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.
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).
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.
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.
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.