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Tranceaddict 05-22-2014 04:16 AM

Burton Ruler vs Ambush vs Ion
 
I just got into snowboarding but am a quick study. After three sessions I was already hitting black diamonds at my local resorts. I used only rentals before. I just bought a 2014 Burton Custom cambered 163cm board and large Cartel Restricted EST bindings. I just now need a pair of boots. I will be mostly riding All mountain with maybe some jumps and half pipe down the road.

Out of those boots I can get the Ruler and Ambush for about $170CAN and the IONs for around $320. Are the IONs worth the extra money? Will the Ambush be too soft? Are the Rulers inferior in build quality? Any personal input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Lamps 05-22-2014 10:51 AM

This is really a personal preference thing - any of those could be a good match for your setup.

I have had several pairs of Ions, really like them. If money is at all an issue then I'd say go with rulers, which was my first boot, I prefer the stiffer Ion, but at half the price it's hard to say the ion is worth double, especially if you're still learning.

My view is that boots wear out after 40-50 days so keep that in mind, if you're on the hill a lot you'll be buying another pair each season. Others keep their boots longer, again it's a preference thing.

Jason913 05-22-2014 02:41 PM

i like my rulers. 15 days on them- comfortable, seem to be well made, good lacing system... mid stiff

Tranceaddict 05-22-2014 09:43 PM

I was leaning towards the rulers but thought that the lower liner number might make them inferior. Money is not a big issue but I don't want to waste it either, it has to be justified.

ridinbend 05-22-2014 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Tranceaddict (Post 1718465)
I was leaning towards the rulers but thought that the lower liner number might make them inferior. Money is not a big issue but I don't want to waste it either, it has to be justified.

Buy the Ions. With a big camber board you will want stiff boots to increase responsiveness.

Jason 05-23-2014 03:50 PM

Any reason you didn't included Burton Imperial in your list?

Tranceaddict 05-23-2014 05:41 PM

I would love the Imperial, it was my number one choice, but unfortunately I cannot find it anywhere in Canada in my 11.5 size.

davidj 05-24-2014 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason913 (Post 1718129)
i like my rulers. 15 days on them- comfortable, seem to be well made, good lacing system... mid stiff

^^^ this... and I've got 60+ days on them. Not saying they're the best (I don't have exp with a lot of different boots) but all mountain/freeriding is no issue if paired with the right bindings. Heel hold is still what it was when brand new. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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