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by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 16 August 2012, 21:36
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 2013 Deeluxe hardboot model "Free69"
Replies: 5
Views: 5648

Re: 2013 Deeluxe hardboot model "Free69"

Good to see they've noticed the "free carve" market potential.
by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 16 August 2012, 21:32
Forum: Forum auf Deutsch
Topic: Neues Video Laydown Snowboard Team
Replies: 2
Views: 2483

Re: Neues Video Laydown Snowboard Team

I like Mani's style, the usage of the terrain variation. Especially at 1:00 sharp!
by Transistor Rhythm
Sunday 20 May 2012, 22:21
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: help with pomas and t bars
Replies: 18
Views: 8533

Re: help with pomas and t bars

We're all still learning, this is something that I still must learn when I get to steeper terrain. Still I feel I'm improving.

Oh, and the Argentina trip still seems to be happening, but I think I'll have to leave my gear and rent something there locally....
by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 17 May 2012, 9:36
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: help with pomas and t bars
Replies: 18
Views: 8533

Re: help with pomas and t bars

Maybe you use your hardboots stiffness to keep the board on angle instead of using your ankles. This is not a problem if you do it on an easy slope, but once you return to the steeps you will fail in hardboots too. So on heelside, pull your toes toward you, and on toeside, push them away from you. T...
by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 19 April 2012, 15:21
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Asking for Advice in choosing the right Gen4 EC, thanks!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 8819

Re: Asking for Advice in choosing the right Gen4 EC, thanks!

I think this advice only holds when comparing 175M to 175H, not when comparing shorter to longer boards. Due to decreased length, you need more stiffness to hold same weight over a shorter length.
by Transistor Rhythm
Wednesday 18 April 2012, 13:12
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Asking for Advice in choosing the right Gen4 EC, thanks!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 8819

Re: Asking for Advice in choosing the right Gen4 EC, thanks!

You could even buy your new boots in Sölden. In several stores! Hardbooters mecca!
by Transistor Rhythm
Wednesday 18 April 2012, 11:28
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Asking for Advice in choosing the right Gen4 EC, thanks!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 8819

Re: Asking for Advice in choosing the right Gen4 EC, thanks!

I think Raichle boots are relatively long compared to mondo size, while Head and especially UPZ boots are much shorter. And since they're 123's they should be pretty old and worn by now. So if you switch to UPZ boots you might shave off another 1-2 cm of effective boot length. Don't think the 175 wo...
by Transistor Rhythm
Tuesday 10 April 2012, 8:36
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: It actually worked!!
Replies: 70
Views: 22822

Re: It actually worked!!

If you unweight the board by pulling the board towards you, you can always control it easily. You see it in the push-pull demonstration just before making the turn in order to flick the board over to the other side. It's the crucial thing to do to make such easy looking smooth turns.
by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 5 April 2012, 14:22
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New swoarder.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3769

Re: New swoarder.....

Transistor Rhythm - what do you mean by modify boots? Are the stock race boots no good? And are they now longer making race boots (your comment about being the last chance to buy new)? HEAD stopped making these boots a few years ago. If you leave them as-is they are really stiff boots, and aren't u...
by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 5 April 2012, 8:38
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New swoarder.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3769

Re: New swoarder.....

HEAD (or the older Blax) boots are wide boots. I've bought a new pair from Blue Tomato and they're super tight yet I can walk around in them all day closed down. But they definitely need some work before they really work well for EC! Either modify them or buy something else! This season is probably ...
by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 22 March 2012, 17:09
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: It actually worked!!
Replies: 70
Views: 22822

Re: It actually worked!!

OK maybe I didn't understand you so well! :)
Abrax wrote:Its a very solid amount of knowledge but in general we should aim in 50-60/45-55 angles with a hard board and in 15-20/30-40 while on softboots.
I would suggest a beginner to start with those angles too :bravo:
by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 22 March 2012, 16:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: It actually worked!!
Replies: 70
Views: 22822

Re: It actually worked!!

Hi transistorR Yes people's enthusiasm is infectious. Are you near lots of snow? I'm stuck with fridge for summer but better than nowt :) I am obssessed with this ec stuff. I'm sure i'm not alone :D I'm in Sölden now :pray2: so I really could go out this morning and do a few carves on my Swoard aft...
by Transistor Rhythm
Thursday 22 March 2012, 6:20
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: It actually worked!!
Replies: 70
Views: 22822

Re: It actually worked!!

Very cool to read your enthousiasm! Makes me want to go out boarding even more today! I never understand why everybody gets set up in duckstance nowadays, I don't see so many people end up doing park or pipe so why torture beginners with that stance? It also reminds me to do some more rotational dri...
by Transistor Rhythm
Wednesday 4 January 2012, 22:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Which boots?
Replies: 46
Views: 25540

Re: Which boots?

If you go to Soelden, you can try on all brands and types of boots. Lots of stores still sell hardboots there.

Get the ones that fit best. Only the Deeluxe 325 and 225's should be avoided I think, all other boots are or can be made into good boots.