K2 boots + other questions
1) I just got some new boots and was wanting some opinions before stickin' with them. They are the K2 Tracker (Dual) BOA Focus (size 13). I tried them on in-store and they felt pretty comfy, and the Dual BOA tech is really nice (up front at least). I've heard different things about BOA, so I was just wondering if I should stick with them or go o.g. with laces. Also, if anyone has recommendations for another model or different brand even, I'm all ears. I only go boarding 1-2 weeks a year, so I don't really need to drop the cash to have superb gear. Keepin' it under $200 feels about right.
2) My board and bindings got ghetto. I'm 6'2", about 175 lbs, and wear a 13. My board is an '06 Burton Baron 157. That's not terribly short, but I feel I need a 162 or somethin since I kinda ride all over the place. As for my bindings, somewhere along the line some joker put two left-footed bindings (Cartel) in the box and I didn't notice this till it was too late. I've ridden that setup a few times and it wasn't horrible, but it could have been better. So I'm not sure if I want to try and get a new setup because I don't ride that often, but when I do I don't want it to be problematic. If I did get new gear, I was lookin' at a Rome Manual 162 with Burton, Ride, or Rome bindings, preferably 07/08 stuff to save some money. What do ya think?