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Full Tilt Rigid (plastic) vs. Active (rubber) footbeds
Just want to know the difference of feel between th two. It appears teh rigid footbeds are a plastic and the active foogbeds are a hard rubber that look to have a little more support. Has anyone skied both?
Ripped ft's for a bit with the soft rubber footbed and plastic, was also riding some mindbenders this past season with plastic footbeds. Imo i couldn't tell the difference, then again i'm not really sending it off jumps. From a scientific perspective you would get a bit for performance/on snow feel out of plastic board compared to rubber though.
From my experience the polyurethane footboard in full tilts help a bit when you come up short on a jump or anytime landing flat, but I found custom footbeds with the plastic footboard is the best combination. The biggest difference I noticed though is it feels quite different than a typical plastic footboard when it comes to "boot to ski" feel. I can only compare it to skateboarding wearing vans vs. shoes with a big chunky sole. You can feel the board better with Vans, same as with the plastic footboard, I can feel my skis better which personally helps me with edge control on rails.
The rubber ones for sure. I get issues with sore feet when i use the plastic footbeds. I have both and still ski both.
The rubber ones have a shock absorbing quality to them. So if you ever land on something hard there is a bit of a damping effect on them which sends less shock to your heels and helps with the foot soreness. The plastic ones are more like traditional boot boards and offer a more direct boot to ski energy transmission which helps you ski more precisely. I ski both but I’d say if you are going to be jumping or dropping things go soft and if you are going to just hit some rails, carve lines, and look for more precise skiing then go hard.
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