Practicing both disciplines, hardboot carving and soft boots freeriding is technically very enriching:
Gathering all these qualities together allows a faster learning curve because the rider doesn't remains the "prisoner" of a unique vision of snowboarding.
Every windsurfer or kitesurfer chooses the most suitable gear to the day conditions. Why wouldn't a snowboarder do the same?
Don't delude yourself, most of the days of a winter season find mainly hard or icy snow conditions... But when the powder is there, no hesitation: soft boots and a freeride board!
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