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Driver X vs ION leather

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Wanting to buy either ION leather or Driver X Burton boots.

I have both the Burton Diode & Cartel bindings.

Which boot would be the best choice.

Considering I have a wide foot.

Using them for BX racing and possible Slalom racing.
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The driver X is stiffer, It has a plastic tongue insert that can be taken out when you want it somewhat softer, most of the burton team pipe riders use the driver x (at least as far as I know) and all of the Addidas riders used the driver X during the olympics. It is the stiffest boot burton has. Having said that I would get the ION because it has a better name :P
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The driver X is stiffer, It has a plastic tongue insert that can be taken out when you want it somewhat softer, most of the burton team pipe riders use the driver x (at least as far as I know) and all of the Addidas riders used the driver X during the olympics. It is the stiffest boot burton has. Having said that I would get the ION because it has a better name :P
FYI the 2015 Driver x's no longer have the tongue insert or the comparability to accept one.

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Interesting. It has no effect on me since I don't wear burton boots But good to know
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Anybody else on which boot Driver X or ION burton boot is best for BX or Slalom racing.
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Anybody else on which boot Driver X or ION burton boot is best for BX or Slalom racing.
I don't know about the ion but i have the drivers. They are pretty damn stiff, i assume that is what you want for bx, even without the tongue stiffener. I don't use them. The sales guy where i bought them uses them too and mentioned that you could put them in once you break the boots in to the point that they get softer in order to stiffen them back up.
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love my driver x, I have no experience with the ion, but my drivers have quickly become my favorite boot.
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I don't know about the ion but i have the drivers. They are pretty damn stiff, i assume that is what you want for bx, even without the tongue stiffener. I don't use them. The sales guy where i bought them uses them too and mentioned that you could put them in once you break the boots in to the point that they get softer in order to stiffen them back up.
Great info thanks about tongue stiffener, and yes stiff is desired.
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I have both the Driver X and Ions.

I use my Ions as my resort boots and the Driver X as my tour boots.

The Driver X are stiff compared to the Ions. In fact they make the Ions seem like squishy park boots when going from a tour day to a resort day. I've also used my Driver X on my freestyle board and found myself over reacting at first. It was really funny and scary at the same time.

If you are looking for a resort boot unless you are ultra aggressive or are going to ride pipe all day I'd get the Ions over the Driver X.

If you are only going to use them for BX/Slalom I'd get the Driver X.

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I have both the Driver X and Ions.

I use my Ions as my resort boots and the Driver X as my tour boots.

The Driver X are stiff compared to the Ions. In fact they make the Ions seem like squishy park boots when going from a tour day to a resort day. I've also used my Driver X on my freestyle board and found myself over reacting at first. It was really funny and scary at the same time.

If you are looking for a resort boot unless you are ultra aggressive or are going to ride pipe all day I'd get the Ions over the Driver X.

If you are only going to use them for BX/Slalom I'd get the Driver X.

WOW great!

Driver X will be for BX.

Slalom only if I'm unable to master hard booting.

Heard that (Leather Ion) are stiffer almost as stiff as Driver X

Did you ride regular or leather Ion boots.

Thanks for your info.. and any other thoughts on Ion leather vs. regular.....
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