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Dec 10, 2012
hey,
so if anyone knows-what would be better for split boarding? I hate skinning and climbing technical (or even slogs) in snowboarding boots. At times I've carried a snowboarding boot and a mountain boot which I don't want to do again. I plan on putting some intuition liners in the boots regardless for more support.

and what really is the difference between the boots-is the only difference the lace system on the spantik? which is lower volume?

If any one knows-thatd be awesome.

Thanks
akafaultline
Joined Nov 27, 2007
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Dec 10, 2012
Spantik is a more aggressive boot overall. It is lower volume, and the toe is slightly more agressive. The spantik was built for high altitude technical climbing, where the baruntse was built for high altitude slogging. Both can do either. The liners are over all very similar. If you have a low volume foot, get a spantik, if you have a high volume foot get a baruntse. Overall the warmth is fairly similar. The Spantik is rated slightly warmer because it has an more EVA foam, which has insulation properties. If you will be out all day in really cold temps, throw an intuition liner in whatever boot you will get and you will be psyched. Hope this helps!

Stephen
Stephen Nance
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 29, 2006
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Dec 11, 2012
Cham '11
Similar thread, different day.
Read back to front for the best effect.

summitpost.org/phpBB3/spantik-...

"spantik was built for high altitude technical climbing, where the baruntse was built for high altitude slogging."

Pure fiction by most accounts other than La Sportiva USA marketing.

The Spantik is stiffer in the ankle though and does make a better ski boot.
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