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Old 12-04-2009, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good Freeride Boots?

Hey guys, Its been a long time on my Burton Moto's. I feel like its time i got a boot that has more support. I wasnt looking to spend more than 120 bux so previous years' models are fine. First, i wanted you guys to classify the moto (all mountain, park) and then offer suggestions on which boots would suffice for more control and precision. Or is this in my head...(that i need new boots)

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i was looking at the 07 model of the burton ion, but if you guys had any other suggestions, starting with booths with a speed-lacing system, that would be awesome!
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Burton Driver X, Ion, or SLX. All excellent choices. Other than that, Vans Cirro, Thirtytwo Prime, Thirtytwo Focus Boa.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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northwave decades are awesome freeride boots. and imo the most comfortable boots you'll ever wear in your life. you can pick up last years model for 130 bucks or less. i was lucky enough to pick them up on brociety for 80...score.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am in a similar situation with the Moto's.
I actually spent the last couple of days doing a little research.
Here are the stiffest 2009/2010 boots from a number of different manufacturers.

Burton
Driver-X__10/10__ Speed Zone Lacing__ Imprint 3 Liner__ Reduced Footprint
Ion_______8/10___ Speed Zone Lacing__ Imprint 4 Liner__ Reduced Footprint

Salomon
Malamute___5/5__ Powerlace Pro__ Power Liner
Synapse____4/5__ Powerlace Pro__ Balance Liner
F22________4/5__ Powerlace Pro__ Exhale Liner__ Reduced Footprint

DC
Status_____9/10___Boa Focus ____ Alpha Liner
Journey____8/10___Standard Lace__ Alpha Liner

Deeluxe
Empire____7+2+2__Section Control__ Thermoflex or Performance Flex liner
Vicious____5+2+2__ Section Control__ Thermoflex liner
ID________5+2+2__ Section Control__ Thermoflex or PerformanceFlex or ComfortFlex

Northwave
T-Track_____9/10___ T-Track lacing__ TF3 liner
Decade Sl___ 8/10__ Super Lace System__ TF3 liner

K2
T1__________5/5__ Inner/Outer Boa or Standard Lacing__ Intuition™ Pro-Foam liner

Ride
Strike___ 9/10__ Standard Lacing__ Intuition™ Support Foam Liner
Crew_____ 8/10__ Boa Focus____ Intuition™ Support Foam Liner

Nitro
Select___Removeable Tounge Stiffener__ TLS 3+ LACING SYSTEM__ TYPE 4 THERMACELL LINER

Rome
Folsom___8-front/back,6-Side/Side__ Standard Lacing(locking eyelets)__Conformist 3 Liner

ThirtyTwo
Prime____8/10__ Standard Lacing__ Level 4P Fit System Liner
Focus___8/10__ Zonal Boa _____ Level 4P Fit System Liner

Forum
Stunner___ 8/10__ Tri-Zone lacing__ Level 3 Liner
Kicker___ 7/10__ Tri-Zone Lacing__ Level 2 liner

Flow
The One___ 4/5___ Boa Focus or Boa Coiler___ Red Liner with Secure Closure Velcro® Strap

Vans???
Celcuis???

Most of these are the same models from last year.
Go see if any of your local shops have got some to try on
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I was thinking about a pair of F22s for the year. I've heard nothing but good things about them.
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I was thinking about a pair of F22s for the year. I've heard nothing but good things about them.
F22's are awesome for all mountain stuff and powder. I just got some F20's and I use them for everything. I like pretty stiff boots in general though.
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I'd personally go with a thirty-two boot.. thats what i have and I love em
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You should go with F24's, if you want Salomon. I've had a pair of F22's and a pair of F-boots in the past, and loved them.
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My 2008 model moto boots got extremely soft around 25-30 days. And then split apart by your toes, where the boot flexes when you take a step, at roughly 35-40 days.

Def do not recommend the Moto boots.

I currently have the Vans Cirrus boots, and theyre phenomenal.

In the end, the boots picks you, you don't pick the boot. Best you can do is look for a good brand, and then go from there.

Here's some guaranteed good snowboard boot companies.
Vans
32
Nike - Top of the line if you don't have a foot larger then what they make, which is a 13 I believe.

These guys are in their first year of making snowboard boots, but c'mon, they've been in the biz forever
New Balance
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You should go with F24's, if you want Salomon. I've had a pair of F22's and a pair of F-boots in the past, and loved them.
The main resone I was looking at the F22s is they have a reduced footprint. That is big for my size 14s....
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