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  • in reply to: WTB Jones Stormchaser Split 157 #860900
    Jimy
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    Bump for new year. Willing to buy an older one, obviously.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: WTB Jones Stormchaser Split 157 #826988
    Jimy
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    Or similar short, wide, surfy shape.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: No More TLT6 or Alien #810613
    Jimy
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    I like the backland as well, the issue I see with the Ultimate is that it has a carbon upper cuff, which won’t flex as well as a polyurethane or even grilamid cuff for snowboard purposes. Seems like there are a lot of options out there, but they all have pros and cons; even with the first splitboard specific model from Gignoux.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: No More TLT6 or Alien #810607
    Jimy
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    @skatebananas, not sure how i missed that one. I’m just going to claim that it wasn’t there when i looked…crisis averted!

    Although the new speedfit no longer has a removeable tongue. I wonder how that will affect the standard modification for splitboard flex.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Plate Bindings similar to Phantoms #804152
    Jimy
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    @Jimy, you may have seen them, but a pair of Carve Company bindings are for sale on BOL.

    Carve Company bindings for sale

    I had not! Thanks for the heads up!

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Plate Bindings similar to Phantoms #803110
    Jimy
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    @kahti-ryan

    I had a lot of friends and fellow instructors ask me about flatland buttery stuff. I have had no problem with it. I find the medial and lateral flex of the TLT6 (not to mention the fact that I have my forward lean plate filed down to be close to 0) more than adequate for my long levers and big frame. I can do presses, half-cab tail press back 1 out, nose press 3’s, and low angle skidded turns no problem. The boot cuff certainly feels different but it hasn’t led to any more pressure points or fatigue than with my Nike Kaiju’s, Thirty-Two Double Boas, K2 Thraxis, or Salomon Malmutes in the past.

    What do your students say when you rock up in hard boots??

    Usually they ask if they are ski boots or say something along the lines of “I have never seen boots/bindings like that before.” My responses fall in to two categories: 1. first timers and beginners: it’s a more advanced riding system. yes it is easier to get in and out of the binding, but I will still be able teach you how to use your boots and bindings properly. 2. more advanced riders: the boot is modified so that the upper cuff flexes just like those soft boots, but I get the benefit of the hard shell lower when i want the transfer of power.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Plate Bindings similar to Phantoms #803000
    Jimy
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    Thanks @buell.

    I also posted this question to the BOL forums for their input.

    Does anyone know the ride heights of those respective bindings for comparison?

    For the record I am a bigger guy: 6’4″ and over 200lbs with a 29 mondo.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Atomic backlands… Thoughts on mods #802456
    Jimy
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    Interesting thread I found over on the bomber forums:

    http://forums.bomberonline.com/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F39762-dynafit-tlt5-for-carving-and-powder%2F

    Started with a TLT5 discussion, but someone modified Atomic backlands using a hardboot snowboard spring.

    knuckle dragger

    Jimy
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    @zude, I have been looking at adding a pair of sideral 2.0 to my arsenal and all your photos have been deleted. Was wondering if you still had them so I could see the mods you did.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Thin-Skins #797718
    Jimy
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    @powder_rider, how did the kick skins work out for you? I came across that same article recently and wanted to put together a set for my nordic skis and my splitboard.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Skinny Skins #797717
    Jimy
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    How did the skinny skins work for you for the long approaches? I just got a pair of old skinny skins and well and was thinking about trying them out.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: FS: Thirty-Two Jeremy Jones MTB Boot – NEW #796529
    Jimy
    Participant

    pick up in Tahoe.

    I am interested in these boots. Will be back in Tahoe City on Nov 30 or Dec 1. Send me a message and let me know where you are around the lake.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Venture Storm Splitboard SOLD #794651
    Jimy
    Participant

    What size is the board? Length and waist width?

    Thanks.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Dynafit TLT6 MOD Thread #789321
    Jimy
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    I filed almost as far up as @barrows photo from his initial how-to post, but I don’t ride with as much forward lean, so the lower part of mine is in the upright slot parallel to the plastic.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Dynafit TLT6 MOD Thread #789258
    Jimy
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    @eirikverlogmail-com, I ride with the soft tongues in after hearing @jvosburgh did the same. I love it. It definitely makes for a steady progressive flex on the toeside edge. Feels just like my K2 Thraxis soft boots now.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Tips for Toddler Boarding #789039
    Jimy
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    @schwalbster, just to add to what @Cbalke said, the Burton cord is called a Riglet Reel and it is designed to be used with their Youth Snowboards, although I am sure it could be used with any snowboard of appropriate size. And I don’t have kids, but I have taught plenty of them (even some using a riglet reel) and I will second the FUN, WARM, and DRY for success.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Divide splitboards #789032
    Jimy
    Participant

    Style developed through really great carving.

    Craig Kelly racing

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Divide splitboards #789001
    Jimy
    Participant

    Just know that regardless of whether you are doing a carved turn on a groomer or laying out slashes in the powder, keeping your Center of Mass stacked over the edge you are using an angulated position (like rider #2 above) is going to give you more stability and better control over edge pressure.

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: Divide splitboards #788994
    Jimy
    Participant

    @DivideRides, this is from the instructor in me; you said you had difficulty with toeside carves on that board and believed it was from the positioning of the bindings on the board, which is certainly may be. On one hand, the new Spark R&D pucks could certainly help that if you have money to spend and the heel cup adjustment doesn’t fix the issue, because they have a +/- 6.5mm toe to heel adjustment.

    However, the issue may have more to do with your technique. Based entirely on what I read, since I have never seen your ride, the part that stuck out to me as an instructor was:

    The toeside turns were not so easy. I had to learn not to lean to far. The board likes to do huge arcs. If you leaned to hard into them to u were going down.

    What that says to me is that you are carving like this guy, where you are inclinating your entire body, or leaning over as one tall unit to initiate the toeside carve with minimal knee bend.
    Inclinated toeside carve

    As opposed to angulating your body by bending at the knees and keeping your torso more upright like this:

    Angulated toeside carve

    And if you watch the video where I got the second photo, found HERE you can see the AASI “ideal” turns in action.

    Also, those boards look both beautiful and a blast to ride!

    knuckle dragger

    in reply to: WTB: Hard boot tour mode only #788934
    Jimy
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    @WhitePine, might convince him to ship, but $20. http://bend.craigslist.org/spo/5415206950.html

    knuckle dragger

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