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Alpine vs Freestyle Boots

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Hi Everyone,

 

First thread here so a little bit of background. I ski in the east, Blue Mtn in PA is where I go most but will also ski throughout NY and VT when I take a ride. I have been skiing for 4-5 years, my first 2 years I skied almost twice a week for a few months as I was 30 mins from the mountain (Jiminy Peak) but now I get out far less as im back in NJ and the drive is further. I call myself intermediate for what we have out here.

 

Ive been going into the parks more and more lately. Hitting up to medium sized jumps and trying out easy rails and boxes. Anything with a > 15' gap still intimidates me. I ski 169cm Nordica Soul Riders with Marker Griffon demo bindings. My boots are very cheap that I picked up used years ago, Nordica as well. 

 

My question is being that I need a pair of boots and skis to handle whole mtn and all conditons but at the same time im trying more and more stuff in park every trip should I get freestyle oriented boots or will standard boots still fit the bill? Truthfully I dont even know if there is a big enough difference to matter. As of right now my time is spent maybe 75% all mountain, 25% park. I will never dedicate a whole day to just the park or even venture into half-pipe or crazy aerials. 

 

Tom

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Look at the Dalbello "Lupo"

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That looks like a sweet boot. Once thing im noticing, some boots have three buckles now? More common for a freestyle oriented boot? The boot you mentioned also said it has a more upright stance which makes sense for freestyle. 

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