Staying Inbounds or exploring sidecountry? We’ve got the setups for you…
|SkiingInbounds | Nordica Enforcer Boot & Rossignol FKS Binding
When Rossi discontinued the FKS binding in 2007, its fans (Freeriders) who loved its wide footprint and seven points of contact for better control snapped up pairs on eBay… GOOD NEWS! They are back. The Enforcer Boot is its match, both in colour and purpose. Usually only experts with narrow feet can handle a 98mm-wide boot, but now the masses can get to the Enforcers relaxed fit.
|SnowboardingInbounds | Burton Imperial Boot & Burton Prophecy Binding
Mesh-lined and bifurcated by a Y-Shaped support, the back of the Prophecy looks like an Aeron chair and for a good reason, its more ergonomic, and leading to better responsiveness. The lighter, flexible baseplate only adds to the feel.
Burtons Imperial boot improves your agility too, thanks to a dual-zone lacing system.
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|Out of Bounds | Black Diamond Quadrant Boot & Marker Tour F10 Binding
When climbing sidecountry steeps, you feel every ounce of weight. So Marker rebuilt its game-changing Duke binding with aluminium and carbon fibre to create the tour F10, shaving off 2lbs per pair. Black Diamond applied the same ethos to the Quadrant, which weighs just more than 3.75lbs per boot yet is shockingly stiff on downhill’s.
Check out www.blackdiamondequipment.com
|Out of Bounds | Ride Insano Focus Boa Boot & Rome 390 Boss Binding
Few would choose a ski boot over a snowboard boot based on comfort, yet Ride improved the cushiness of its newest footwear by borrowing an idea from the two-plank-set.
The liner of the Insano is heat-mouldable by a shop, meaning you can get a perfect fit with none of the break-in. And Rome’s new 390 Boss binding can be canted to one side, so it adapts to your stance and not vice versa.
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