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15/05/2019 8:25 am  

I recall early boots had some hard plastic components, but I guess I dismissed them as not really in the same realm as these.

 

Odd to me that there's more demand (?) for a carving hybrid than a BC hybrid.

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15/05/2019 8:56 am  

I highly doubt that there is more demand. But this had to be a fairly easier and cheaper project to do for them. They just combined the lowers of their existing hardboots with their softboot uppers. Guessing they didn't even need new molds for the lower part.

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15/05/2019 2:28 pm  

Kind of speechless with that Deeluxe boot. Can't see any point in it. But maybe its the ol' "if you find a product stupid, you are not the target audience"


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15/05/2019 2:52 pm  

That Deluxe boot looks like it would be fun to try. I read somebody say that they felt that full hard boots was too much response, so maybe that boot would reduce the responsiveness just enough. 

Could feel weird once the upper softens up though. 


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15/05/2019 3:29 pm  
Posted by: 89c51

Kind of speechless with that Deeluxe boot. Can't see any point in it. But maybe its the ol' "if you find a product stupid, you are not the target audience"

Comfort, softer medial and lateral  flex allowing the use of lower binding angles than with regular hardboots, direct connection and responsiveness of the plastic lowers and plate bindings, and probably compatible with Intec heels for real step-in use without the need to bend over to get in or out of the bindings.

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28/05/2019 5:40 pm  

Incredible day in LCC...still so much snow.


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10/06/2019 1:39 pm  

Made it from Paradise lot to Camp Muir yesterday on the Venture Paragon split. Beautiful day and snow up top was quite nice, not much suncups or runnels. Got a bit sticky lower down even with the fresh wax.

Much less coverage than last year around this time, soon will be a bit of a hike to get to snow from the lot and I find it very hard to convince myself when I can't skin up from the car...


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15/07/2019 8:40 pm  

Has anyone else had issues with Union Expedition FC heel ladders? Took mine out touring yesterday and they constantly fall down/collapse!


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16/07/2019 12:48 am  

Ladders can only “fall” when not strapped around your boot, in which case it doesn’t matter anyway, so I might not be understanding the issue?

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17/07/2019 2:30 pm  

I think Uncle Tony means the heel lifters. Maybe you didn't deploy the lifters correctly all the way, then what you say makes sense. No personal experience w/ this particular split binding, just heard complaints about difficulty to set up / too much play in the interface & obsolete pin concept. Consensus seemed to be it's not a mature product, can improve in the future.


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17/07/2019 5:48 pm  

Ah, yes. Should have figured that’s what he meant.


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17/07/2019 9:02 pm  

Yeah my bad, I was still cooked from being out all day.

The design kinda seems flawed, they rotate down perpendicular to the board with no locking detent/clip. Any time you step and your heel comes down with snow on the topsheet they catch and collapse. 

 

Only thing I can think off would be to tighten the shit out of the screws that attach the heel lift to the baseplate so there's less chance they can swivel away from 90 degrees and collapse.


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29/07/2019 10:38 pm  

So I've been eyeing a splitboard- particularly the Rome pow division MT Split 156..

I've never owned or been splitting before, Just snowshoes! The only thing is I need to sell a board to get one. Thinking of unloading the Bataleon Surfer to get a split.. Thoughts? 🧐 

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30/07/2019 2:03 pm  

If you like hiking to ride, you’ll most likely love splitting. The up process is vastly better. For me, I’m casual, it just replaces pre & post season hiking, and makes it easier to be motivated to go, since the uphill is more enjoyable, quicker, and easier.

really hyped to start riding the squash 63 split.


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09/08/2019 1:38 pm  

@Shredder: I do like splitting for sure but I've heard such great things about the B Surfer so maybe try splitting before selling it!

If you are in the Seattle area, I can lend you one of my splits and we can do a bit of a tour.If you're somewhere else - ask a friend or demo / rent one


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