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Old 01-31-2009, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay ,

This is my first completely new setup , it's my 2nd year of snowboarding and last year i've been riding a 1brand set from Trans Snowboards. ( Some russian brand o_O )
I mostly ride the indoor funpark in the summer but I plan on going on a trip in wich I will do some off-piste etc too next year.

This is what I had in mind :

Bataleon evil twin 155.
Ride Alpha Movement.
32 prospect boots.

Can anyone confirm that these would fit together without any problems ?
Any other feedback about these products would be highly appreciated, i'm still not sure about the setup ( there's so much to choose from )!

Thx alot !
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the board and bindings outclass the boots

last year's alphas have the shitty ratchets
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the board and bindings outclass the boots
Hmm , I heard a lot of great things about 32 + these are really nice priced. What else would you suggest , and could you give some more feedback on why exactly they outclass the boots ?

Thx for the ( incredibly fast ) reply

Oh and i'm talking about the 09 alpha's , are those ratchets any better ? I'm not aware of last years products since I wasn't really that into snowboarding yet back then !

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the board is awesome
the bindings can be great (although i believe betas are the better value), however some people don't like the metal baseplate

the boots are pretty soft to begin with and 32 is known for breaking down quickly
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the board is awesome
the bindings can be great (although i believe betas are the better value), however some people don't like the metal baseplate

the boots are pretty soft to begin with and 32 is known for breaking down quickly

The board indeed appears to be great from what i've heard. ( though the only thing that still has me doubting is the triple base tech wich sounds great but I don't know how that would react on rails / boxes ).

The bindings are also quite cheap where I would buy them and the beta's ( at only 25$ cheaper ) are only availlable in a fugly color there so I figured to go with the alpha's expecting them to be near the same.

What other brands of boots would you recommend to go with this kind of setup then ? I can still wait to buy new boots anyway so those are the less urgent decision to make at this point ^^
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I'd recommend you try on different boots to see what fits.

Most companies use a 1-10 scale for stiffness, try to get something like a 6 or 7.
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I'd recommend you try on different boots to see what fits.

Most companies use a 1-10 scale for stiffness, try to get something like a 6 or 7.
So something like the Tm Two from 32 would more fit my needs if I get this right ?
I noticed the prospect has a 4-rating for stiffness. I thought it was adviced to wear a more flexible boot when freestyling , or not ?
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the rating scales (much like game review scales) are all screwed up now

basically

1,2,3 = mushy (i.e. Lamar boots, Burton Freestyle, Ride Orion)
4,5 = soft (i.e. 32 Prion, Vans Encore)
6,7 = mid-flex (i.e. Burton Ion, K2 T1)
8,9 = stiff (i.e. Vans Contra)
10 = hard boots/super stiff "soft" boots (i.e. Burton Driver X)

Add in the fact that different companies have different ideas of what a mid-flex should be, etc.

A soft boot will help when tweaking, yes, but really you should be able to move around in a mid-flex. Soft boots are easily crushed by straps, and provide minimal support (hello ankle injuries).
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the rating scales (much like game review scales) are all screwed up now

basically

4,5 = soft
6,7 = mid-flex
8,9 = stiff
10 = hard boots

Add in the fact that different companies have different ideas of what a mid-flex should be, etc.

A soft boot will help when tweaking, yes, but really you should be able to move around in a mid-flex. Soft boots are easily crushed by straps, and provide minimal support (hello ankle injuries).
Well ok , mid-flex it is then , ankly injuries are the one thing I want to avoid. I had my anklemuscles completely ripped of a few years ago when skateboarding , it's the reason I started snowboading .. because my ankles feel safer !

Anyway , looking further into boots i'd narrow it down to these then :

DC Balance
Celsius Cirrus
32 Tm Two

Would all of those be a good choice or would the board and bindings still outclass them ?
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the cirrus is a great boot if you fit in them (they're pretty wide and bulky)
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