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Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-19-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,498
Posted By lonerider
It does have some hard plastic shell protection,...

It does have some hard plastic shell protection, but it isn't super burly - it is mostly padding. To be honest, nothing is really going to "save your back" very much if you manage to taco onto the...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   03-19-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,498
Posted By lonerider
Cheers! I don't remember what I wrote earlier in...

Cheers! I don't remember what I wrote earlier in this thread... but a little background - My friends and I are all in our mid/late-30's now. Most of us were upper and lower body protection now. Here...
Forum: Bindings   02-06-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,017
Posted By lonerider
Bent Metal is owned by Mervin (LibTech, Gnu,...

Bent Metal is owned by Mervin (LibTech, Gnu, Roxy, etc...). I've ridden two pairs of their bindings (one Burnt Resin, one that was converted to a Spark Splitboard binding). They are a weird...
Forum: Binding Reviews   01-28-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,945
Posted By lonerider
I have a similar experience on my NX2-AT (can't...

I have a similar experience on my NX2-AT (can't quite adjust it to hold my boot down exactly the way I like... not sure if it is the shape of my boot) as I wish the ankle strap was a little higher. ...
Forum: Boots   01-28-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By lonerider
Just to be clear... the reason why ski fitters do...

Just to be clear... the reason why ski fitters do the shell test is because the the liners than come in ski boots are usually completely made of heat-moldable foam (most snowboard boots only have a...
Forum: Boots   01-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,080
Posted By lonerider
Mondo sizing mean the number is literally the...

Mondo sizing mean the number is literally the length of the inside of the boot in centimeters. That is... a boot that is Mondo 26 is 26 cm long... so if you measure your foot and see that it is...
Forum: Boots   01-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By lonerider
That's the old test you do for ski boot fitting...

That's the old test you do for ski boot fitting (the plastic part of a ski boot is called the "shell"). Not a good test for soft boots.
Forum: Bindings   01-24-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,216
Posted By lonerider
I never had an issue with the strap itself...

I never had an issue with the strap itself disengaging like you - hence I never called them about it.
Forum: Bindings   01-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,216
Posted By lonerider
I had I think the same model (blue/white) Rome...

I had I think the same model (blue/white) Rome 390.

1. The toestrap would flip off, I think this was because it never fit my boot correctly and less because it was loosening.
2. Yes the forward...
Forum: Boots   01-23-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,222
Posted By lonerider
He might mean boot volume (in addition to length,...

He might mean boot volume (in addition to length, there is height and width)... is there a lot of space above your foot or to the sides? That's just my guess.
Forum: Boots   01-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,222
Posted By lonerider
I found Surefoot was better than stock... but not...

I found Surefoot was better than stock... but not the best (BurtonAvenger is not a fan of them - he likes to call the "sorefoot")... I personally really like Sole Supports (http://solesupports.com/)....
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-23-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By lonerider
Definitely... people on BOL have been riding 3...

Definitely... people on BOL have been riding 3 degree cants on both feet for over a decade now. The Trench Digger Bindings come in any combination of 0,3,6 degree cants. Typically people ride even...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-23-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,879
Posted By lonerider
What has worked for me is the OR Sonic Balaclava ...

What has worked for me is the OR Sonic Balaclava
...
Forum: Boots   01-23-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,080
Posted By lonerider
Nitro Team TLS I've tried Burton SW, Burton...

Nitro Team TLS

I've tried Burton SW, Burton Driver, 32 Team Two, 32 Prime, Vans (something) DCShoes Radian, DCShoes Judge, Salomon Dialogue, Salomon Synapse, Salomon Malamute, Salomon F22.

The...
Forum: Boots   01-21-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By lonerider
Fit is the MOST important aspect of a pair of...

Fit is the MOST important aspect of a pair of boot. As a novice having a more "supportive" (stiffer) boot is just going to teach you learn to have finesse in your foot/leg movements when learning how...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-18-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By lonerider
You have a good point on that about arthritis......

You have a good point on that about arthritis... but I figure that one probably aggravates the other. If you ankle joint isn't smoothly and inline because there thick tissue around your tendons......
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-18-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By lonerider
I would recommend trying EPAT (Extracorporeal...

I would recommend trying EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy). I know that name sounds ridiculous (I think they made that up just so the acronym became EPAT), but it really works. I've...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-17-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,272
Posted By lonerider
The one you linked to in the first post of this...

The one you linked to in the first post of this thread "Loud Lap".

If looking like my life is immediate danger is steezy... then most of my park riding very steezy :D
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-17-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,272
Posted By lonerider
If you saw how I do them, you wouldn't call it...

If you saw how I do them, you wouldn't call it stylish...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,272
Posted By lonerider
I thought it was you... you posted like a bunch...

I thought it was you... you posted like a bunch of clips... when removed/blocked them soon afterwards (kind of like what you did with the video you started posting in this thread).

Anyways if you...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-17-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,272
Posted By lonerider
To embed Vimeo or Youtube... just take the video...

To embed Vimeo or Youtube... just take the video code and stick it between a YOUTUBE or VIMEO tag.

As for hucking... it is semantics... I call hucking any type of jump where you aren't really sure...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-17-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,272
Posted By lonerider
The basic problem is that your are hucking the...

The basic problem is that your are hucking the flip with no conscious plan on actually landing. Whenever you do that (even on a straight air)... your body unconsciously automatically "opens up" (i.e....
Forum: Boots   01-17-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By lonerider
Stiffer boots (when they fit you) give you more...

Stiffer boots (when they fit you) give you more responsiveness... if you are in control of your body... than that means more control of the board. However, where you are a novice (often...
Forum: Bindings   01-17-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 134,005
Posted By lonerider
Which strap, the ankle or the toestrap (or both?)

Which strap, the ankle or the toestrap (or both?)
Forum: Bindings   01-16-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 134,005
Posted By lonerider
Right, I was surprised that I was getting the...

Right, I was surprised that I was getting the internal discomfort despite still having the straps be so loose. I think the key is keeping the toestrap looser than I expected to let the boot slide in...
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