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Author Topic: Tc Pro or Mythos..  (Read 3620 times)

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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2012, 10:07:18 AM »

I know Grammy likes Scarpa shoes!

Yah buddy!
Good call on the mythos bro...you would have been unhappy with the TC cheapos...I mean pros. Overpriced, over rated and the rubber sucks...both soles and rand ( which continues to pull away from the shoe).  ???
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2012, 11:19:27 AM »

Grammy, I did have the TCPros and returned them for all the reasons you stated. Now I have $40 to spend at EMS.
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2012, 12:02:49 PM »

Grammy, I did have the TCPros and returned them for all the reasons you stated. Now I have $40 to spend at EMS.

Sweet!!!!  :D
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2012, 04:49:41 PM »

Grammy, I gotta say that I found the TCPros just fine and sticky on everything on Found Ledge in July, as well as on Rapid Transit, Interloper (P1) in September and Can You Believe It, with Smear, 2 weeks ago. I know what you mean about rand delamination (I've seen a bit  :( ) but I find the soles plenty sticky for my ability level. 8) I haven't notice much stretch but I didn't buy them really tight in the first place--my old dogs don't like really tight shoes!
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2012, 08:36:00 PM »

...you would have been unhappy with the TC cheapos...I mean pros. Overpriced, over rated and the rubber sucks...both soles and rand ( which continues to pull away from the shoe).

I think that the rubber is plenty sticky. I've done lots of thin face and hard slabby stuff this past year and felt it was excellent. the delam is starting to happen, but it's not bad. they didn't stretch on me at all. I like 'em...
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2012, 10:32:25 AM »

Glad you guys have found the rubber to be good Jeff and Al. I have to respectfully disagree with you. you both climbed with the Tradmasters in the past so perhaps there is not much difference there in the feel of the rubber and fit? I have climbed primarily on C4 or XSgrip and find it to be a much stickier and confidence inspiring purchase. Some people really like the shoes...I simply am not one of them.  ;) they are good crack shoes, are comfortable and seem to breathe pretty well. The tongue design sucks, rands are too thin and bonded poorly and the craftsmanship is terrible for a $180 shoe IMO.

To each his/her own   :)
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2012, 10:58:10 AM »

For rubber, XS Grip 2 rules but I do not know if it is durable or not.
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2012, 11:14:37 AM »

For rubber, XS Grip 2 rules but I do not know if it is durable or not.

so far so good on my Instincts...a FULL season under them and very little signs of wear. They are well made shoes.  ;) I would imagine that the xs edge (on TC pros, miuras and now Katanas) will last a bit longer as it is less sticky and a much harder rubber which is what enables them to hang on thin edges and gives the lateral/torsional support in cracks.

I still have my TC's but will only use them guiding on easy stuff and on some crack climbs where I find they really excel and are comfortable. I have had them out 4-5 times and they look like I have used them all season.
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2012, 03:25:07 PM »

you're right Grammy, I've climbed a lot in Tradmasters, and had them resoled with C4 (both pair); I find the new TC rubber just as good, maybe it's my extra bulk giving me more gription  ;D (or flexible ankles, or fit, or....) who knows-- that's how these companies  sell so many shoes.
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2012, 07:19:13 PM »

I just can't understand why their rands would delaminate. And to see that the tension strip ends just below it really pissed me off. 180$ for a shoe that overstretched with the before mentioned manufacturing problems, that is a rip off in my book. At least I know the mythos are good (wish they still made boreal vectors) and will probably stay with them.
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2012, 07:35:17 PM »

I find the new TC rubber just as good, maybe it's my extra bulk giving me more gription  ;D (or flexible ankles, or fit, or....) who knows-- that's how these companies  sell so many shoes.

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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2012, 07:36:13 PM »

(wish they still made boreal vectors) and will probably stay with them.

OMG...those were the BEST shoes ever!! Why did they ever stop making those???
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2012, 10:46:51 PM »

Some of us think the original Sportiva Megas were "da bomb"-- I wore out 2 pair, with 2 resoles each-- then the Synchros fit my feet great-- two pair of those--also discontinued--can anyone say "planned obsolescence"? :-\ 
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2012, 07:21:08 AM »

Some of us think the original Sportiva Megas were "da bomb"-- I wore out 2 pair, with 2 resoles each-- then the Synchros fit my feet great-- two pair of those--also discontinued--can anyone say "planned obsolescence"? :-\

I too loved the Megas....and the synchros were an unbelievable shoe. Actually, I think it was a pretty close race between the synchros and the Vectors. Two very different shoes and feel, but they performed equally well in all situations. Those Megas could edge on atomic particles...couldn't they? What an amazing face climbing shoe.
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Re: Tc Pro or Mythos..
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2012, 10:41:52 AM »

(wish they still made boreal vectors) and will probably stay with them.

OMG...those were the BEST shoes ever!! Why did they ever stop making those???
Vectors were second only to the great Mega (with new rubber of course).. Just superb shoes.
TC's $180 and delam issues ? Really that super sucks

Hard to find but i like the Red Chili's and even harder to find Acopa legend
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