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  • #577215
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts
    #658590
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    I was hand flexing these today, and they seem very similar to the TLT5. They have the same method of ski/walk mode, with a slot that can be filed down for more forward lean. (also have different plates for purchase). The guy at neptunes said they skied a little softer than the TLT5’s. It looks like the sole rocker is a little more pronounced as well.

    #658591
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    those look like they have a lot of potential! How was the weight?

    #658592
    vapor
    350 Posts

    The weight of these are simalar to tlt5s and are cheaper too. might be a new boot in town.

    #658593
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    But those are SKI boots. Why would you want SKI boots? 😉

    #658594
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @bgnight wrote:

    But those are SKI boots. Why would you want SKI boots? 😉

    Simple Brooks: because boots, and most bindings (hell, most boards as well), made for snowboarding suck 😉

    #658595
    JimmyC
    351 Posts

    Very cool—my wish list as just expanded.

    #658596
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    @bgnight wrote:

    But those are SKI boots. Why would you want SKI boots? 😉

    Simple Brooks: because boots, and most bindings (hell, most boards as well), made for snowboarding suck 😉

    I was not aware that I’ve been having so much fun the last 20 years on gear that sucked. So why don’t all you fruit booters just take up skiing since you’re all trying so hard to be one? That must mean you use ski boots in bounds too. If snowboard gear sucks so bad then why do 99.9% of resort riders not use ski equipment on their snowboards? Are they just misinformed?

    #658597
    JimmyC
    351 Posts

    I swing both ways–I love it both soft and hard.

    #658598
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @bgnight wrote:

    @barrows wrote:

    @bgnight wrote:

    But those are SKI boots. Why would you want SKI boots? 😉

    Simple Brooks: because boots, and most bindings (hell, most boards as well), made for snowboarding suck 😉

    I was not aware that I’ve been having so much fun the last 20 years on gear that sucked. So why don’t all you fruit booters just take up skiing since you’re all trying so hard to be one? That must mean you use ski boots in bounds too. If snowboard gear sucks so bad then why do 99.9% of resort riders not use ski equipment on their snowboards? Are they just misinformed?

    Heck, 90% of riders suck as well. I use AT boots for snowboarding because they work better, in every aspect, than snowboard boots. I come from vert skating background, and have no desire to ski at all (except split skiing when necessary).
    As far as other riders choices, I cannot be bothered to care what other riders do, I make my own choices.
    Since you, Brooks, do seem to care what others do, why not ask guys like Jim Zellers, Mark Hartley (karkis here), and Joey Vosburg why they choose to ride in AT boots: I think it is reasonable to assume that these riders probably have very good reasons for their gear choice, especially considering that setting up a good AT boot based system is neither easy or very affordable.

    #658599
    whistlermaverick
    312 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    those look like they have a lot of potential! How was the weight?

    exactly what I was thinking, look good

    @j.memay

    #658600
    russman
    689 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    @bgnight wrote:

    @barrows wrote:

    @bgnight wrote:

    But those are SKI boots. Why would you want SKI boots? 😉

    Simple Brooks: because boots, and most bindings (hell, most boards as well), made for snowboarding suck 😉

    I was not aware that I’ve been having so much fun the last 20 years on gear that sucked. So why don’t all you fruit booters just take up skiing since you’re all trying so hard to be one? That must mean you use ski boots in bounds too. If snowboard gear sucks so bad then why do 99.9% of resort riders not use ski equipment on their snowboards? Are they just misinformed?

    Heck, 90% of riders suck as well….

    Hahaha Borrows when was the last time you saw the skill level of the average Baker or Alpental shredder? I don’t care that you use hardboots. I love that I get to giggle my pants off when I read the millionth post that goes something like this:

    @barrows wrote:

    A properly modded hardboot setup is superior in every way because its superior and light and skis uphill so well

    @bgnight wrote:

    Hardboots aren’t snowboard boots because they’re so hard and gay and stuff

    @barrows wrote:

    You most obviously aren’t a true mountaineer and don’t slog as well as I do because my hard boots flex and skin so much better and I don’t compromise anything on the downhill because I modded them so so well and stuff

    @bgnight wrote:

    I’m a true hardcore Tahoe mega shredder and I’m also a cockhead and I love letting you know how much of a cockhead I am, and hardboots are still gay

    @barrows wrote:

    You are indeed a dick and my hardboots are much harder than yours

    @bgnight wrote:

    My turns are much larger and steezier than your turns because my angular moment of inertia is incredibly superior and my turns are more dynamic and surfy

    @barrows wrote:

    How dare you question my surfiness. I mod my hardboots so so well and they bend and surf in far superior and better ways than your inferior boots

    @bgnight wrote:

    Hardboots are still gay, and I’m loving my dickedness

    @barrows wrote:

    I conducted studies on my hardboots and found them to be superior in every scientific way possibly possible

    @bgnight wrote:

    Your studies are not valid because they were funded by the republicans and are proof of a government conspiracy to overthrow snowboard mountaineering softboot technologies development

    @barrows wrote:

    You are a god damned KOOK

    @bgnight wrote:

    Yes I know but at least I’m not a fruit booter!

    @barrows wrote:

    Your argument has no basis in snowboard science logic

    @bgnight wrote:

    I’m tired and can start this again tomorrow. Sleep well, Borrows

    @barrows wrote:

    Sleep well, BGnight!

    :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

    #658601
    summersgone
    818 Posts

    russman, yes! 😆

    #658602
    idtmcp542
    65 Posts

    Funniest thing I’ve read all summer

    #658603
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    😆 😆 😆 😆

    Definitely one of the funniest posts I have ever read on here. So true.

    I would love to try some of these La Sportiva boots.

    #658604
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Russman for the win! :headbang: With all due respect to Barrows and Brooks, this totally made my day.

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    #658605
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Russell, please post drunk more. I couldn’t stop cracking up last night!

    Hardboots are still gay, mods are stupid, and I am the best balding 40 year old, cockhead shredder in a 100 mile radius of Russman’s mom!!

    I <3 barrows and his kooky infatuation with all things plastic 😉

    #658606
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Classic :clap: :clap: :clap:

    #658607
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    Russ! :thumpsup: :guinness:

    #658608
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Thread drift win!

    Waiting for Russman’s commentary on the Gnu vs Libtech debate….

    That was Pontus

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