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 Post subject: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:14 am 
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I have to decide between the two styles. I know many of you have tried both. I have read about a lot of downhill experiences and the differences between boots, but what about going up?


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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:21 pm 
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HB are better skinning anyway!!! and of course when kicking steps....


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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:10 pm 
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A well sorted hard boot system, with Phantom Bindings and Dynafit toe pieces for touring, outperforms a soft boot set up in every way.

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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:12 am 
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Exept going downhill. :lol: (hiding for barrows long rant about fruitboots superiority)

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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:16 am 
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ieism wrote:
Exept going downhill. :lol: (hiding for barrows long rant about fruitboots superiority)


Hahaha! What do not know can hurt (your riding performance) you.

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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:04 pm 
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My riding could use quite some improvement actually, I may switch to hardboots afterall. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:48 pm 
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hardboots are superior at everything ski related, which means they hike, tour and ski great....... snowboarding in them on the other hand isn't as great.


trust me I've tried both setups and it really a matter of personal preferrance....



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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:00 pm 
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snowboarding in them on the other hand isn't as great.
Shenanigans, just a little different feel. When you figure out the feel, they are excellent, and I like them a ton.

I'm never going back.


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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:03 pm 
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cometogether wrote:
snowboarding in them on the other hand isn't as great.
Shenanigans, just a little different feel. When you figure out the feel, they are excellent, and I like them a ton.

I'm never going back.


Agreed, love my Phantoms and TLTs :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:51 pm 
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Fun stuff, lol! Trying to find that awesome hb setup at a good price is mission impossible. If you know ANYONE selling the goods, let me know?


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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:33 am 
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Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?



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Is a trash bag as effective as gore-tex in terms of waterproofness and breathability? Maybe I'll start a separate thread...

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 Post subject: Re: Are soft boots as effective as hb going up the slope?
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Ask yourself this; how much money and time are you willing to part with? Is it worth the gamble to discover you don't like the overall experience of both ascending and descending? Are the ascents you are likely to undertake, really that tough?

If money is no option I'd say give HBs a try. I certainly loved the tech toe pieces, but the boots and bindings (within my budget) were considerably heavier than my sparks and imperials. That and the overall touring experience was just off.

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