Feet, prepare to be stoked. Like a gift from the heavens, the top shelf Status boot from DC is all about all day comfort and balls-out performance. It’s the boot of choice for Mr. Travis Rice, which for some is all they need to know. But if you’re like me, it takes more than a pro endorsement to get me in a pair of boots. Let me break it down.
The first thing I noticed was great board feel through the low profile Unilte outsole. Made with a combo of EVA foam, rubber, and a little gel in the heels, it dampened the ride nicely while still keeping me one with the mountain. The dual boa lacing system is amazing. Popping them loose every few chairlift rides, while hiking, or in the tramline ensured my feet stayed happy all day. Another plus is riding with the lower boa tight and playing with the tension of the upper let me really dial in what flex I wanted. Bombing through end of the day chop, I’d crank it up for a super supportive ride. But keeping the top loose made it great for jibbin’ around with tons of freedom for tweeking, while still staying supportive. I also liked the ventilation DC builds into their boots. At first I thought it was a gimmick, but I think the Aerotech system really does keep my feet drier, and therefore a little warmer. My boots are no longer the funk factory chilling in the corner.
There are a few small things I’d like to point out to the potential purchaser. The DC Constrictor design is pretty sweet, keeping the boa hardware on the side of the foot and keeping it clean under the ankle strap while retaining good heel hold. However, after several runs I noticed the lower cables shifted to be maxed out over my instep and loosened slightly around my ankle. This left my ankle with a little slop considering how tight I had the boot. Slednecks, take note that the boa for the lower zone is on the inside of the leg, and could be knocked off while rallying.
Overall, this is a sick all-mountain, destroy-everything boot. DC had been making boots since 1997, and it shows with this high-end boot. I used to say that foot pain and snowboarding went together like peanut butter and ladies, or Chinese food and chocolate pudding, but I stand corrected. This boot has my blessing.
Olympic gold-medalist Joss Christensen took to social media this weekend after being stalked by two females for over three days. The pair of stalkers first approached Joss outside his gym and asked for a picture. The next day he spotted them near his mother's house while he was visiting. The pair then followed the Park City skier back to his cabin yesterday, which turned out to be the final straw. He took to his Instagram to post the following message, urging the females to leave him alone
The 2017 TGR Hall of Fame At the 2017 TGR Family Dinner, co-founders Todd and Steve Jones announced the first round of inductees into the TGR Hall of Fame, bringing back many stoked memories of the incredible work these athletes have done throughout their lives. The inductees and their families were in attendance, receiving a three-night stay at the Teton Mountain Lodge during the world premiere weekend. All three athletes led storied careers, pioneering the world of freeskiing and
It's lunchtime, 1620 metres above sea level in the Top Hut. Above the scuffle of snow boots and jangle of nutcrackers (the standard-issue metal attachment everyone uses to grip the rope tow), benevolent banter fills the building. "You guys here for lunch?" "Picked a great weekend for it! Forecast is for these snow flurries to continue all night..." "Rock n' roll." Wearing harnesses and broad smiles, riders and sliders mingle in the kitchen, reception/dining/bar area and lounge as warm