The Boot: Prime
Availiable sizes: Mens 6-13
32's top shelf boot The "Prime" is not for the faint hearted. Made for people that ride really really fast and need A good stiff all mountain or freeride/big mountain boot. Its a traditional lace boot comparable to the Burton Driver X and Salomon Malamute. The Prime has replaceable cages that add a little stiffness and response to the boot. The articulating cuff will keep the stiffer flex preserved longer than a boot without it. The Sole cushioning isn't super soft but very damp. Our 3-D Molded Tongues wrap your foot for easier lacing, improved fit and heel hold. This design also gives us the ability to control the stiffness of each model for customized flex and improved responsiveness. If you like to go fast and have easy turn initiation this is a very solid choice. 32 also makes boots that are a little wider so if you have wide feet they are worth considering.
This board here is the Ride DH. It's a jump slayin', ollie crackin', park stompin' machine! It's a true camber board which means it is responsive edge to edge, stiffer nose to tail for more pop for higher ollies and built to stomp landings. The trend in snowboard technology right now is rocker or reverse camber. Companies are saying rocker is where it's at, everyone's riding rocker, and some board manufacturers have moved to complete rocker line-ups. DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!!!! Ask any pro riding in the Dew Tour or X-games slope styles what camber their boards are and your going to find that 98% of them are throwing down on camber boards. Ask Sebastien Toutant what he thinks of this board and you will see what I mean. So while your broa might be slipping out of landings left and right, doing three foot high nose presses and claiming that their new banana boards "so tight bro." you'll be getting hollar'd at by all the ladies from the chair when your double corking pass them.
Sizes: 153, 155, 157, 159
The Boot: Forum the Tramp size 10.5 in Black gummer
Available Sizes: US Men's size 7-13
Flex: Perfect stiffness and flex right out of the box. The tweaker cuff and shell construction make this freestyle boot move with you so you can tweak the hell out of any grab you like, and still remain comfortable. Traditional lacing on this boot means you can tighten each zone precisely to your comfort and flex settings, and the boot looks like a skate shoe. So clean.
Comfort: FGel under the feet provides all the cushioning you need to overshoot jumps and ollie huge stair sets to flat. The liner and footbeds are very comfortable and form fitting right out of the box and I have found no pressure points whatsoever after a week of riding. The first pair of boots that I ever enjoyed wearing on the very first day. Scout's honor!
Smell Factor After A Week Riding Everyday: Surprisingly very low.
The Binding: Forum Shaka size L in Oil Spill
Available Sizes: Medium, Large
Flex: Not too stiff but still very supportive. Great freestyle feel doesn't hinder anything you want to throw in the park. The Hinge disk offers un-paralleled underfoot flex, and this is very awesome and very noticeable. Cheers to ingenuity!
Customization: Pretty much anything you want to do from highback rotation to baseplate adjustment, and customizable freestyle straps to tool free ankle and toe strap adjustment is possible here. It only took about 5 minutes to fully customize both bindings to perfectly fit my boots, and the tool-less adjustment feature of the straps is awesome on the hill.
Comfort: The EVA footpads with gel in the heel and toe are the business! They really help on those heavy landings and to minimize the feel of any chatter you might have while bombing down runs. Softer foam on the inside and harder foam on the outside give the feet a very comfortable stance position, and also help cushion as well. A great, all around solid feeling freestyle binding with cool sayings like "Stinking. Drinking. Thinking." on the straps. Can't go wrong!