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16/10/2016 8:11 am  

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16/10/2016 8:16 am  

I've worn the Lashed for at least the past five seasons.  Out of the box, they are a perfect medium flex- breaking in to a comfortable soft/medium flex which I love for riding park.  The problem is, at least for me, that soft/medium flex only seems to hold up for 30 or so days before the boot gets a bit mushy.

Enter: Tm Two.  Out of the box the boots are way too stiff for me (I've tried them on, but haven't worn them for any length of time).  I assume that they break in to a medium/stiff or solid medium?  Can any one confirm?  I'm looking for greater longevity out of the boot- but fear that the Tm Two, even after it breaks in, might be too stiff (for me).  Thoughts/experiences appreciated.


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16/10/2016 10:55 am  

I've got the TM Twos. They were super stiff at first but they began to break in to a nice medium-stiff nearing season's end last year. I think this season they'll get there (mid-stiff) and be real nice.

If they don't or do and don't hold that level of stiffness probably going to give Vans Infuse a shot.

just snagged a Sesh jacket and pair of Engler pants on a real solid deal recently. It feels like quality stuff trying on around my house. Hoping it's just as good on snow in terms of warmth.

 

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16/10/2016 11:00 am  

[quote quote=2655]I’ve got the TM Twos. They were super stiff at first but they began to break in to a nice medium-stiff nearing season’s end last year. I think this season they’ll get there (mid-stiff) and be real nice. [/quote]

Thx.  Sounds like there is truth to my fear; If the Tm Two takes a full season to break in to a medium/stiff, they probably will not get as soft as I would like them to.


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18/10/2016 3:34 am  

You can also put your old Lashed liners in the TM2 shells. This will make them a bit softer at the beginning, then once the TM2 shells soften a bit, bring in the TM2 liner.

 

But... that ^ would only be band-aiding the fact that TM2 are a bit stiffer than what you're looking for. Maybe Burton Imperial is a better match?

 

 


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18/10/2016 3:46 am  

[quote quote=2706]You can also put your old Lashed liners in the TM2 shells. This will make them a bit softer at the beginning, then once the TM2 shells soften a bit, bring in the TM2 liner. But… that ^ would only be band-aiding the fact that TM2 are a bit stiffer than what you’re looking for.  [/quote]

Ooh.  I like this idea.  Thanks for thinking outside of the box...


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18/10/2016 3:49 am  

I love 32 boots. I've had TM2, Focus Boa and just got Primes.

 

Lots of hard plastic on the high-wear areas... which is great because my boots stay looking almost like new after more than a couple of seasons. Many people get their boots worn/shredded/frayed etc by the bindings.... not 32.

 

The Focus Boa is very stiff... about 9/10, but it barely softens. And they are heavy. Really big footprint. These will retain stiffness for a long time. It's a power house.

I also dont think you could fit these with Union straps... or if you are size US9.5+... these will not fit in M bindings as they are biiig.

TM2 is definitely softer... maybe 8/10 and goes to 7/10 or so after 30+days. Depending on your weight... if you're a heavy guy or do a lot of walking/hiking in them they'll soften up a bit sooner.

Prime are somewhere in between... not as stiff as Focus Boa. But definitely stiffer than TM2. Also has a few design features... like the plastic wrap cages around the foot and calves (which add and retain stiffness), rubber backstay, and a really grippy sole; and even then.... the footprint is smaller than my (older TM2). The foam soles in TM2 are very light but dammmnn slippery.

My favourite is the Prime. Stiff and super comfortable. Laces. Stiff. Grippy sole. Great construction.....

But TM2 is a VERY versatile and great all around boot if you like a mildly powerful boot.

 

 


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18/10/2016 3:54 am  

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You can also put your old Lashed liners in the TM2 shells. This will make them a bit softer at the beginning, then once the TM2 shells soften a bit, bring in the TM2 liner. But… that ^ would only be band-aiding the fact that TM2 are a bit stiffer than what you’re looking for.

Ooh. I like this idea. Thanks for thinking outside of the box… [/quote]

Yeah. Personally, I'd recommend the TM2 for sure. It's such a great boot. A bit stiffer than you're looking for... but it's not overwhelmingly stiff. Also, it's normal laces so a lot is down to how much you tighten it.

 

In my opinion the best thing about the TM2 (and 32 boots in general) is that they all have articulated cuffs and lots of hard plastic/materials in the high wear areas.... like backstay, heel, hard toe etc... so they last a long time without crumbling on you.

 

The foam TM2 sole doesn't grip much and it will not last as long as rubber ones. But it's ok, just beware if you walk lots in icy parking lots.

 


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18/10/2016 4:52 am  

[quote quote=2648]I’ve worn the Lashed for at least the past five seasons. Out of the box, they are a perfect medium flex- breaking in to a comfortable soft/medium flex which I love for riding park. The problem is, at least for me, that soft/medium flex only seems to hold up for 30 or so days before the boot gets a bit mushy. Enter: Tm Two. Out of the box the boots are way too stiff for me (I’ve tried them on, but haven’t worn them for any length of time). I assume that they break in to a medium/stiff or solid medium? Can any one confirm? I’m looking for greater longevity out of the boot- but fear that the Tm Two, even after it breaks in, might be too stiff (for me). Thoughts/experiences appreciated. [/quote]

 

I'm in the same boat as you..... pretty much my exact thoughts on the Lashed. I just bought a pair of TM Two's. So far from the few times I have worn them around the house I can definitely tell they will be stiff at first. I do plan on heat molding the liners (more for comfort than anything else).

I'm not that nervous about the stiffness though since my favorite pair of boots I have owned were Burton Sabbaths (2 pairs, the last 2 years they were made), and those were relatively stiff. The articulating cuff should definitely help add some flex where it's needed.


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18/10/2016 6:02 am  

All this talk of tm twos makes me want to say fuck nike and hope on board


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18/10/2016 6:08 am  

@F1EA is spot on, 7/10 describes the TM-Two pretty well after it's broken in. I would say that's about where my boot is now. Hoping I can get it to soften a tad more but ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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18/10/2016 6:11 am  

[quote quote=2708]Depending on your weight… if you’re a heavy guy or do a lot of walking/hiking in them they’ll soften up a bit sooner. [/quote]

Definitely not a heavy guy.  I weigh 150 lbs.  I do, however, hike rails a couple of times per week.

I would like to try the Tm Two's.  The reality is I can probably only find out if a fully broken in Tm Two is soft enough for my preferences is to buy them and ride them.  Spending $310 in order to find out makes me want to barf.


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18/10/2016 6:30 am  

[quote quote=2716]

Depending on your weight… if you’re a heavy guy or do a lot of walking/hiking in them they’ll soften up a bit sooner.

Definitely not a heavy guy. I weigh 150 lbs. I do, however, hike rails a couple of times per week. I would like to try the Tm Two’s. The reality is I can probably only find out if a fully broken in Tm Two is soft enough for my preferences is to buy them and ride them. Spending $310 in order to find out makes me want to barf. [/quote]

What size boot are you? I've seen sales for lingering gear from last season with TM-Twos advertised.

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18/10/2016 6:31 am  

What size are you? Some places have last years for cheaper still


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18/10/2016 6:31 am  

[quote quote=2717]

Depending on your weight… if you’re a heavy guy or do a lot of walking/hiking in them they’ll soften up a bit sooner.

Definitely not a heavy guy. I weigh 150 lbs. I do, however, hike rails a couple of times per week. I would like to try the Tm Two’s. The reality is I can probably only find out if a fully broken in Tm Two is soft enough for my preferences is to buy them and ride them. Spending $310 in order to find out makes me want to barf.

What size boot are you? I’ve seen sales for lingering gear from last season with TM-Twos advertised. [/quote]

Most shoes, 10 or 10.5.  Thirtytwo boots, 11.  Thanks for all the input/insight dudes.


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