Thanks very for this update. I got a chance to try these locally. The 28.5 fits almost exactly like the 28.5 TLT5. It's a fabulous boot for those of us with narrow feet. A deal breaker for me though: the lower buckle is really badly positioned, and opens very easily when banged into. This is going to be an issue for walking in rocky terrain, or on crusty snow when bootpacking. I think I'll wait for the next iteration where hopefully the place the buckle more like on the Procline. Meanwhile, I manag...
Do you guys think it would be possible to remove cable that connects the walk lever to the upper buckle, and still leave the boot capable? Or, barring that, is it possible to have the upper cuff reasonably tight, while still having the ski in walk mode?
Tried these on at my local shop, but I'm uncomfortable with their advice -- as always, shop is pushing me to get a "performance fit" -- but I want these for long distance tours, not races. I am wondering about getting a pair of these, and sizing up 1/2 size (28 shell is about right, but slightly too small; 29 shell is about right but slightly too big). Then putting in the Proflex G liner, size 28.5. Would that work ok? Would the liner be too high? Is this just a bad idea since I'd lose things like t...
I love these skis, but I also think it's important to recognize that the skinny rando-race ski is a rather specialized tool. I was perhaps a bit swayed by folks like Andy Sherpa, who do some pretty amazing skiing with rands-weight skis (e.g. http://slcsherpa.blogspot.com/2017/05/liberty-ridge-speed-attempt-707-car-to.html). For my part, have found myself missing a somewhat wider ski (like 78 at least) whenever I ski them. It's just more fun and I guess worth the few extra hundred g on the way up. The l...
Oh, cool! So I don't have to buy the brakeless version + brake. Does the with-brakes version also come with the rather nice leash, which doubles as a heel-gap checker?