Guest Ixglakian Posted March 16, 2005 Report Share Posted March 16, 2005 I have been informed by my in-laws that the length of time I take to strap in and my moaning about my aching feet are grounds for the anullment of my marriage. Therefore I am undertaking to improve my slope-side situation. Since I primarily enjoy going fast and only occasionally 'doing the bumps' and not flopping about like a fish out of water in the park I have decided to move to hardboot carving. I have been riding a Burton Craig Kelly 161 since '94 and can't make the softboot/binding thing not kill my feet in a day or two of riding. I saw a Prior 4WD 159 yesterday and fell in love. However, from reading the posts here I have discovered that I need to learn alot about how to pick a board for myself and my riding preferences. I ride mostly in Ontario and Quebec so I need something for hardpack and ice, but I do get out West occasionally so I want something that will serve me well in the powder. I am only 5'8" (or is that 4'20"?) and will be 160 lbs by next season (according to the wife). I have narrow feet that are mondo 23 (Mom says it's not true what they say about small feet) My biggest problem with footwear is my high instep and arch which get crushed by the straps on my soft binding set-up, causing fatigue and a desire to ride the lift in the terrain park beside the kids with the funny cigarrettes. SO, where do I start? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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