Garmont prophet? I'm looking for a new boot for my bishop bombers. I used to ski the 8 year old Crispi XR 4 buckles with a super soft bellow. Now I have the newer Crispi XR 4 buckle from 2 years ago made with carbon fiber and all that crap. It's stiffer than a t-race and I hate it. I love a stiff big cuff to stand me up landing jumps big a nice soft bellow for that smooth tele-feel. I wear 28.5 in Crispi. Whats that in Scarpa and Garmont?