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GeckoBat


Dec 13, 2011, 6:33 PM
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I am currently using the Scarpa Force. My last pair of shoes, many years ago, were a pair of Boreal Vectors which I still have and managed to climb in this past weekend. My Vectors are obviously old but I love the way they edge in comparison to my Scarpa Force. I tried on a pair of Scarpa Feroce yesterday and really liked the way they felt but while looking on their website, found a description of the Vapors. Of these two shoes, which one would edge similar to my old Vectors?


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Dec 14, 2011, 12:48 AM
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To me to the Vapor looks like a more aggressive downtuned shoe designed to do all the climbing on the toe. While the Feroce looks like it may edge a little better. I have tried neither of these shoes so my opinion is next to useless.

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Dec 14, 2011, 8:10 AM
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Buy these: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/...F&colorFamily=01
Scarpa Techno

Use a coupon from here:
http://www.fatwallet.com/...rading-Post-coupons/

If you wait, you can usually get better coupons that include 20-30% off and free shipping, but don't wait on shoes or else your size will sell out.

These have great reviews and are supposed to edge well. I've got a pair coming in the mail (coupon that expired 12/12 was good for 40% off & $2.50 shipping = $50/pair!)


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I don't know anything about these shoes either but since that didn't stop anyone else from commenting, here's my two cents.

I think the Feroce will edge better, you should spend your money on those.

But fit them first. The Feroce's have a seriously low profile toe and can be exceptionally uncomfortable.


GeckoBat


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When you say, "they may edge better", what is it that you notice about the shoe that helps you reach this conclusion? How should I look at the shoes so that I get a better "read" on the different models available?


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Stiff = better edging

I read what sounded like good reviews so I thought I'd order the technos for a deal. Reviews:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...Rock_Shoes_4463.html
http://www.mountainproject.com/...rpa-techno/106891125
http://www.mountainproject.com/...no-stretch/106862161
http://www.mountainproject.com/...vs-technos/107082265


GeckoBat


Dec 14, 2011, 7:32 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I should add that after wearing the Velcro shod Force, I'm partial to hook & loop fasteners. No more laces for me.


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GeckoBat wrote:
When you say, "they may edge better", what is it that you notice about the shoe that helps you reach this conclusion? How should I look at the shoes so that I get a better "read" on the different models available?

I demoed them about two years or more ago.

Also, here is a quote from a 2008 Climbing review: "The Heinz Mariacher-designed Feroce is an excellent edging and jamming shoe, due to its stiff midsole and three Velcro straps, which offer near lace-up-quality tightening. "


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I tried both and purchased the Feroces. They felt stiffer for edging. I spent a considerable amount of time going back and forth on the climbing wall and noticed the subtle differences that allowed me to make the right decision for me. The Vapor V's felt like the shoe I'd want after I gained more experience and strength in my feet. I don't think at my level, I can take full advantage of their features but I can certainly see myself revisiting them in the distant future. Thanks for your help.


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I hope they work out well for you.


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