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Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 4, 2009 - 10:41am PT
I'm in agreement w/ Steve. I cut up an old kayak hull to make my old Asolo's "Plastic" in '87.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 4, 2009 - 05:16pm PT
You perspicacious dudes are correct in theory but these weren't
no funky home-made lash-ups. They were made by Galibier and called
Rigid Rands. I might own the only pair in the US. Still got 'em and used 'em the last time I went telying! I'll post a pic.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 4, 2009 - 05:43pm PT




Here you can see how beefy they are and why they work so well.
The metal heel piece which nestles down against the mid-sole.
The buckles are also adjustable. This rig turns Asolo 3 pins into edgeing machines. Since they come up behind so far sometimes I just sit back and ski powder like a civilized skier. The duck tape holds on extra padding.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 8, 2009 - 03:34pm PT
Ladies and gents, the $5 upgrade! Asolo Summit outers and the liners and cuffs from pair of Nordica spiral fracture specials, Skiied on this funk for decades! LOL



t*r

Trad climber
high in the sky with the clouds and snow
Nov 8, 2009 - 03:35pm PT
those are boots. crazy boots!
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 21, 2009 - 01:54pm PT
Those boot are classic guys!!!!!

Some Crusty Butte B/C shots during a stormy week:








Backcountry.......does backyard count? circa '80

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 21, 2009 - 02:43pm PT
Pure granolahead funk, to be sure!
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 21, 2009 - 02:46pm PT
Yeah buddy. Forever.
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 22, 2009 - 09:55am PT
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:17am PT
Wow! Totally genius with the boots!


I tele ski, and snowboard, and when it comes to descents in powder, I'd rather be on a snowboard. Problem is, the technology hasn't evolved *enough* for me to plop down another $1500 on a backcountry snowboard setup. I have an old Burton Custom. It sort of works... too heavy on the feet, and I wanted to use it with mountaineering boots, but with the weight and no backing (using race plate bindings), I could barely control it with those mountaineering boots. But it snowboards great with traditional snowboard boots and bindings (still too heavy for going uphill though)


I want a lighter board with clip (race-plate-like) bindings (Voile is now making these), and I want there to be a backing so I can use it with mountaineering boots (not happening yet, though I could use it with randonee boots, which I didn't like).


Needs more (side to side) control/stiffness while skiing (e.g. traversing steep, icy slopes)... the Burton system was pretty terrible at this.


So... I gave up before I really got started, and learned to tele, which I like very much as well.
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:23am PT
I like going places, on these:




But they are hard to turn, when one wants to...
(it was also a bit icy)




Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:40am PT
holy Moley! Reielly, Grossman, far be it from me to preach to the leather clad trads, but they do make plastic boots for that stuff....
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Nov 22, 2009 - 11:28am PT
Credit: TMJesse
Marty D. Cruising spring corn near Carson Pass 1993


Credit: TMJesse
[Re-post] Mr. Timid and Marty that day
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 22, 2009 - 11:32am PT
WHAT a spine back there just begging to be crushed!
matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Nov 24, 2009 - 12:04pm PT
Somewhere in the french alps:

Sometimes the line is good from the very top, knott enough snow this y...
Sometimes the line is good from the very top, knott enough snow this year so we did the red.
Credit: matty

ascending in the alps
ascending in the alps
Credit: matty

about to duck out...
about to duck out...
Credit: matty

Le Banane Couloir <br/>
Le Banane Couloir

Credit: matty

surfing on ice...
surfing on ice...
Credit: matty
Ricardo Cabeza

Trad climber
Warner, NH
Nov 24, 2009 - 01:23pm PT
Cleo,
I wouldn't reccomend anything plastic for your boot setup. You won't get the flex or feel for the board on your descents, at all. Having a feel for or connection with the mt is one of the biggest factors for success.

A split board it really the setup you want to get with for BC snowboarding.

I'm assuming that with the progression of backcountry, there are leather(or synthetic) boots that accomodate crampons.

Otherwise, if you don't need crampons, you don't need stiff boots. Kick steps, it's easy and much more comfortable in cozy snowboard boots than plastics.

Lighter and simpler is better sometimes.

Most of what you're going for ( I assume) is the gnar . Powder couloirs or chutes. Skinning up on a split board will be much easier than walking or snowshoeing.

Just my thoughts.

Best,
Brandon-


EDIT: I just re-read your post and see that you get into some ice against the fall line. My opinion still stands. Yer not gonna die, and the descent will be that much sweeter!
Fogarty

climber
BITD
Nov 24, 2009 - 02:19pm PT
Credit: Fogarty

Teaching my doughter Alexa how to Ski,

She loves to carve the Tele turns now at 16 years young.

Tele'Ho

Every one have a great Thanksgiveng.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 25, 2009 - 06:18pm PT
Jaybro- Right about the time that my granola was getting too stale to work with, I graduated to plastic and big sidecut boards. Took some spectacular dives, at first, when I would angulate hard and fly out over the shovels!!!

Never have put on downhill equipment but I catch all the air that I could want on my long Burton Supermodel.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Dec 2, 2009 - 06:24pm PT





Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Dec 2, 2009 - 06:40pm PT
Dude- are you gettin some into Bear Creek canyon there? Where's that at??????? I see the KYGO sticker, so it's gotta be CO.
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