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Nice, burton x metallica x miss sixty


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Yea, not feeling the denim wrapped high backs. Shits pretty cringe. SK graphics are great for all the Metallica fan boys out there. Felt the same way about the Tupac and Greatful Dead stuff too. 


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these Burton collabs keep getting closer and closer to some Spuds MacKenzie promo board that would be hanging in some knock-off Señor Frog's in the wayyy lower village of Mont Tremblant where 18yo Americans go to get hammered on Molson Export during College Week 

 

... I know from experience

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Those highbacks are terrible.  People will buy them though, I'm sure.


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These B colabs have long been equivalent of remaking popular movies, not to make a better one, but just because they know it'll sell a certain amount. Metallica will take that licensing money fo sho. They need it because... napster.


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Gotta get whats available sometimes. I'll check into those.


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I just don't get step-ons

 

Anyone tried them out?


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Posted by: @burkhart

I just don't get step-ons

 

Anyone tried them out?

Well, 3 cleats instead of 2 straps, a little more toeside and sideways response. The boots that are out there yet don't fit me, so I can't use it in the long run. Didn't see it being a whole lot easier at first, but I guess if you have trouble reaching down to your feet, you get away with 2s instead of 10s.


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Posted by: @burkhart

I just don't get step-ons

 

Anyone tried them out?

Personally no, but I’ve asked a couple ski patrol at my local about them that ride them and they love them. Both mostly just hitting on the ease of use and how locked in they still feel. I think it’s just the evolution of the rear-entry step-in bindings. I doubt many people bought them as some kind of nostalgia for the old-style of clickers because those were miserable death traps. 


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Posted by: @burkhart

I just don't get step-ons

 

Anyone tried them out?

I know a few instructors that had them on their teaching boards, they are in and out of their bindings a lot when giving lessons so makes sense why they love the convenience of them over straps, they all ended up going step-ons on their regular boards too

I demo'd a pair 2 seasons ago and it was okay, I didn't feel like the ride feel was compromised - I'm just not overall bothered by straps to justify investing in an entire binding/boot system. I splitboard a ton too, so I like being able to use my boots (Adidas Tactical ADVs) on both


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I demoed them for a day in year one. The year one Photons were waaaaaay too narrow for me (Burtons usually fit me ok, but the Photons were way too tight at the bunion zone because of the hard plastic of the cleats). But they felt ok on the mountain. Different ride... less lateral play, but a different kind of response driving into toeside turns. Toeside response no longer came from pushing into the strap, but by pulling up on the highback cleat. I thought it was a neat interesting feeling, but I'd need to run it for multiple days to really figure out if it's for me.

I foresee Step Ons in my future. Someday in a 4-6 year time horizon I'm probably going to be jumping in and out of my board to teach kids. I don't mind strapping in and out at the top of runs, but I haaaate undoing and re-doing both bindings. And maybe since I'm good now anyway, I start hike-sessioning features because it's a little less painful.

I might have bought in already if the older boots were not so obviously bad for my feet. I tried on some Photon Wides this year and they fit me pretty great. If they make an Ion Wide, I'm probably in.

Another nice bonus is run-to-run consistency. One of the annoying things about strap bindings is sometimes my boot doesn't fully settle in up top when I ratchet up. I try to pop a quick ollie at the top of runs to settle out the boot and then get those last clicks on the rear foot, but occasional I forget to misread the situation. I've had a few situations where I feel like I'm out of control the first part of a run, reach down to my ratchet, and realized I had a couple clicks left. 


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cringe.

Danny made some story posts calling him out over the weekend


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Loool the comments


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what a kook


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Pat rides the Teep Kicker from Unburto. So what? 


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