I wanted to inform you of our new website, which is finally finished and was uploaded last night.
Under the category of .951 "Bindung und Schuh Einstellgung" (Binding and boot settings) we have our recommended setup.
Greetings from Switzerland ... Jennifer
Been using the Thirst 8RW this season for GS racing and carving this season. This season is my first racing Slalom and Giant Slalom, I have been riding soft boot racing boards for the last decade. I have ridden all the super expensive boards out there, I even regretfully own a couple of them. The first day I rode the Thirst 8RW it held a better edge than any of my other boards. Every time I go out on the 8RW I find a new gear and I go faster than the time before. I raced the 8RW on Presidents day at White Pass in a GS race. I won two gold medals and the Thirst board was amazing! I would race this board at any level of competition. I qualified for Nationals at Copper Mtn. I hope to go but I'm still trying to figure out if I can. The Thirst board that I'm borrowing has more power than my Donek and holds a better edge than my Kessler. If your wanting a high end board with a ton of power the 8RW is the one.
Let me introduce myself shortly: I'm Tim, mid twenties, Dutch, one-week-a-year freerider. As a job I work with bicycles and for a hobby I like working on cars. Classic Volvo's to be precise.
When boarding I like speed. A lot of guys like kickers and parks, but I like cruising or high speed long turns. Sounds like carving. I've always liked the look of hardbooters.
Now, a couple of days ago I was a second-hand shop and I found a board. I bought it because it appeared to be my size. With it, I got some question marks.
First: the bindings.
They are burtons but the only thing I could find was the brand. I have no clue what type. Do they need 'special' shoes from the same era as the bindings or do modern hardboots fit? Could ski-boots fit?
Then the board: Its from 1998, that's how much I know. Is this a known board?
Underneath the rear binding was a plate which was canted. I haven't seen this earlier. Could someone explain to me why?
As you might notice I would really like to learn more. I would also like to get out and ride this pretty piece of vintage!
Kind regards, Tim.
Looking to sell these 27 mondo RCRs from last season, as you can see they are in great shape with just some minor cosmetic wear and tear after one season of use. If you are not familiar with RCRs they are a stiffer race version of the RC 10 and are the same bottom section but with the stiffer tongue and cuff and have the extra upper support with the "spoiler" and the booster type buckle. I bought them without liners (I use intuitions) but I do have some old foam liners (from another upz boot) that I can include if someone needs that.
I've been riding these boots for longer than I care to admit; bought them new in the mid-90's and the liners are finally starting to fall apart. Nothing else has ever broken on them; the buckles, straps, and all shell components are still functional. Quite impressive actually, they've probably got 400+ days on them.
I'm guessing this was a UK 7 given the size markings stamped inside the shell, and since I wear a size 7-1/2 or 8 US Men's shoe that seems to be about right, but realize that some manufacturer's boots fit larger or smaller, so I'm looking for the modern equivalent of my 20+ year-old Raichle hardshells...
Measured my foot for mondo sizing as recommended on a few posts I've seen, 26.2cm which translates to a mondo 26. Confirms the guess about the stamped sizes being UK sizing.
So I know my size in the modern age, but what about stiffness and fit?
The Raichles came with grey and black tongues, found the grey too stiff, I only freeride all-mountain, no gates in the last 15 years. Even when I ran gates the black tongues were a better match. Still weigh the same, 180 lb .
If these old beaters fit my feet for so long, would I be more of a candidate for Deeluxe or UPZ's?
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