Couple of new things from Jeremy Jones this month. First up his new pro model boot from ThirtyTwo. There are only a handful of other splitboard specific boots on the market – check out Deeluxe and Fitwell – so this is a welcome addition.
The MTB has some interesting new features over and above what is on offer from those other manufacturers. The Boa controlled walk mode looks particularly cool for skinning over long flat-ish sections of terrain and it was only a matter of time before snowboard boots adopted the zippered gaiter seen on so many mountaineering boots these days. It should work to keep feet drier and warmer and stop the laces getting iced up.
The MTB’s have also got a Vibram sole unit for better grip on rock than a trad snowboard boot sole along with being crampon compatible too. If they have a neat toe area and standard size footprint (unlike some similar existing crampon compatible boots that can feel clunky to wear) they could be a winner. Although to be fair the new Deeluxe Spark XV has a reduced footprint size this year and look pretty nice too.
More info over at ThirtyTwo.com.
Next up is Jones’ new book ‘No Words For The Way Down’. Published with long time collaborators Teton Gravity Research, the book appears to be a kind of journal of Jones’ experiences whilst filming the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy. It includes unpublished images and, in the case of the limited edition Blu-Ray, unseen footage from trilogy too. It’s available to buy over on the TGR website.