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Old 09-11-2014, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much will the wrong boots affect things such as glade and park riding?

reason i ask is i have been slogging around with boots that are absolutely too big. maybe by a full size (at least 1/2).

last year i tried glade riding and i think i really began to feel the effect of having boots that don't fit. i had 0 confidence in my turning ability and was all over the place. granted this is to be expected as a glade beginner but i question how much a nice, snug-fitting boot would have made my experience more enjoyable.

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Old 09-11-2014, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Having boots that don't fit is going to be the number one thing hurting your control, especially if you think they're a full size to big, which in actuality probably means there closer to a size and a half too big. I swear there's only about 10% of riders out there wearing properly fitting boots Guess what, they aren't loafers, they're suppose to feel snug and not give your foot any room to move. That's kind of the whole point!

That being said, new boots aren't going to suddenly increase your glade riding skills that much. There's likely a lot wrong in your form and technique that you need to work on. Boot will help but not in the aspect it makes it sound like you're hoping for.

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Having boots that don't fit will murder you.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Having boots that don't fit will murder you.
in what ways? i mean, will it be night and day once i get a pair that fits snug?

i am actually excited since ive lived with these boots for at least 5 seasons.
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Having boots that don't fit is going to be the number one thing hurting your control, especially if you think they're a full size to big, which in actuality probably means there closer to a size and a half too big. I swear there's only about 10% of riders out there wearing properly fitting boots Guess what, they aren't loafers, they're suppose to feel snug and not give your foot any room to move. That's kind of the whole point!

That being said, new boots aren't going to suddenly increase your glade riding skills that much. There's likely a lot wrong in your form and technique that you need to work on. Boot will help but not in the aspect it makes it sound like you're hoping for.
thanks for the insight man. i made another thread over in the help forum to get some technique advice. but ill be pumped to get some boots that fit!
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If you use terms like "slogging around" and "absolutely too big" referring to your boots, then it's time for new boots, end of discussion. Glade riding requires super quick edge to edge transitions, so if you're sliding around inside your boots you're not going to have a good time.

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How much will the wrong boots affect things such as glade and park riding?
it's like driving with a broken steering wheel. you can do it, but you probably shouldn't.
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I can't believe:

1. this is even a thread
2. that the OP has been doing this for five years
3. that the OP is willing to admit to 2 above

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I can't believe:

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2. that the OP has been doing this for five years
3. that the OP is willing to admit to 2 above

2 words. off season.
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