Thanks for staying with this thread. I really appreciate it, as I'm not getting any bites on the other thread, so you're my life line right now.
I suppose I am wondering, for an all mountain mostly just freerider, what stiffness of boot should I get?
I've been reading a lot about boots on thegoodride.com. They seem to have there "picks" for this year for "All Mountain Freestyle" or "All Mountain": Good Ride Favorite Snowboard Boots
I guess, I'm curious... I read somewhere that any boot gets softer over time. So, getting a medium to hard stiffness boot, seems like a wise idea for me (since I never hit parks). Does this sounds about correct?
What I'm likely to do is go back to the shop that undersold me (for too much money), and have them order the Union Atlas bindings, then I guess find some boots at an alternate location. So I'm focusing my current hunt on the boots them self.
I came from a burton setup that dated to 2003, and I had been using it for about five seasons (didn't go out 2006 or 2007), so having good stuff is really foreign. I just want to make sure my decision will be solid and I will be happy, not facing a hindrance. Those old school Burton boots were pretty stiff, this is why I would prefer a med to hard stiffness.
What do you think for the riding I will do?
Thanks again for your time,