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This is What Happens When You Put Freestylers In Hardboots

The guys at Warp Wave grabbed two freestylers—Tucker Andrews and Felix Moberg—took away their comfy soft boots and playful bindings angles and replaced them with neon plastic race boots and aggressive double positive stances. They drove them up to the hill, threw them on the chairlift and told them to turn on their inner Damian Sanders....

Kinda looks like fun, no?
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No. Not really. I mean, those guys are great, but those boots... just no.
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They do look painful... Actually, those tight stances and heavy angles look like they hurt too. But those carves?
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those guys are great !
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No, that doesn't look like fun to me. They are doing good job though, for people who've never done hardbooting before. But then the skill set acquired by practicing freestyle somewhat lends itself to alpine carving. I'll be more interested to see a dedicated euro carver get on a freestyle board, that would be a footage for the ages.
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No, that doesn't look like fun to me. They are doing good job though, for people who've never done hardbooting before. But then the skill set acquired by practicing freestyle somewhat lends itself to alpine carving. I'll be more interested to see a dedicated euro carver get on a freestyle board, that would be a footage for the ages.
Hahaha agreed, sticking a pro in hard boots, isn't really that hard of a challenge.
Funny to watch I guess. Some of the wipe outs were sweet.

Hahaha yeah riding a freestyle deck after riding nothing but hard boots, haha that's what I wanna see.

It's gotta feel like riding one of those plastic garbage can lid things, only 10 times worse. Haha after riding the West X, then hopping on an Arbor full rocker deck, that's what the arbor felt like, so maybe 20 times worse than I imagine. Hahaha.

I'm gonna see what I can do, somebody's got to wanna try that for fun?


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Kinda neat to see someone in hardboots on a carving deck playing around with presses and spins tho! (…nice to know it can be done!) I can't recall ever seeing any of the mono skiers around here doing that!
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So one was on a race board but one looked like he was on a freestyle board but with hard boots. ? Also....not even sure those yellow boots are snowboard boots. Snowboard hard boots have the heel set way forward and not at the back of the boot. I think those were old ski boots. ?

Weird gear or not....good for them.
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they were old ski boots, not snowboard specific hard boots....
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they were old ski boots, not snowboard specific hard boots....
That makes it even cooler though haha

I don't know if those guys are pro's
Probably I'd imagine, haha I am not.

In all the years snowboarding, I've never had the opportunity to try those skiboards.

I finally borrowed an alpine Setup this past season.
It's not that hard & Fuck do you pick up speed fast.


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