Dialed for freestyle progression.
Sitting at the forefront of freestyle progression with its mind-boggling array of terrain parks, Big Bear Mountain is the saving grace for SoCal riders seeking a snowy refuge from the craziness of Los Angeles. Seeing its prominence in the freestyle riding scene, ThirtyTwo decided to pay tribute to this freestyle Mecca with the TM-Three Bear Lace Snowboard Boot.
It's based on the newest TM-Three by ThirtyTwo, offering a premium fit and medium level of response for hitting everything on the mountain without compromising comfort or support. This means you can drop into snowy trees on powder days and lap the park non-stop in typical sunny SoCal conditions. You can customize its flex and feel with the optional Recoil Flex Inserts, which provide additional support and stiffness when necessary. Another cool feature is the EXO Armor shell for a rugged construction that won't break down, even when you're riding well over 100 days every season.
Perhaps its most noticeable feature is the addition of ThirtyTwo's most premium Elite liner for the best characteristics of irritation-free comfort and support. This type of liner is usually reserved for high-end freeride boots, meaning it's highly resistant to packing out and wraps your foot with its foot-conforming Intuition foam. It's built a bit taller with a special harness that really locks down your heel and ankle, as to prevent heel lift when you're blasting around the mountain at higher speeds.
- Premium all-terrain freestyle boot inspired by Big Bear Mtn
- Medium flex with Recoil inserts for additional support
- Traditional laces with Heel Hold System for locked-down fit
- EXO Armor shell prevents breakdown over the entire season
- Elite liner is the highest end liner in ThirtyTwo's line
- STI Energy Foam provides responsive cushioning underfoot
- Level 4 molded footbed with customizable arch support
- Performance Rubber Sole ensures aggressive grip
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- Q & A
$449.95? So far disappointed
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
"EXO Armor shell prevents breakdown over the entire season." Rode mostly backside at Stevens Pass today from 0900-1530; got about 15 runs in (crowded) and the Bear Lace has already torn. I've been riding in a 2007'ish pair of Lashed boots that I paid roughly $180 for brand new and they've taken 10 years to wear down. I have Burton P1 Speed Zone bindings and they don't have anything especially jagged where this tear occurred. For the price of these boots, I am highly disappointed in their durability. Backcountry has EXCELLENT customer service and I have no doubt they'd refund me, but I'd like to speak with the manufacturer directly before returning to see if others have had the same experience. A return is great but if the boots keep tearing, what's the point of getting the same boot? I've included pictures of both the Lashed and Bear Lace for comparison.
The last boot you will ever need
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
First off, this is not a boot for beginners. Intermediate to advanced at least. Now that we have that out of the way, I freakin love these boots. The outershell is basically bulletproof, the thermal moldable liner is a new material that wont break down as quickly as well as being super comfortable. I heat molded them first then took them out and they were instantly comfortable. You have 3 different arch supports to choose from depending on your foot, as well as two different sized ankle hold inserts that go into the liner. The outer shell will also hold up longer and not break down and get soft as fast. The flex inserts are an amazing addition as well! I take them out when I'm riding in the the resort and then put them in when i need something stiffer for the backcountry. Doesn't matter what type of boarder you are, as long as you arent a beginner; These boots will be great for you because you can customize them for a different type of ride so easily.