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Driving in snowboard boots, tried it?

Just wondering how much suck it does to drive in snowboard boots. I got a big SUV so got plenty leg room for boots.
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I've driven from a friends house north of Rutland to Killington (about 25-min) and it wasnt terrible. Once you get a feel for the gas and brake its just like driving with any other shoe/boot. if you have them tightened up and ready to jump out the car and hit the slopes it may be a bit more difficult for ankle movement.
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Just wondering how much suck it does to drive in snowboard boots. I got a big SUV so got plenty leg room for boots.
I don't know..... maybe put your boots on and drive? Let us know how it goes! If you could write a review that would be great as well, possibly a GoPro edit if you have time??
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It sucks, like really bad. That being said I still do it quite a bit... If you don't lace them up it helps but make sure you tuck your laces in if you do this. I've had them snag on a hook of my other boot while trying to stop and that was no fun.
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So can someone explain to me WHY you would even want to drive your car in snowboard boots? Does everyone not own a pair of regular walking boots or something? LOL
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So can someone explain to me WHY you would even want to drive your car in snowboard boots? Does everyone not own a pair of regular walking boots or something? LOL
You nailed it. Whats the purpose of a boot if you can't snowboard in it
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Yeah it does suck especially if you drive a stick. I've done it in my old golf and only because we parked at a lift that decided they are not going to open. I had my gear on and only had to drive a few minutes so I kept them on. It's not impossible but I wouldent want to drive the hour it usually takes with boots on.
I imagine a big automatic truck would be fine tho.
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every damn day, no problems a'tall
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Yeah it does suck especially if you drive a stick. I've done it in my old golf and only because we parked at a lift that decided they are not going to open. I had my gear on and only had to drive a few minutes so I kept them on. It's not impossible but I wouldent want to drive the hour it usually takes with boots on.
I imagine a big automatic truck would be fine tho.
Yup I drive a tiny manual s10 pickup. Playing with all the pedals in boots is a little like Russian Roulette but it makes the drive interesting right?
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So can someone explain to me WHY you would even want to drive your car in snowboard boots? Does everyone not own a pair of regular walking boots or something? LOL
too much work to change.
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