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 Post subject: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:44 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:44 pm 
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those look like they have a lot of potential! How was the weight?

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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:42 pm 
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The weight of these are simalar to tlt5s and are cheaper too. might be a new boot in town.


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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:05 am 
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But those are SKI boots. Why would you want SKI boots? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:45 pm 
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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 :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 pm 
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Very cool---my wish list as just expanded.


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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:58 pm 
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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 :wink:


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?


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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
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I swing both ways--I love it both soft and hard.


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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
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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 :wink:


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.

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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:35 pm 
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barrows wrote:
those look like they have a lot of potential! How was the weight?



exactly what I was thinking, look good

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 Post subject: Re: La Sportiva Sideral Boots
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:09 pm 
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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 :wink:


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:

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Sleep well, BGnight!


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