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About Deuxdiesel

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    SE MI
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Powder Mountain
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  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    6 race boards, 3 softies
  • Current Boots Used?
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Flow NX 38/30
  • Snowboarding since
  • Hardbooting since

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  1. I have found that a slightly softer boot combined with a stiffer binding works better for me than the opposite combination. A really still boot in a softer binding tends to bend too much right at the curve of the tongue and really digs in to my ankle. I also seem to get more heel lift in this combination as well.
  2. Craig Kelly always stretched for extended periods of time before riding.
  3. Nice riding! It's fun to see great carving on snow that is not perfectly groomed. The linked short radius turns are interesting because you can see how much effect a really wide board has on the transition from edge to edge. I wear 29.5's and have 36/33 angles on my 27.0 wide boards and I can definitely feel the "blocky-ness" of those cross-under turns compared to more narrow boards.
  4. When I remold liners, I will loosen the cuff cants on my 325's and clip into a board on the carpet until the liners are cool and then snug the cuff down. It helps to not create any funky hot spots.
  5. That is me- I bet you are correct, it is likely a 163. Way too stiff for a 130 lb rider. The Elan 157 Speedball was what my 130 lb wife used. Actually, I'd really like to hear more about the skill level and experience of Aquarifaeri. Lots of recommendations for equipment here without knowing all the facts. What I can tell you is that my wife rode race boards and hard boots for 20 years and can lay down a pencil line in the snow as well as anyone, and now does the same on freeride boards with (stiff) softies. It's all about the driver.
  6. Based on those cants in the video, you could probably cast your own out of 2-part urethane. The mold would be simple to make and there a tons of different durometers to choose from. You could also buy pre-formed sheet urethane and machine it to your liking.
  7. Counter-opinion here; Have you thought about trying a directional freecarve board with soft boots and stiffer bindings? I have been so impressed with my Nidecker Concept, Nitro Pantera and Coiler BX boards with Flow NX2 bindings that I haven't reached for my race board yet this season. My wife is in the mind set as me. I give up about 10-20% carving performance, but gain a ton of versality and comfort. Something to consider as a transition at least.
  8. PM with cell # and I can send pics. Can't figure out why the picture links are broken.
  9. While I figure this out, I can send pics via text if you PM me.
  10. Any reason you chose the A-8 over the A-10?
  11. I can't imagine what those would cost coming from Japan. For something that simple, you can buy horse hoof wedge pads from a farrier supply for about $10 each and DIY.
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