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  • #796964
    jvosburgh
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    @96avs01 no issues at all. I actually went drytooling a few weeks ago in them and climbed M6 in them. The toe welt easily supports a crampon.

    @kahtiryan I have the carbons because I got them last year and they were the only ones available for me. I too think the lite would be even better. The phantoms lock on the welt fine. No need to mod or add anything for that.

    Now get out there and shred!

    #791492
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Mondo 28 TLT6 was a 307mm sole length and Procline 28.5 is 305mm. Didnt change my Phantom binding length.

    #791488
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    I just received a pair of the Proclines. First impressions are really good. The biggest difference that I can see between the TLT6 and Procline is that the walk/ Ski (snowboard) mode lever is dedicated. That means no more trashed inside cuffs from TLT’s upper buckle staying open while ascending. The walk mode is incredibly walkable too, much more movement that TLT6. I have not been out on them as my guiding season just ended and I needed some chill time, that and its really warm.
    In snowboard mode I have not done any mods…yet, but upon inspection I can see that it would be quite easy to create forward flex. However with the upper buckle being only a tightening buckle and not a switch for ski mode I have found that its pretty darn soft stock with the upper buckle being set loose. Anyways Ill tune in again with more once I ride them…

    #787222
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    precisely why I do it. I also never take it out on the way up… less hassles and chance of loosing it..

    #787219
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Im onto my 4th pair and I have never cut anything off the cuff. I know others do but I just dont feel i need to. I do mod the Sh@# out of the forward flex (ski Mode) hole. I have played quite a bit with the forward lean. I have recently changed them to lower than the lowest forward lean setting and been enjoying it. Ive been able to ride the boot a bit tighter than I could with more forward lean. TLT6’s are like wine… the older the berry the sweeter the juice.

    #677422
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Wise choice. Phantoms are a game changer. Enjoy.

    #674203
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Great write up Barrows! Ill be surely sending people here to see this rather than spending and hour over email or phone to explain how its done.

    One thing I’ll add though is that the alluminium piece can be installed either way up. The way Barrows shows it is in the most forward lean option. By flipping it over (and doing the mod) you can have less forward lean. I personally start with it as Barrows has it (most forward lean option), I do the mod which allows for the forward flex, then I start widdling it down also to dial in the exact amount of forward lean (highback). I prefer riding my front foot with less forward lean than the back. Again, this is a preference thing but I used to rock it like that on softboots…many moons ago.

    #668716
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Phantoms! So quick, so light and great feel to the board…

    #668464
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Try to stay away from the carbon upper cuff versions for the tlt5 and 6. Very stiff… in the wrong way too. If your foot fits a tlt5 just get that as tlt6 is really the same boot except for minor things. Might be able to get 5’s pretty cheap soon.

    #668460
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    I softbooted for over 20 years. Switched to HB 5 years ago, never going back. With a properly moded boot it charges, rides pow, drops cliffs, jibs, cracks oliies, butters… whatever you want it to do.Its mainly in your head once you have adapted to the slightly diff ride. I do however recommend riding it on a solid deck at the hill also. Really get you adapted quickly, and its way faster than straps to get in and out. As for weight, Im on a G3 Blacksheep, proto Phantoms and TlT5’s. My buddy has a Panoramic with Sparks. My total setup was 1.5lb lighter, per foot!
    Anyways this is a personal opinion, i really dont want to start some pissing match with any other fellow splitters out there. The mountains i spend my time in require mountaineering and the pow is plenty, so find this to be the best for what I need around here.

    #667289
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Moody day approaching summit of Hope. Glacier National Park

    Following wolverines. Gold Range

    #631925
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Tracker, ortovox, pulse… These are all reputable transceivers. Whatever beacon you choose just make sure to practice with it. They all work fast, some mark, some don’t. I use a pulse and have it set up in a way that switching to analog is a snap. This is handy in multiple burials scenrios as sometimes older beacons signals overlap and are heard as 1 signal. It’s handy in complex scenarios. Marking is useful for advanced triage techniques but not necessary. Anyways practice makes perfect!

    #667511
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Just passed my ACMG Apprentice Ski (snowboard) Guide exam on a pair of Phantom generation 2 proto’s. Very slick indeed. To maintain flow in a day of guiding, transitions need to be flawless and fiddling is not an option. The protos preformed just like that… flawless! Really happy with the weight savings too. The weak link for HB’s used to be the bindings… now the bindings are its strong point.
    Thanks Keefler!!

    #667395
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    TLT5 all the way until TLT6 comes out. Just like Chimeral said. Funny about your F1’s. I didn’t mean to scoff at them I just could not see an easy way to mod the flex… Glad you saw the light.
    Oh and Keffler… you’re the one that rocks! Keep up the good work. The entire AT split world appreciates it. Or at least they better! :clap:

    #662858
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    @christoph benells wrote:

    just for the record i was highly against hard boots…until i tried them out

    sure it took about 1/2 of a run to get used to them but they can shred. ive ridden resort days, dropped twenty foot into powder splashes, and even done some front boards in my hacked up bd primes. Ive ridden them switch from camp muir all the way to paradise. i ride the same angles/stances as my resort soft boot freestyle set up.

    This is how I felt 4 years ago after softbooting for 21 years. Havnt been in plastic biindings since. Just works for me and where I ride and what i do. Soft boot are great too, for some people and some places. My opinion.

    #662806
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    I have had my eye on those Rush boots from Scarpa too. Glad to hear someone else thinks it could be a good boot. Its cuff range doesnt even compare to that of a Dynafit One or TLT5 but might be enough anyways. Ive been using Race Plates on my solid deck since I “saw the hardboot light” and think this boot could be a good hill boot. The TLT5 might be a little too lightweight for ski hill pounding. However I have used it at the hill for 3 years now and its still kicking. I find its very beneficial to ride at the skihill with whatever boot you decide on. Gets you used to it rather than switching back and forth from soft to hardboot. So when you tour to a great line you can tear it a new ass rather than riding it slowly so you can get used to the new boots. Just a thought..

    #662796
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Softboots, hardboots, skiis, snowboards…. whatever gets you there and makes you smile, just do that then. No body is trying to sell you on anything. An array of compliments and even some dissing. Love it!

    #662787
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Thanks Brad! Maybe see you around here this year?

    #663191
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Fingers would be good. So would Begbie Shoulder. Both are super close to town and provide sick shredding!

    #662785
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Thanks Barrows. I have been here a few other times, i even have a few TR’s up somewhere in here. Thanks for posting this and the hook up with Phantom. Cant believe how rad this binding is! Have a good one out there!!

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