.[sanhedrin].At what ° ROM would you no longer consider it an apres ski? 40°= Walk ??
When talking about ROM, there are some important distinctions to make/be aware of.
1. does the mechanism actually lock the cuff and shell together, or does it merely prevent rearward cuff movement? Many alpine brand's boots function like this, and they ski poorly as a result. Definitely more of an "apres" mode.
2. most companies measure their total possible cuff ROM by forcing the cuff beyond any realistic or achievable position while actually touring. For example, some brands claim 40° but once you put a liner and leg in the boot you can barely get more than 20°. If any of you have tried on different models side-by-side, you'll know what I mean.
3. while total cuff ROM is cool to talk about, what's more important is the quality of that movement. A brand might legitimately offer 50° but if the cuff slides up and down a metal bar or if the cuff rivets are pressed together too tightly, then it will feel like garbage or at least robotic.
safarisamMy boot has 74* for example.
One of the goals of Backland was to make sure we addressed each of the above points. And make it fully serviceable & easily replaceable should anything go wrong.