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whatupdet 06-03-2013 12:48 PM

Bindings before boots?
 
Hi all,

I bought my first snowboard recently, Ride Wild Life Wide and as I see sales online of 30% off I was going to get myself Burton Mission bindings. I don't own boots yet, was planning on getting them in the fall. Am I making a mistake? I've read I should get boots first then try different bindings with the boots on but as our selection here of B&M stores is depleted I would have to wait until the fall.

Thoughts?

Alkasquawlik 06-03-2013 12:55 PM

What size foot are you?

Generally it's recommended to wait to buy bindings until you have boots, because there may be some issues getting a proper fit, but 90% of the time, your boot is going to fit into a binding. Especially now that the vast majority of bindings are totally adjustable, you should be fine. The only issue you may run into is if your foot/boot size is between Burton's binding sizes (ie you could either be a M or a L).

Some Guy 06-03-2013 12:58 PM

If you are in one of those weird sizes that falls in between two sizes, sounds like a good idea to buy boots first. If you are around the middle, then I don't think it will be a problem, but I'm not even pretending to be an expert. I personally would try to get boots first. Not all boots are created equally.

whatupdet 06-03-2013 01:02 PM

I'm a size 13 (might fit a 12-12.5 depending on make) so I'll definitely be fine with a L binding and from the couple of sites I looked at their selection of size 13 boots are pretty limited which is why I wanted to get bindings first.

Anaru 06-03-2013 04:40 PM

U mean XL bindings?

bseracka 06-03-2013 06:54 PM

Given your foot size and depending on boot maker and reduction tech you will probably fall in between sizes. I'd suggest waiting on bindings until you get a properly fitted boot.

Alkasquawlik 06-03-2013 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bseracka (Post 973641)
Given your foot size and depending on boot maker and reduction tech you will probably fall in between sizes. I'd suggest waiting on bindings until you get a properly fitted boot.

Seriously?

With a size 12-13 boot, he is going to fit into whatever the largest size binding the company makes (whether that's a L, XL, or L/XL from the manufacturer).

whatupdet 06-04-2013 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anaru (Post 973497)
U mean XL bindings?

I've only looked at Burton and Ride bindings and was leaning towards the former and their sizes are only S/M/L with L being 10+, whereas the Ride have M/L/XL with XL being 11+.

Alkasquawlik 06-04-2013 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whatupdet (Post 974065)
I've only looked at Burton and Ride bindings and was leaning towards the former and their sizes are only S/M/L with L being 10+, whereas the Ride have M/L/XL with XL being 11+.

You will fit into L Burton bindings, you will just need to tweak/adjust them to fit your boot once you take them out of the box.

whatupdet 06-11-2013 12:19 PM

I have one final question, I'm about to place an order and I came across another site which are selling the Burton Malavita for the same price as the Mission but I don't know how responsive or soft I want my bindings? Thoughts? If it helps, I'm a beginner and will not be attempting a half pipe any time soon.


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