So i have a Nidecker Proto 168, and a pair of Raichle deeluxe boots.
Cant find the specs for the 168, but
Looking to update.
I have ridden since about 94 always in hard boots. Love the feel of a carve, but live down in Australia, and there is not a whole lot of room on our mountains. I'm 6'1" 190lbs
edit: my first board, was a mistral x59, rode that till it broke a couple of years ago.
Couldn't be bothered (maybe too old) to learn any sort of trick riding, so will stick with a forward stance. I ride a mix of groomed and all terrain (trees etc) mainly with skiers, not boarders.
So my questions are, is anyone familiar with this board above, and can suggest something that is similar on the market today.
Are there any soft boots that feel even close to hard boots? What are the UPZ ATBs like, can they be modded as step-ins? Or should I stick with my deelux's, which feel OK, but are a bit uncomfortable sometimes for no apparent reason.
One deciding factor will be shipping to Aus, there is absolutely no hard boot presence down here.