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Old 03-01-2009, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default K2 Darko Access or the Rome Libertine?

Hey all. First post here and I'm sure some of you must be sick with this question but I'm looking at two boots, the K2 Darko Access or the Rome Libertine.

Anyone on here got either boots?

Also which do you think is the best for a new rider (I can do all the basics and some tricks)

I mainly hit parks and freeride.

Thanks all.

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Old 03-01-2009, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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any comments?

Thanks
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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which one feels more comfortable on your foot?
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ummm they are really quite similar for me. The K2 feels very nice and snug but I like the flex of the libertine.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Rome ones do have more flex which will be nice if you get more into park. The Darko are good all-mountain freestyle boots. And it's also which one feels better because 8 hours in uncomfortable boots=
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yer it would be hell. Do you know anyone that has tryed either? I know it varys from boarder to boarder but its always good to hear what some people think. I have read the reviews on buzillions as well but they both seem kind of equal.

I do really like the boa on the K2 even though some people have found it can lead to pressure points. You think that is quite common?

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Old 03-02-2009, 06:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Libertines are mushy by design, Darkos aren't really mushy at all (soft, but enough support). Plus Rome has a history of making subpar boots.

The Access BOA is not for everyone - you might find the lowest part of the lace puts pressure on your arch (the floating tongue guide will not help with this). Also the velcro strap on the liner is too low.

Honestly, if you can, wait until the 2010 K2 boots come out.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Update on it....

Well I got both so I could see which I directly prefered and they are both really nice boots! (which makes it even harder)

In the end I went for the K2s and if anyones quick they can pick up a good deal on some brand new Rome libertines . If not then I'll send it back for a refund.

You guys think I chose ok? I know its all in the feel but the libertines had better leg hold and the K2s had a really snug foot hold.

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