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slapos

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About slapos

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    Polish Carver

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  • Location
    Poland
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Szczyrk
  • Occupation?
    sales
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Oxess RS164/ SG FR 170/ Donek MK
  • Current Boots Used?
    Mountain Slope 951
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    F2 Race TI/FG Plate
  • Snowboarding since
    2003
  • Hardbooting since
    2014

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  1. Right, I had a chance to test out the S5 hardboot. I am pleasantly surprised how they ride. In comparison to 951, the main differences are : - heel sits much lower due to different heel placement (more deeluxe like) see below - heel above causes increased sole length Vs same size upz or 951. For 951 and upz I used M size F2s, for S5 I would have to use L size. For me a major drawback. This is true for shell C in 951 and 302 shell in S5. Liner 285 mp - spring system Vs 951 is little less user friendly. Requires a bit of creativity to get it adjusted. Takes more time to adjust on slope. Probably impossible without taking the boot off. I had to use a screwdriver to lift the shaft and wrench to get the two screws moving. - I found the standard spring too short and had to exchange to something different - standard lenght of the spring picture on the left vs donor spring on the right (mind you I cranked it down quite heavily which might have influenced the reaction time of the boot to lighting fast, but it also makes you think that if you have cranked it up so much, why do you need a spring at all?) - They are super reactive and comfortable. If 951 shell is too narrow for you S5 might be your choice. The shell is wider in the foot area As a standard they come with 3 tongues and 5 different springs. - the buckles look a little cheap, but in general they work fine. Also the design with the cable/clasp over tongue does not affect the flexing motion of the boot. This is a good alternative if you dont have all the money in the world to spend on 951, but still want to get the northwave shell shape with a few tweaks. if you have any further questions I am happy to answer. regards L
  2. Got S5 hardboots in your size. Only drawback they are located in Poland and come without liner. See link here I am sure I can get them to you before MCC
  3. World cup 951 in action. Yello springs cranked down Oxess rs164 with allflex
  4. Honestly gentlemen you know nothing about going all wrong when going all in
  5. Hi @Randy Kight Have a look here: I will do a proper write up and review at some point.
  6. slapos

    S5 Hardboot

    Hi all I am open to trades now. I have been eyeballing a donek proteus 180 for a long time. Maybe someone wanna switch ? Would consider other boards too, but only American made.
  7. @pow4ever where i live there wasn't much options to ride powder in the last decade. I think only 3 maybe there was enough. I ride mostly man made snow or slush/sugar type. 951 have been fine there.
  8. I had a pleasure to ride S5 , upz, 951 regular and wc and waay in the past I had blax. I am 83kgs which translates to roughly 180 lbs. Any time and day I chose the 951 shell shape and cable over tongue design then upz assymetric tongue. I confirm what @Mr.E is saying. Change in shell from regular to world cup, does not affect the forward flex if you have the same springs in the back. I found red springs touch too soft and currently have yello, cranked down a little more than usual. Changing springs affects stiffness much more then changing tongues. I rode the regular 951s with yellow springs and world cup tongue and currently I am struggling to see the difference Vs world cup shell and tongue on yello springs. I have to admit also that I like very much how the S5 boots handle the board, due to lower heel placement. Mind you 951 is much more mature boot and waay more user friendly then S5, so if you have the coin go for 951. If you don't but wanna get feeling close to 951 go for S5.
  9. I spoke some time ago with Andrej when I saw the boots. If memory servers me right He said that one boot will weight approx 1.5 kgs without liner, which was half of what my upz weighted at the time. The boots have been tested in Europe and Asia by both carvers and racers. All reviews are super positive. Slovenian snowboard team has tested them, advised minimal changes and I would not be surprised to see these in world cup next season. As soon as I lay may hands on them I will post more pix. There is a few options to test these in EU at one of the carving sessions. Peace
  10. Currently mountain slope sells the world cup boot at 1k euro. I am glad to see further development and competition in the hardboot dept. For sure I will try them boots
  11. I have grand Prix with sidewinder. Mind you I use heated boot bag night before snowboarding. So I kind of mold the zipfits before each ride.
  12. slapos

    S5 Hardboot

    Ok i AM just going to copy and paste the notes from the facebook page: Right, I had a chance to test out the S5 hardboot. I am pleasantly surprised how they ride. In comparison to 951, the main differences are : - heel sits much lower due to different heel placement (more deeluxe like) - heel above causes increased sole length Vs same size upz or 951. For 951 and upz I used M size F2s, for S5 I would have to use L size. For me a major drawback. This is true for shell C in 951 and 302 shell in S5. Liner 285 mp - spring system Vs 951 is little less user friendly. Requires a bit of creativity to get it adjusted. Takes more time to adjust on slope. Probably impossible without taking the boot off. - I found the standard spring too short and had to exchange to something different. They are super reactive and comfortable. If 951 shell is too narrow for you S5 might be your choice. As a standard they come with 3 tongues and 5 different springs. I am selling these only due to the fact that I would have to increase binding size and change angles. I was really pleasntly surprised about how they ride. I like the flatter feeling due to lower heel pocket placement. What I am looking for. I keep asking myself. Not sure. Just see how it performs and if it better fits my style or not. When the carbon boot will come out I will test it too. For sure. Overall I much prefer the 950/951/S5 shell shape and they way it works over UPZ or deeluxe. Especially the tongue design (cables over tongue Vs assym placement of tongue fixation point) Mind you this doesn't mean that upz or deeluxe is a bad boot, cause it's not. Everybody is a little bit different and look for different things on the boot.
  13. Roxa liner was the first liner they used. I couldn't use them. I found them extremely uncomfortable. I use 951 with zipfit liners now and I could not be more happy
  14. slapos

    S5 Hardboot

    Hi guys For sale S5 hardboot Shell only no liner. Fits liner 275/280/285 Requires F2 Large bindings Come with 3 tongue sets soft/med/stiff and 5 springs set. If you wish to read about the differences between these and 951 have a read here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HardbootersMountains365/permalink/471155063527157/ Sell for 500 bucks plus shipping. Located in Poland Ridden once. Selling only cause I would have to switch to L size binding over my C shell mountainslope They are roomier then 951. Heel hold the same. Heel sits much lower then in 951.
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