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Old 09-06-2011, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

I am going with a new set up this year and am getting some new boots and bindings. Unfortunately, I did not know enough about the gear then to make a more informed decision, so I am left with the consequences. Last season I rolled my ankle with the boots I have now, so I know that the boots I have now are way too big. With that said, in order to get the right fit with my boots and bindings, which should I buy first to ensure a perfect fit? If I buy my boots first I feel I have the best chance for a perfect fit because that way, depending on the company I can determine if I need a M or L size binding (since I know that it varies between companies). If I purchase my bindings first I feel that I really limit my options with the kind of boots I can buy. I know that a perfect fitting boot is the most important aspect to snowboarding.

If anyone has also been in this situation I appreciate the help!
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Already answered your own question -- good-fitting boots are the most important part.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You seem to have your priorities straight. Well fitting bindings don't mean squat if your feet aren't firmly (and comfortably) in your boots.

Head out to your local shops and start trying on EVERY pair of boots they have. Remember... the boots pack out so make sure to buy a pair that fit snugly.
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Okay cool. It is nice to know that I have the right ideas. Thank you for your help.

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You seem to have your priorities straight. Well fitting bindings don't mean squat if your feet aren't firmly (and comfortably) in your boots.

Head out to your local shops and start trying on EVERY pair of boots they have. Remember... the boots pack out so make sure to buy a pair that fit snugly.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You seem to have your priorities straight. Well fitting bindings don't mean squat if your feet aren't firmly (and comfortably) in your boots.
Binding fit boots, boots fit feet, feet are unique.

Get good boots first and then select a binding.

And has been said on many other threads: "good" boots means "good for you" boots. Doesn't matter that your buddy raves about his boots or a billion pros endorse that boot or you like the color. You're the smart buyer (or the sucker) who has to wear them all day every day.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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And further to that point, make sure you try on the boots in person to ensure a true fit. Head to your shop and bring your riding socks.
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Thanks guys, I will keep all of that in mind.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try on some boots first then select bindings that fit your riding style and try to fit them into the ones that are the most confy and you're ready to shred the mountain. Good luck man !
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