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Old 09-24-2011, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I'm in the market for some boots and bindings. Got last year's libtech TSX 156 at a steep discount, so I'm excited to buy some great boots and bindings (<$500 combined for sure)...

I'm curious if people feel that riders need to consider boots and bindings together or if they can consider any given combination of the two...

I hear burton boots are great, and rome bindings are the way to go... for instance, should I then worry about which boots and bindings to put together or is the combining irrelevant?


Thanks!

Matt


P.S. kind of irrelevant to the thread, but i'm a freerider.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can consider boots and bindings seperately. However be aware that typically manufactures make their boots to fit their own bindings so sometimes when you switch companies the fit could be a little loose or others that are too tight. I would recommend being at a shop that has a good line up of both. That way you can try out the fit.
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I'd buy the boots first, then worry about the bindings.
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If your looking for a great boot at a great price then check out the ThirtyTwos. They they are comfy, warm, tech sound, and best of all they are about half the price of new burton boots. Snowboarder just did a article in their new Oct issue that might be helpful.... The Snowboarder magazine gave their golden seal of approval to the ThirtyTwo Nima Jalali x Ashbury pro model boots. These babies retail at around $159.99 USD where as similar Burtons run in the $300.00 range. A couple of other good deals in the 2012 boots include....
-Ride Flight- $159.99
-DC Ceptor- $250.00
-Bonfire Blaze- $199.95
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I know this is an old thread, but I'm finally going ahead with my purchase.

BsMcluvinBeach: You listed three boots, each with a wide array of stiffness (out of 10: flight = 3, ceptor = 8, blaze = 5). The boots I had (five year old crappy burtons from the burton outlet near NYC) were really pretty stiff; but why would I want the flights?

Last night, I impulse bought bindings and boots:
Ride LX bindings 2012
and
Forum Antenna 2011

Not only did the shop rip me off on the Antenna ($229USD), but also I'm really not comfortable with the level of flex on those. I can probably get a full refund on both today, but I'm trying to feel out a conclusion...

Should I just stick with the Antenna's, but force them to drop the price to competitive at $140? Or should I rock one of the above three instead? Maybe the Blaze?

Also, it's quite clear in this thread that Union Forces are getting (modestly) the most upvotes.


What do you guys think?


Thanks much!

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Old 11-11-2011, 11:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes you do need to consider boots when you buy bindings. You should buy your boots first with what type of binding you want to ride in mind. Then buy your bindings based on the fit of your boot.
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Thanks for your reply. Considering my current issue... which bindings and boots? And do I really want a stiff boot?

Should I be happy with with the forum antenna? Won't the already soft boot just become more and more soft as time goes on?
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Thanks for your reply. Considering my current issue... which bindings and boots? And do I really want a stiff boot?

Should I be happy with with the forum antenna? Won't the already soft boot just become more and more soft as time goes on?
Depends. How much do you snowboard and what kind of riding do you do?
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I'm in NYC, so no as much as I'd like for sure... heading out west for a week trip, see a trip to NZ in the next few years, as well as general NE weekend trips...

I'm considering about spending $500. Union Atlas and DC Ceptors? I'm really hesitant on the boots, so any input there is would be quite appreciated.
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I personally think good boots are the most essential part of a set up so obviously I'd recommend spending some serious time finding a quality boot that's comfortable and suits your riding style. Is that $500 on boots and bindings? Or an entire board package?
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