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 Post subject: Split skiing in hard boots
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:19 am 
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Hardbooters - when you split ski/skate ski do you have your boot in walk mode or ski mode? I'm surprisingly finding it harder to split ski with the AT boots than it was in my softies. :scratch:


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 Post subject: Re: Split skiing in hard boots
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:29 pm 
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If the ski is long definitely lock them down. I find it easier than soft boots.

If it's short, tighten your cheeks and rip it.


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 Post subject: Re: Split skiing in hard boots
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:48 pm 
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If it's steep I lock them. It's harder in open hard boots, because you have almost no support from the boot and you can't transfer much force to the board halves.

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 Post subject: Re: Split skiing in hard boots
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:35 am 
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If it's downhill then I lock the boots down and close the top buckle (I leave it open for riding and touring). I can awkwardly link turns on intermediate runs at my local ski area when I'm split skiing and I find the rocker profile is my limiting factor.

I don't really skate ski very much and I kind of suck at it so I can't really offer much good advice there.

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 Post subject: Re: Split skiing in hard boots
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:22 am 
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ski mode puts you in proper form for skiing, over the knees leaning forwardish... every time I fall when skiing its backwards or tele OTB. Skate skiing in softies can be done but it takes just the right snow texture and some skill.

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 Post subject: Re: Split skiing in hard boots
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:49 am 
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I should mention that I've learned through experience that I can comfortably ski short pitches with my skins on and even link pow turns that way but for the love of God, never try skiing with crampons on!

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