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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2008, 12:08 PM
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weird. never seen anybody have there bindings set like that. is it a racing stance or something?
saw a board like that a few wks back

looks like a slalom water ski

i was curious what it is too
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2008, 01:30 PM
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Yeah, those are racing boards or something similar. the tail is straight, rather than a curve like on a twin-tip. Board is much narrower, and the bindings/boots are stiff almost like ski boots/bindings.


oh, and I got these boots

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I have black burton motos with black burton custom bindings.

I wuv them haha.
I second the Black Burton Motos... I got the 08's a while back and they are awesome!! ^-^;
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weird. never seen anybody have there bindings set like that. is it a racing stance or something?
Yeah... it's a racing stance. That way you can carve more precisely. Also, you can tell it's a racing setup by how thin the board is... you would pretty much have to put your stance like that... lol
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weird. never seen anybody have there bindings set like that. is it a racing stance or something?
LOL that is whats called an alpine board and set up. zee french and italians love em. basically they are for down hill skiers who prefer snow board style instead of poles and lycra jumpsuits.

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Yes, That's an alpine / race / carving snowboard setup. I'm a freecarver, but don't race. The snowboard specific hardboots and step-in bindings provide infinitely more control and responsiveness than softboot setups on a carving board. The forward angles (59* & 57* in the pic) allow faster edge changes and equal ability for heelside and toeside carves, plus eliminate toe and heel drag when railing the board at almost 90* to the snow. High speed control is exceptional.

There is alot of World Class, high end, very high performance alpine gear being made today, but it's a niche market. Fifteen or twenty years ago, I'll bet at least 1/4th of the boards I'd see on the hill were hardboot / alpine setups. Since resorts started building parks and pipes, however, it seems the exception anymore, with the skate influence seeming to be most popular. Regardless, alpine gear is just the ticket for anyone wanting to experience high G's and tight carves at Mach 2 speeds.

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looks like it might be fun to try, but one of my main goals while snowboarding is to keep my body off the snow, so i don't think i could get into that.
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Mine are camo. I bought them today, would have preferred black,but at $139CAD I couldn't pass them up.50% off sale at a local shop that is moving.

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Mine are white...they look so clean...
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I got me some Rick James boots. They be red.


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