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Question for the pro's regarding setup after retiring my old clicker/hard boot setup

I've had an older morrow 156 board with clicker bindings and hard boots for around 5 years or so. I would consider myself intermediate to advanced skill wise. I've just bought a used 2006 Burton custom 158 (I know, everyone hates burton), and was wondering which bindings and boots I should shoot for, given how stiff the hard boots and binding set up was that I'm used to. I'd prefer it to be all burton if possible and was thinking Triad's for bindings and possibly the ion's for boots but wanted to get the opinions of the experts?

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K2 never made a hard boot for clickers so unless you have plates you just had step in boots.


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You probably want to go with Burton binders since you are on a Burton board. There are companies that have paid for the license to us the 3d pattern, but not a ton of them have. As far as the boots go. Burton boots have a rep of breaking down quicker and being softer than a lot of their counter parts from other companies. If the boot fits you great, then fine, but you certainly don't need to stick to only Burton boots. In fact I would consider it a huge mistake to stick with them if the boot doesn't fit your foot well. This is where the brick and mortar store should make a difference. I would go to your shop and try several different boots from 3-4 companies. Don't bother with DC boots, they kind of suck. Vans, Salomon, K2, Celsius, and even big B make good boots. Regardless, try a few pairs on from different companies to find out who fits your foot best.
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K2 never made a hard boot for clickers so unless you have plates you just had step in boots.

I think he's referring to the internal highback step in boots of those days had. They were definitely stiffer than your high end free ride boot.
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Aahh you are right, they are step in boots. I just had the round plate with the metal loop in the front I'd hook the metal piece into on the bottom of the front of my boot, then step down and it would click in place. I bought the setup form a friend years ago. they don't flex much at all, so I figured I would shoot for a stiffer binding/boot setup since thats what I'm used to allready.

If its not too big of a deal to not have burton boots with the bindings then I will do some looking around. I was a bit afraid that if I didn't get the burton boots then I would have issues with the fit with the bindings, since I've never rode with the straps/soft boots.

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all that matters with the boots is that they fit right, don't worry about brand or flex or anything, just get ones that fit, read the sticky at the top of the page

almost everyones bindings are compatible with the burton 3 hole pattern now.
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