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Burton Shrinkage tech = Complete bullshit

I have a pair of 2008 Burton Sabbaths size 13 that I bought 2 years ago on sale, this year I picked up a pair of 2014 Burton Rovers with “shrinkage tech”. The two boots are exactly the same length.
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The shrinkage tech doesn't effect the actual foot size, but the footprint. This way you catch less edge while carving.
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The shrinkage tech doesn't effect the actual foot size, but the footprint. This way you catch less edge while carving.
If I put the boots sole to sole they are exactly the same. They both start turning up at the toe in the exact same place. The "footprint" is the same.
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I have two different burton's, one with shrinkage tech and one without. I do notice there is about 10/12ths of an inch difference of the same size
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I have two different burton's, one with shrinkage tech and one without. I do notice there is about 10/12ths of an inch difference of the same size
First off, I have never heard of any one breaking down an inch into 12th's. It should be 16th's. And you would never use 10/16th's it would be 5/8th's. So, from your horrible example I would not trust you to use any kind of measuring equipment.
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Nobody likes shrinkage.............bigger is better.
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I have a pair of 2008 Burton Sabbaths size 13 that I bought 2 years ago on sale, this year I picked up a pair of 2014 Burton Rovers with “shrinkage tech”. The two boots are exactly the same length.
I understand that they are both labeled at size 13 US boots, but I'm curious, are the mondo/Japan sizes listed on the boots the same?

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First off, I have never heard of any one breaking down an inch into 12th's. It should be 16th's. And you would never use 10/16th's it would be 5/8th's. So, from your horrible example I would not trust you to use any kind of measuring equipment.
LOL. Well you still understand what Zone is saying don't you? Yes... it's a little smaller

Who gives a shit if he's using correct fractions or not.
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I have a pair of 2008 Burton Sabbaths size 13 that I bought 2 years ago on sale, this year I picked up a pair of 2014 Burton Rovers with “shrinkage tech”. The two boots are exactly the same length.
I noticed this too when comparing my old boots with new ones that had this great tech. I guess even if it's 1mm smaller they can say it's a smaller footprint. Still I would hope your 2014 boots are at least lighter than your 2008 boots.
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The vast difference in model years is what prompted me to wonder about the mondo sizing. I just wonder if their sizing chart changed since then. I am highly suspect of their charts considering a recent conversation I had on here with Wiredsport. My 09 Burton Boots are listed as a size 15 US, but 31.5 mondo. If you look on a Brannock device, 31.5 is actually more like a size 13 US, which tends to be more along my actual shoe/foot size (I wear 13 wides or 14 regular if I can't find a wide sizing).

Basically, I just wonder if he's comparing apples to apples considering that Burton's boot sizing seems odd to me in general.

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