I have two questions regarding hardbooting Whats the difference in terms of riding (cruising, charging, powder, carving, edgehold) with a hardboot vs softboot? Does anybody know how much weight i will shave off my setup? (malamutes and burners vs tlt5, phantom and dynafit toe pieces)
I THINK i want to get into hardbooting, but im hesitant because i really dont know how it is freeriding, charging and cruising with hardboots! Is hardboots nice to ride compared to a softboot setup?
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:27 pm Posts: 432 Location: SE PDX
I bought a cheapie setup for under $100 to try it out. (Used Voile Mt. Plates, I had slider plates laying around, and cheap used boots from the local 2nd hand bargain basement ski shop in Portland). And I was hooked. So then I invested in TLTs, Dynafit toes, Phantoms, etc.
However, I still use soft boots a lot for powder, and certain terrain where I think soft boots will be more fun.
If you have a local shop where you can rent hard boots and find Voile plates to use, I think that's your best bet -- trying it out prior to investing major Kronor.