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A Handshake with the Mountain

A Handshake with the Mountain

By: Richie

There are some uncomfortable feelings in the world of snowsports that are easily avoidable. Why compromise your day gliding through the sweetest snow when your boots are uncomfortable? Imagine a sloppy hand-shake with the mountain, it leaves you with an awkward feeling and it’s downhill from there. That feeling of slop is exactly what I feel when my boots need to be replaced. Fortunately there is a solution to get a better feel for the mountain and make sure your relationship with it is a positive one. 

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It is crucial that every part of your foot is supported so that you can transfer movements to your equipment. The age old cause and effect methodology stands true here. If you make an adjustment with your lower leg, there needs to be a direct response to your board. To ensure this, a perfect mould of my foot was made to ensure the footbed would match perfectly to my hobbit-feet. 

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It is always a pleasure to meet up with Kazu at the Wanaka store and help me with my boot fit. Because I spend approximately 25 hours a week in my boots, mostly on Treble Cone, having a simple yet effective approach to making sure I never get pressure points is important to me. Kazu chose a snowboard boot specific inner sole for me and the fitting took place. 15 minutes later I knew that I was going to get the most out of my new Solomon Malamute boots and my ‘hand-shake’ with the mountain would be a pleasure… Bring on tomorrow!

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The Bike was Great!

The Bike was Great!

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I had the pleasure of using the Specialized Stumpjumper 29er on the Millennium Track here in Wanaka. After owning only 26 inch rim mountain bikes, I have finally been converted!

SPECIALIZED 2016 STUMPJUMPER FSR COMP 29 MOUNTAIN BIKE Outside Sports NZ

Up until recently, the larger rim bikes’ overall length was too much for my favourite X-country tracks like Deans Bank & around the switch backs by the lake. The larger rims rolled effortlessly and the Stumpjumper was short enough to handle the technical corners. The SHRAM gears shifted smoothly - not just because they were clean! Many of the cables are tucked away nicely inside the durable frame which is reassuring to avoid snags for transporting the bike and riding in the bush.

By far the easiest dual suspension bike I’ve ridden up hill. It’s great to know shock technology has come this far. This bike has truly become the best choice for versatility around all my favourite trails here in the Queenstown Lakes area. 

Head to Outside Sports Wanaka and Queenstown for the latestest range of Specialized Bikes to buy, rent and demo.

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