You go off some pretty gnarly things on the Asmo, and Bode can do big kick flips on his, how do they work? Do some of them have magnets in the traction pads?
Well Bode is just sick on his own and didn’t use magnets at all. We started with the magnets a few years ago as it helps hitting jumps when there is already a track. In fresh pow you get a little pop like in water with a surfboard as there is a little rebound when you push the board in but hitting stuff a few times you lose that so we started f*cking around with that. The setup is that there are metal stripes in the pad and magnets in your boots. They don’t need to be strong so you can get away easy for one foots and such things but strong enough that the nose doesn’t drop away. For flips I’m not really sure if they are good, I did the kickflip with and without, for example the one in absinthe’s i think it was “nowhere.” I didn’t use them and then for another one had them. For a lot of things they really do help though and the most jumps you see would be probably pretty hard to do without. For regular riding like in Baldface this year were we had some sick sessions i didn’t use them as it’s kind of nice to not have them and it’s hard to fit them in Sorels which are the nicest boots to shred in.
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