Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Hard Boot Doubters… Watch this vid
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  • #577804
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Here is Canadian Ripper Joey Vosburgh in action:

    [vimeo:2f1uhind]http://www.vimeo.com/55245661[/vimeo:2f1uhind]

    #662775
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    OK, video is fixed now, sorry!

    #662776
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    Whoa, very nice, thanks Barrows.
    I just last night watched episode 6 of Balance, also with Joey Vosburgh, from the Trapper homepage. His riding is incredible, but what really stood out to me in this video was the skinning at about 1:06 to 1:15, those long strides.
    Last week I took an avy level 1. I was the only snowboarder, everyone else were AT and tele guys. I had no problem keeping up on the descents but I noticed that skinning they had a huge advantage over me. Even when I put my highbacks as far as they go, neg 15 or whatever, my boots still wouldn’t let me take long forward strides. I guess tour mode in a boot is a nice thing to have.
    Anyway, thanks for posting, nice lunchtime video.

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    #662777
    keffler
    319 Posts

    Cool video and really like Joey’s attitude :thumpsup:

    #662778
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Rippin! :headbang:

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    #662779
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Ripping for sure. Surfy style.

    #662780
    Zude
    367 Posts

    Are the new at boots getting stiffer though? Forcing more mods

    #662781
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    If all I did was float around in pow all day I probably would still be riding HB’s. But in AK’s coastal wind-scoured crust, it was just F’ing awful to ride the buckin’ bronco. :banghead:

    Softies all the way. :thumpsup:

    Awesome vid though.

    #662782
    schwalbster
    321 Posts

    Awesome video clips! He seems like a really good dude…..for a hardbooter! Juuust kidding 🙂

    After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

    #662783
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Thanks for the love guys. Kelsey from Lee visual and I worked really hard to get these shots. All touring based and he has a lot of camera gear! Im not here to preach the benefits of hard shell boots, I call them mountain boots cause its got a better ring with no stigma’s attached. But i am here to say try it. And dont use a pair of snowboard race boots or a ski boot or even a stock ski touring boot. Get the proper boot and do the necessary mods and bam… a hardshell boot with soft boot qualities. You will not regret it. Way lighter on the up, better stride, quicker transitions, easier to ski and edge that windpack or ice. I could go on but I wont… Thanks for watching Lee Visuals Balance series and the kind words.

    #662784
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    JV, Welcome to SB.com!

    #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!!

    #662786
    ShredBrad
    9 Posts

    JV is the man! I’ve met him a few times on and off the snow and his positive “Attitude and Behavior” is so refreshing in the sport of snowboarding!

    Hopefully I can win Trapper Snowboard and get Joey to autograph it! :drool:

    #662787
    jvosburgh
    22 Posts

    Thanks Brad! Maybe see you around here this year?

    #662788
    libtechsplit
    198 Posts

    looks like F1s… and some fun runs :clap:

    #662789
    buckchow
    356 Posts

    Yeah Joey V! Nice guy and nice turns. That flick makes me happy.

    #662790
    russman
    689 Posts

    Gorgeous video!! Holy smokes, those mountains look rad! A trip up there may be in order…

    Regarding Harboots.. His riding looked great! Super surfy, and he’s got the shred gene for sure. I will still point out however, that his lower extremity range of motion looked very limited. His knees and ankles barely bend! Every single turn was initiated from the hips, and he didn’t create any small radius turns… It was like every turn was conducted perfectly, but only after it came out of the computer program. I’m not sold on hardboots!!

    Soft boots with flexible ankles, stiff mountaineering soles, and shit loads of forward lean..

    #662791
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    I was going to stay quiet on this be but Russ has said it already. The turns look good but they would be hard to make bad in these conditions.

    I’ll be sold on hardboots when I can get mine to the point that I can do proper methods in them. That’s my requirement and everything else is just frosting on the cake.

    #662792
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    @jason4 wrote:

    I was going to stay quiet on this be but Russ has said it already. The turns look good but they would be hard to make bad in these conditions.

    I’ll be sold on hardboots when I can get mine to the point that I can do proper methods in them. That’s my requirement and everything else is just frosting on the cake.

    some one find that damian sanders method photo that was posted last time someone issue this challenge. that motherfucker tweaked harder in his hot pink fruitboots than most of todays park rats could ever dream of.

    agreed the hardboots make the lower body a little stiff looking, but it doesn’t feel that way. and softboots make you look like a fat retarded child at all times. so there.

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    #662793
    vapor
    350 Posts

    @jason4 wrote:

    I was going to stay quiet on this be but Russ has said it already. The turns look good but they would be hard to make bad in these conditions.

    I’ll be sold on hardboots when I can get mine to the point that I can do proper methods in them. That’s my requirement and everything else is just frosting on the cake.

    Somehow i got this feeling joey can ride in bad conditions. Its just the snow is so good around here that we rarely get to show it off :mrgreen:

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