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Old 01-09-2009, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do ya'll recommend? I would say 50/50 park mountain. I would like to keep the price around $200 I just don't want my feet to hurt. Any reccommendations? I'm going to go try on different pairs next weekend. Kind of want to start getting ideas from everyone so i can keep my eyes out. So what do you recommend? Any type of cushions do you think I should purchase?

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To ride 50/50 park mountain you are probably going to want medium flex boots and bindings.

To find the right pair start by trying on as many different brands and models of boots as possible. Make the store attendants work. Everyones feet are different so noone can really recommend you a setup if they dont know a lot more about your feet. And even then it all comes down to you trying them on.To keep costs down look for last years models.

Once you have a pair of boots you like then try to find some bindings that go well with them. Put the boot in the bindings in the store to see if they are a good fit size-wise and that there is a flush fit between boot and highback.

If you buy bindings of the same brand as your boots, they are sure to go well together.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Most bindings are adjustable so you can toy with them until they fit your boot. Boots you'll have to find for yourself; as powderjet said, everyone's feet are different.

For bindings, I suggest K2 Formulas/Sweaters and Rome Targas.

As for cushions... what do you mean? Superfeet?
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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price around 200 a piece or overall setup? gunna be kinda hard even going last years model if you wanna spend 200 all together. I would find something you like and then search the hell outta craigslist.
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price around 200 a piece or overall setup? gunna be kinda hard even going last years model if you wanna spend 200 all together. I would find something you like and then search the hell outta craigslist.
eh i dunno about that. i spent 220 on my celsius boots and flow nxts...its very possible, but im also good at finding the deals lol. the boots are a 200 retail and bindings are a 300 retail...
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Maybe stalk whiskeymilitia for a while
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eh i dunno about that. i spent 220 on my celsius boots and flow nxts...its very possible, but im also good at finding the deals lol. the boots are a 200 retail and bindings are a 300 retail...
give me the deal link on those flow nxts
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You really can't find good stuff if your budget is $200 for boots and bindings together. If that's actually for each, then you have plenty of options

Pick your boots FIRST. Go to local shops and try stuff on. Tighten them up and wear them for awhile. Walk around. After you buy, wear them around the house for awhile and see if any pressure points pop up. Once you're satisfied, then search for a binding.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd say look for boots that fit you with a stiffness of 4-6 and bindings with the same.
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Under $200? My best suggestion is don't snowboard till you have more money. You aren't buying quality boots for less than that. And when you snowboard you do not want to skimp on boots.
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