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Three of skiing’s best sound off about their favorite boots: Seth Morrison, Tom Wallisch & Zach Crist
“These boots allow me to ski the way I do with the lightness and full flex no other boot in the market has. Believe me, I have tried m`any others and they just don’t work for my foot or skiing style. At the end of the day I wish I never tried anything else, it was just a waste of time. Couldn’t be happier that these boots are back and everything on them is exactly the same as they ever were. The ease of set up and fit with the moldable liners saves time at the boot fitters. If Full Tilt ever stops making them, I’ll have to buy the molds and make my own boots!”
“Well… These boots are officially the best boots I’ve ever ridden. If your looking for a pair of boots that you can easily wear as shoes, these are them. So comfortable you won’t even wanna take em off… ever! No more need to worry about shin bang or toe bang! They’re super light, easy to control, and got everything you need without any of the excess baggage. The boots have a relatively soft and flexible shell, and interchangeable tongues for varying stiffness. You can totally customize the boots, making them perform exactly how you want.”
“My favorite part of the FT ski boot is really it’s light weight, it’s like having a pair of running shoes on as opposed to a pair of hiking boots. Especially now with skis getting wider and inherently heavier, to have a boot that’s ligher is a really nice compliment. These boots are comfortable, warm and easy to get in and out of. I’ve been doing this long enough to know that you can’t let your feet get in the way of a good time.”
December’s winner of ‘Show Us Your Boots!’ over at Tetongravity.com could possibly be one of the most creative to date! Did Mitch Jensen just design next year’s boot for us?! Check out his entry below:
The original Hot Dogger.
Ski Boot Features:
Original 3-Meat Design
Medium #6 Premium Beef Frank tongue for maximized flavor
Whole Wheat Bun Bootboard absorbs messes
Stadium Brat Buckles for lightweight on-the-go eating
Classic Yellow Mustard Cables
Although it looks like I’m ready for this ski season, a long day on the slopes sure makes me hungry…and I’d rather have a boot that I wasn’t tempted to eat!
Remember if you think you deserve boots more than Carter Larscheid (winner above), then show us why and submit your own entry at Teton Gravity.
With four jumps and three urban rail features, the men’s freeski slope finals at Breckenridge offered up a challenging course that saw a lot of the top guys struggling to get in a clean first run.
Alexis Godbout hurt himself at the second stop of the Dew Tour last year, but you could tell his injury was behind him with the way he was skiing here in Breckenridge.
“I lost a lot of weight so it’s easier on the body,” Godbout said. “I worked out all summer really hard, rode the bike and everything. So I’m feeling confident and strong and happy.”
He took over the lead in his first run with a score in the 80s, and he was able to improve upon his results and score 87.00 on his next run.
On the higher scoring run, Godbout started with a 2 on disaster 2 out, switch 4 on the rails, a stylish wall ride and he delivered on the last two jumps with a switch misty 9 right dub to a flat 9 dub Japan.
That held on until 17-year-old Nick Goepper dropped in.
His run went like this: switch 2 on blind 2 out on the down rail, to rodeo onto the down box, switch right double 9, into left double cork 10, into back 810 out of the up-rail, into switch left double cork 9, right double cork 12.
That run was a game-changer, and he quickly jumped into first at the time with his score of 88.00. The score held on Tom Wallisch dropped in for his final run. He was low in the ranks after falling on the first run, but he used the disadvantage as motivation.
“I like landing the first one, a little bit of pressure off,” Wallisch said. “But that pressure gets your heart going and the adrenaline is good.”
He delivered on his second with 270 pretzel 270 off into a blind 3 switch-up, switch right 9 high mute, double cork 10 high mute, blind 450 off the wall ride, finishing with back-to-back switch left to switch right double cork 10 Japan grabs.
He was rewarded with a score of 92.75 from the judges, bumping Goepper into second and Godbout finished third.
“The tricks are so crazy nowadays,” Wallisch said. “Everyone’s got a whole bag of double flips. I think it’s going to come down to a lot of technical rails and really clean grabs and clean landings. It’s not really easy to distinguish yourself from the rest of the field because everyone is doing really difficult runs.”
Wallisch has the overall lead heading into next month’s Pantech Invitational in Killington, Vermont. But if today was any indication of the season ahead, there will be a lot of talented guys looking to overtake him.
WATCH TOM’S WINNING RUN ON HIS HOT DOGGERS HERE:
Check out the full interview here
The city big air season started again in Zurich with another title for the Pretzelman, the King of Afterbang.
Tom’s switch backflip got the crowd so crazy that they screamed him to the top of the Crossover Sessions Podium, making him the Crossover.Champ 2010.
During the regular comp Tom could impress the crowd as well as the judges with unbeliveable cork 7’s blunt to truck driver and double cork 10s, so it was a no brainer to give him a spot in the semi finals on Sunday.
Sadly the force wasn’t with him in the semis and he couldn’t get through to the final.
With the Crossover.champ he had his title in the pocket, so he even didn’t stop smiling after that and came by our stand for a signing session.
Here are the first pics from this years Nine Knights event, a invitational session from German FT Rider Nico Zacek.
yoo..loong time no post! but I have just been shredding, beeing sick and hanging out with girlfriend and friends!!….
Right after Andreas Håtveits “BACKYARD BATTLE” was over..me and aleksander aurdal and ole mustad jumped into the car and drove 7 hours to get to Tandådalen in sweden for the “SECONDHANDS GOLDEN AIR!” and Damn! what a show!
I think it was the number one coolest comp I have ever been to… the show was sick…all the light, music, stokeness etc…
we missed the first training but it didnt bother us to much I think..and after a 40 min long Jam Session 4 people qualified for the superfinals and head-to-head..everyone was throwing down and it was one of the highest level skiing comps I have ever been to!…
Aleksander Aurdal, Ole Mustad, Lasse Nyhaugen and Kim Boberg! hehe what a sucsess!..
I met Aleks in the first head to head and moved to superfinals
against Lasse!! he was killing it so hard and stomped his dub cork 12, I tried to do Bio 10 blunt but landed a bit low and hit both my knees up in my mouth again hehe..but its all good!! lasse killed it and won 30.00 swedish kronor , I got 2nd.. and I got a Backpack! yeah!! haha….check out the video:
This Is Kim Boberg, …I have beenhere in the US for about 2 monthsnow…and this is a shortwrap up onwhat I have been up to.
I came here on the 10th of December…to do the open qualifiers for dewtour…the course was super sick…everything was pretty much perfect…except my speed feeling….I took way to much speed on the first jump and went way to big ..so I couldnt stand the landing, and I didnt qualify…so I was really bummed about that….but the first thing I wanted to do after, was just to go out there and shred all day everyday!….and film a bunch so I could show you guys!…here area lot of shots, In the New episode of ”shred n breakfast” so I hope youguys like what we have been doing since I came here
(Dead frozen cows on the back of a truck, thats nothing you see everyday in sweden)
I was super excited about having my Christmas here in the US for the first time …it felt super weird, but at the same time ,super awesome sick ass cool, different but fun…But I wouldnt have done it if my girl friend wasnt with me…so I brought her too (or she brought herself) hehe …so I give Christmas in the US a 8 out of a 10, and christmas in sweden a 12 outof 10!!..hehe…. (anja playing with dawgy dawg on christmas eve). Then we went back to breckenridge for new years!…the full tilt shades was on and yeah I guess you know the rest?
Anja vs. the dog. Guess who won?!
The White Shark, ahh no, it´s Kim…
And after a few days all my homies from sweden, the ”Secondhands” crew came over too , and just a few day safter that all my class mates from Norway came, and also the ”chaozproductions”, included my main man!! AUDUN LINNERUD! A norwegian FULLTILT rider…with way too much style!.. unfortunatly he hurt his heel a bit the first day..but that didnt stop him from coming up to the mountain..he took it easy and filmed us for the last episode of shred n breakfast!! yeah! So we have been filming a bunch!
Thanks and Checkout ”shred n breakfast” to see some skiing from the trip!
You can find the episode here:
And yeah Aspen Open is coming up too before I head back to sweden!..
Take it to Lunch!…./kimboooo
Rocking his new ski shoes Tom Wallisch pretzeled, dub flipped and steezeballed his way to another Dew Tour Stop victory. Nice work! Read the full story on Newschoolers.com and check out his run here: