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difdclimber


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1. How many of you have Scarpa shoes? hows the fit?
2. Do any of you wrap your fingers? What parts?


mushroomsamba


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1. not I

2. when my calluses start to break or I cut myself and want to keep climbing


joshj


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4 questions... Tongue

1) neither do I

2) cuts, calluses, jammed fingers, pulls, or if the type of rock will slice me in no time... taped the last couple days in JT (although, that's because I was already cut-up)


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1. No
2. Only in desperate situations if my tips wear through. But most of the time just take rest days until they heal.


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1. I had a pair of scarpas in 2001. They blew out in less than 3 months.

2. I tape my right ring finger fairly often, but only because I broke it once and never went to the doctor. For whatever reason taping helps it from hurting too much.


miademus


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1. no

2. i tape when got cut,razorr stones,when it hurts even hanging on a jug, i rarely tape my tips....most likely my index/middle and ring finger..
never tape on the ankles.


coastal_climber


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I do, you have to heat the shoes and mold them to your feet for the best fit. However, they are very supportive.

I tape my fingers, its a personal preference, I find that it increases the number of crimping climbs that I can do.

>Cam


Partner drrock


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difdclimber wrote:
1. How many of you have Scarpa shoes? hows the fit?
2. Do any of you wrap your fingers? What parts?

1. Yes. You have to get them pretty tight to be any good. Tight=painful. Can't wear them more than about 1-2 hours. I wear them because I bought 3 pairs of them when they were $29 online. I'm on the second pair. The soles last pretty long time, for me. No real complaints but they are not an all day shoe. I have fairly narrow feet so not many shoes fit all that well, and these fit pretty good. However, I much prefer the Mythos which is an all day shoe.

2. Not any more. I have in the past when I blew out an A2 pulley.


shaggyj


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#1 No.
#2 No.


Gmburns2000


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1 - had a pair of Scarpa Helix a while back and loved them. They lasted about two years of moderate climbing. I'm bummed you can't find them in stores in the US (at least not on the East Coast). I was in Germany this summer too and went on a mad dash of outdoor shops in search of the damn things and couldn't find them there either. I know you can buy them on-line, but I want to try them first. That's just me.

2 - forgot the question. should have quoted - Unsure


shimanilami


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1. I have a pair of Marathons. They rock.

2. I once tried to tape a finger to blunt the pain from a heinous fingerlock on a crack I was working, but I couldn't figure out how to get the tape to stay in place. So I said "fuck it", pounded some whiskey, grew some balls and ... I still haven't cracked it, yet.


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