• I first had TLT5 27.0 which were right on the limit of being too small. Occasionally beyond it. After a few years I switched to 28.5 TLT6 that were too large, but then I replaced the stock CL (thin not-mouldable) liners with Pro Tour 28.0 in Medium Volume and it’s been perfect for me. They mould well, have nice flex touring and are not very…[Read more]

  • That’s exactly what I imagined when I heard Spark are making a tech toe! Super simple, barely any moving parts, light. Not that dynafit clone with zero splitboard practicality they gave us.
    But the pricing on the Voile pieces is absolutely retarded! $200 for a pair of brackets and climbing wires?? Fcuk no!

  • Can’t find the exact sizes for the original Summit split, but I think it was not particularly wide – 254mm waist goes around in my head, which is close to my other boards.
    For traverses the big taper was one issue, then the fact that the OG CRC had a very pronounced rocker, so edge hold was lacking and the board had a tendency to pivot around the…[Read more]

  • My first split was CRC shaped NS – The Summit Split and IMHO this is the worst split shape. Comparing it to my later splits, on steeper ascents it was holding slightly less. Not by much, but noticeable.
    Traverses are where it was particularly bad, especially with soft boots.

    My later splits have been flat (Venture) and camber between bindings…[Read more]

  • I have had only splits since 2012 and I am riding solids only occasionally. Honestly, I don’t feel much, if any, difference.
    I am using Phantoms and they hold the board much stiffer than puck based bindings, which might be a factor too.

  • I hate the G3 glue. Also the High traction has a rather mediocre hold, considering the reduction of glide it has.
    My previous BD Ascension had similar amounts of glide, but could hold much more reliably.

  • Stellar job!

    I broke a Rossi XV in a similar way after hitting the pointy tip of a rock buried into the snow at full speed.
    The initial impact broke one board half in two and then proceeded to dig a groove all the way through the fiberglass:

    It broke the core and then broke the topsheet:

    All in all it was a huge impact. I was carrying an…[Read more]

  • Stellar job!

    I broke a Rossi XV in a similar way after hitting the pointy tip of a rock buried into the snow at full speed.
    The initial impact broke one board half in two and then proceeded to dig a groove all the way through the fiberglass:

    It broke the core and then broke the topsheet:

    All in all it was a huge impact. I was carrying an…[Read more]

  • This season has been pretty horrible for the French Alps, but it has been an absolute blast for Eastern Europe.
    It has been -15C for the past week or so down to almost sea level on the Balkans with ~1.5m of snow in the mountains on top of the decent base we already had. So no shortage of epic pics

    Hardboot airs with style

  • moridinbg replied to the topic Arc'teryx Proclines in the forum Boots 3 years, 2 months ago

    I tested the non-carbon version in a shop. This is a super sweet boot, but I am concerned that there is very little lateral flex. It’s decidedly less than the TLT5. Forward flex is less as well, but it’s not too bad..
    The vertical carbon piece that articulates on the ankle from that pic is what gives the boot all it’s lateral rigidity. It’s…[Read more]

  • You also need some lateral flex. Ski boots are usually designed with minimum lateral flex. Actually, that’s what most mods are for.
    I have been perfectly happy with my unmoded TLT5s for the past 4 years, so this is not something that you absolutely have to do.

    I have only briefly seen the Atomics in a shop, but judging by this picture -…[Read more]

  • Carbon hardboots are super stiff. Carbon is not very flexible.
    In general you want a flexible ski touring boot for splitboarding, because even the softest (here we are talking about proper ski boot. I can imagine that there are ski running boots as flexible as a pair of sneakers out there) boots are very stiff compared to pretty much all…[Read more]

  • Carbon hardboots are super stiff. Carbon is not very flexible.
    In general you want a flexible ski touring boot for splitboarding, because even the softest (here we are talking about proper ski boot. I can imagine that there are ski running boots as flexible as a pair of sneakers out there) boots are very stiff compared to pretty much all…[Read more]

  • Carbon hardboots are super stiff. Carbon is not very flexible.
    In general you want a flexible ski touring boot for splitboarding, because even the softest (here we are talking about proper ski boot. I can imagine that there are ski running boots as flexible as a pair of sneakers out there) boots are very stiff compared to pretty much all…[Read more]

  • Carbon hardboots are super stiff. Carbon is not very flexible.
    In general you want a flexible ski touring boot for splitboarding, because even the softest (here we are talking about proper ski boot. I can imagine that there are ski running boots as flexible as a pair of sneakers out there) boots are very stiff compared to pretty much all…[Read more]

  • Carbon hardboots are super stiff. Carbon is not very flexible.
    In general you want a flexible ski touring boot for splitboarding, because even the softest (here we are talking about proper ski boot. I can imagine that there are ski running boots as flexible as a pair of sneakers out there) boots are very stiff compared to pretty much all…[Read more]

  • Carbon hardboots are super stiff. Carbon is not very flexible.
    In general you want a flexible ski touring boot for splitboarding, because even the softest (here we are talking about proper ski boot. I can imagine that there are ski running boots as flexible as a pair of sneakers out there) boots are very stiff compared to pretty much all…[Read more]

  • Note that price & weight are for one!

    Please note these are sold individually so consider buying two if you have a pair of skis that need fixin’

    I got overly excited about the carbon pieces for a second…

  • Note that price & weight is for one!

    Please note these are sold individually so consider buying two if you have a pair of skis that need fixin’

    I got overly excited about the carbon pieces for a second…

  • Day 17 of riding and my XV is completely disintegrating. 7 (!) cores hots and one half seems to have snapped right under the front binding. Never Rossignol again!!!

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