Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:40 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Jeremy Jones giving up big mountain riding?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:25 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 8:05 am
Posts: 1499
Location: 395
Because these are his new boots:

Image

32 must be paying him handsomely to revert back to your average resort boot. I'm sure he'll paint his Fitwells black whenever he has to do something heavy :wink: .
Not saying they couldn't be good resort boots, but cmon, no crampon compatibility?!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jeremy Jones giving up big mountain riding?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:38 pm
Posts: 387
Location: Eugene and Coos Bay, Oregon.
Maybe it is the other Jeremy Jones and is a great freestyle boot?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jeremy Jones giving up big mountain riding?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:15 pm
Posts: 29
I had the same thought. Was stoked when I saw that he was releasing a boot, then saw the lack of crampon capability, and was bummed. Did some more goggling and it looks like this was just the launching off point to a larger backcountry and splitboard specific line. Good boots are definitely lacking.

From thirty-two:

"We’ll be building him a full line of products focused on backcountry and split boarding in 2015. Times are changing, get ready for what’s next,” said Brian Cook, ThirtyTwo global brand director.

Fingers crossed this is just a starting point, and there will be some sick innovation to come later down the line, but for now definitely looks like a high end resort boot, which is a bummer.

Side note, it is pretty cool that it is raising funds for Protect Our Winters. Good stuff.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jeremy Jones giving up big mountain riding?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 03, 2011 2:16 am
Posts: 108
Location: New Zealand
Hmmm, those are definitely missing the all important zebra steeze factor!

_________________
SPLITN2.COM - Aotearoa Back Country Developments Ltd | Christchurch New Zealand | rich@splitn2.com | Custom Splitboards | Spark R&D | Fitwell Backcountry - the ultimate Splitboard Boot!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jeremy Jones giving up big mountain riding?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:34 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:40 pm
Posts: 163
Location: Aurora, CO
I watched an interview with him about the new 32 partnership. They just slapped his name on a current 32 boot first this first year. That's pretty lame and makes JJ look a bit like a sell out. Hopefully they put out something worthy next year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_s9-Gp_dfE


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jeremy Jones giving up big mountain riding?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:38 pm
Posts: 320
Location: Fairhaven
Unfortunately that's the reality of marketing and a production timeline. They're paying him real money right now, they want a return on that immediately so they've put his name on an existing boot because that really doesn't take any additional development. At they same time hopefully they'll start ramping up on development of a boot that is actually worth considering.

Knowing how product development goes in another industry something complicated and greatly different than their current product could have a multi-year lead time. Tooling is expensive.

_________________
I only ski uphill, mostly.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group