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 Post subject: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:25 pm 
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To all my fellow snowboarders (and I guess you skiers too):

It's that time again in which I need to buy myself a new pair of boots and I was hoping some of you could provide some tips and insight on pairs in which you think are great.

Now, I'm really looking for something that will keep my ankles pretty secure. In the last ten years or so of riding, I've noticed that the muscle right above my right ankle (I ride regular) seems to swell up after each day of riding. As you can imagine, it hurts pretty bad. I can't seem to find a pair of boots that fit just right and provide enough stability to keep my feet nice and comfy. I'm willing to drop a decent amount on boots as they are the most important piece of equipment.

So, please, any recommendations would be most excellent.

Thanks all!

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:06 pm 
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I'm on my 2nd set of ThirtyTwo TM-Two's and have no complaints. Fairly stiff boot for freeriding, but not the stiffest in their line so it would do well in the park too if you were going big. Probably not the best call if you're a jibber, but I wouldnt know since I leave the rails and jibs for the kids.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:42 pm 
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Silly 6ix, jibs are for kids… :D NOT… they are still fun as hell even if your post 40 but enjoyed that style your whole life (since 84)… That being said I ride loose Burton Ambushes currently but 32 makes a stiff boot indeed, I have had a few pairs… just to restricting for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:22 pm 
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To me the boot binding interface is also super important. Burtons fit me the best, I usually run Ions, am in the SL10 now. But I really like the way they fit into the Cartel bindings. I tried other bindings and the gapping and bunching was obvious.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:48 pm 
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PE I rode Burton boots for ever and had no issues, then they changed some things.

I have a ruptured achilles tendon on my front foot, and when they changed things
I had to duct tape my ankle and tendon to get through the day.

Then I went to Salomon Malamutes on Snowboard247,and SurfnSnowboards Recommendations.

This is a stiff boot and I need the extra support, but they are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn.

So take a look at Salomon Boots also.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:31 pm 
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I've been riding with Burton Triads for the last three to four seasons (which I don't think are even manufactured anymore). Also been contemplating switching over to a brand new pair of Cartels

I'll check our all of the above recommendations. Thanks all and keep them coming

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Hey Malolo, did you used to ride the boots with the PU (hard foam) liner? If you dug those, I have some older boots with those liners you're welcome to. Size 10.5 and those things never break down.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:24 am 
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PE

Thanks for the offer but I like my Salomons, what year Cartels you rocking.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Malolo wrote:
PE

Thanks for the offer but I like my Salomons, what year Cartels you rocking.


Bought '13's. I sized down to mediums after I went down to size 10 boots. Tried to put my size L highbacks on them but no go. Still dig them.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Thanks PE, back to the Boot Recommendations….


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