Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Stinger
Manufacturer Boreal
Page By Nikolas_A
Page Type Dec 30, 2003 / Dec 30, 2003
Object ID 948
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An advanced shoe for extreme free climbing, the Stinger has many features found on no other shoe today. Excellent sensitivity combined with technical edging power make this the shoe of choice for the most difficult free routes and boulder problems in existence.

Weight - 430 gr pair. Size 6.

Uppers - Low top / External nylon band lacing support system / Split-hide leather

Lining - none

Midsole - Prosthetic toe crest.

Sole - Fusion-3 / Thickness: 4-4.6 mm depending on size.


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Nikolas_A - Dec 30, 2003 4:36 am - Voted 4/5

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I didn't believe that changing shoes could boost my performance so much. The day I tried them on I could climb one whole grade better (in UIAA grades, which is about two in YDS). They perform great in every aspect, edging, smearing, whatever (at least on limestone which is 95% of Greek climbing).

However performance comes with a price. I have to remove them at the belays (undoing the laces is not enough). There might by a fitting issue depending on your foot shape (the size that was comfortable to the toes was wide at the heel).

So, if you want to push your sport climbing limits, it's a strong cantidate. However if you climb multi-pitch routes you should consider something more comfortable.

nurettin - Jun 10, 2004 11:01 am - Voted 5/5

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Stinger is not so comfy but sensitive and precise.

Its assymetric shape helps about every kind of use with Fusion sole.

Altough it is not so good for every kind of foot once you feel the sensitivity it is very difficult to change your choice. It performs very well on every type of rock and move.

Good one for sport performance.

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