I have to agree with Ian. I've used the GSB system on the Scarpa Mirage boots for the last couple of winters now, and I have been rather impressed. Never had a problem with the wee hole getting bunged, but have found that they are very quick to fit. I was intially a bit sceptical when I first used hem, and was wary of the potential stress areas at the front of the boot, but a bit of use put my mind at ease. Also found the fit to be secure and positive and more than capable of a bit of frontpointing on ice.
Was disappointed to find that the system is being discontinued, especially with the softer rubber at the front of the Mirage sole wearing more quickly than expected. But they can be resoled, and I expect a few more seasons out of them yet. Glad to read the section in Ian's post about the metal bail. I may invest in this to extend the use of these crampons. Although in saying that, I do also have the G10s and G14s (bit of a Grivel fan when it comes to spikes).
Any ideas if any suppliers in the North West are stocking the metal bails?
Posted: 19/01/2010 at 20:45