Stiff boots less knee bend - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ARSENALFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Stiff boots less knee bend

So I switched from the Burton Hails which are soft to K2 UFO's which are a relatively hard boot. The UFO's are very, very comfortable. The only thing is that it seems harder to initiate a turn from heel to toe. Seems like me knees don't bend as much as you cannot get alot of forward movement in the boot. The one thing I did like about the Hails is that I could get down pretty low and bend the knees which seemed to make me more agile and precise. As the days progress, I am becoming more comfortable riding with the UFO's, but it seems like my progress from last year has been stalled. Will more aggressive riding eventually cause some "give" and allow me to initiate a toe turn with more knee bend or am I out of luck? I assume that I will just get used to them, but I feel like a bit of a beginner again....lol
ARSENALFAN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ARSENALFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I searched the archives and it appears as though BurtonAvenger answered my question. I think I have to move the green boa condor internal pad further down the foot in order to get the better forward lean/flex that I am used to. Higher up you get a stiffer feel to the boot. This forum is great!
ARSENALFAN is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 12:12 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
BigmountainVMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sugarloaf, ME / Philly
Posts: 1,204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a similar issue with some Burton Driver Xs I switched to mid season. It was so hard to flex forward in the boot I would end up doing this sitting motion when hitting jumps and took some shitty diggers. They did start to flex a bit more after a few weeks.
BigmountainVMD is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 12:36 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
You just need to realize that less flex means quicker response. Instead of having to push your knee all the way down you can get the same amount of force without wasting all the energy.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome