Has anyone had problems fitting G14's to La Sportiva Spantiks? I find that because of the upward curve of the boot there's a gap of a few mm between the sole and the front of the crampon. The fit is tight everywhere else. I've never encountered this with any of my boots and crampons before so was just wondering if this would be a problem??Thanks.
I have the G-14's and the Spantiks and I have never lost a 'pon or had any problems. I have climbed a fair amount of ice and slogged more than I care. BTW, I assume you are referring to part where the wire bail seats up against the plastic ledge below the rand.
I had a similar problem with Baruntse's and G12's. Try going one hole smaller on the G12's and then just push HARD. That worked for me. I also adjusted the width of the front binding on the G12 a bit with one of these
Grivel sells an extender bar for both G12's/G14's, though I picked up the New-matic (plastic toe bail) and am trying to convert to the wire bail without having to buy a new pair (looks easy enough but Grivel won't sell the replacement wire bail so I can mod them...) They worked fine with LaSportiva Nepal Evo's, but need the added security for use with overboots. Sold the Evo's & am looking at Baruntse's or Spatniks.
Anyone have any luck with overboots and G14 New-matic style?