Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Hard Boot Doubters… Watch this vid Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 132 total) 1 2 … 7 → Author Posts December 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm #577804 barrows 1490 Posts Here is Canadian Ripper Joey Vosburgh in action: [vimeo:2f1uhind]http://www.vimeo.com/55245661[/vimeo:2f1uhind] December 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm #662775 barrows 1490 Posts OK, video is fixed now, sorry! December 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm #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. 167 furberg 163/26 Venture Helix December 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm #662777 keffler 319 Posts Cool video and really like Joey’s attitude :thumpsup: December 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm #662778 HikeforTurns 1113 Posts Rippin! :headbang: [vimeo:juqqvzzh]http://www.vimeo.com/53801127[/vimeo:juqqvzzh] December 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm #662779 UTAH 830 Posts Ripping for sure. Surfy style. December 11, 2012 at 1:39 am #662780 Zude 367 Posts Are the new at boots getting stiffer though? Forcing more mods December 13, 2012 at 3:00 am #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. December 13, 2012 at 5:45 am #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. December 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm #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. December 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm #662784 barrows 1490 Posts JV, Welcome to SB.com! December 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm #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!! December 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm #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: December 19, 2012 at 3:02 am #662787 jvosburgh 22 Posts Thanks Brad! Maybe see you around here this year? December 19, 2012 at 6:04 am #662788 libtechsplit 198 Posts looks like F1s… and some fun runs :clap: December 20, 2012 at 4:49 am #662789 buckchow 356 Posts Yeah Joey V! Nice guy and nice turns. That flick makes me happy. December 21, 2012 at 3:59 am #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.. December 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm #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. December 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm #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. [youtube:3cqkf27z]pw8XZ2yOjvU[/youtube:3cqkf27z] December 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm #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 Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 132 total) 1 2 … 7 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.