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Why Scarpa Why???

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old_school:
Just read that the new Scarpa Instincts will now be equipped with shitty Vibram xs Edge rubber instead of the far stickier and superior xs grip 2. I have always wondered why companies f*ck with a good thing? Guess I will have to buy up some of the 2011-12 models with the xs grip 2 or go back to Five Ten. Its like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa...  >:(

sneoh:
Grammy -
http://www.backcountry.com/
has both Edge and Grip2 "equipped" Instincts and Vapors.

old_school:

--- Quote from: sneoh on January 08, 2013, 11:45:06 AM ---Grammy -
http://www.backcountry.com/
has both Edge and Grip2 "equipped" Instincts and Vapors.

--- End quote ---

Thanks man....I am buying another pair of 45's...the Mayans were right...<sigh>   ;)

strandman:
Scarpa used to have a REAL climber do  product developement- Jon Dunne. He really knew his shit. Similar was Acopa (Bachar)  now who knows .....

old_school:

--- Quote from: strandman on January 08, 2013, 11:54:55 AM ---Scarpa used to have a REAL climber do  product developement- Jon Dunne. He really knew his shit. Similar was Acopa (Bachar)  now who knows .....

--- End quote ---

Well they got Heinz Mariacher over from LaSportiva and he really knows his shit about shoes. I love the fit and feel of the Instincts and they are hands down the best shoes I have worn to date. The xs Grip 2 feels just as good as the onyxx does on my Galileos (not quite as sticky as C4). Now they are putting xs edge on that feels like balogna skins on fresh snow.  >:(

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