All-mountain boot/binding recommendations?
I saved up and bought myself a Custom X in the off-season, and I'd like to know if anybody has any recommendations for some good, stiff, responsive boots and bindings that'll last for seasons to come. Money isn't really an issue, but within $300 or so each (on-season prices) would be nice.
Of course, the board's ICS, so if there's any worthwhile Burton EST bindings I should know about, tell me! Otherwise, I've got the baseplates for anything else (unless I'm mistaken and I can't just put an ICS baseplate in any other type or brand of binding).
I've been looking at the Burton Ruler boot, and it looks pretty nice - stiff, comfy, fair price - but I'm very confused about it after reading reviews on different sites.
Actually, I'm confused on just about all snowboard gear after reading so many reviews. Some say it's AWESOME! and some say it SUCKS! but I just say I DON'T KNOW! because I'm too much of a wuss to buy and find out for myself. I'd rather just get it right the first time.
(DISCLAIMER: I like Burton gear, it's been good to me and they seem like a quality brand, but I'm not some kind of Burton-crazy freak man, so please don't label me as such. I'm definitely open to other-brand suggestions. You may really hate Burton. You may have fantasies about rampaging into a Burton factory with a shotgun, huge machinegun or nuclear bomb. And you know what? That's OK. I can go on liking the brand until I have reason not to. But you know what? That's OK, too. Don't worry about it.
Also, this is my first post, and on all forums, always, I say something stupid or post something stupid - this entire post is probably absolutely butt-frickin' retarded - and some forum-nerd man always says something like, "You made and entire thread about THIS?! BAN!" And then I always say, "HOLY FECAL MATTER! SORRY." or "My bad... SORRY." So if this thread sends you into a rage in which you want to get your shotgun and find me, just go outside and walk it off for a little bit, then please come back and give me a helpful reply. I hate it when imaginary people on the internet bring me down and make me feel like an idiot, and it would be awesome if you could please refrain from doing so. Then maybe we could be each other's imaginary friend! Sweet.)
Thanks for the help!
Last edited by Oatmeal; 08-15-2009 at 02:12 AM.