|12-04-2009, 03:53 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
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)
occasional ollie over burms
love carving and precision
08 Supermodel X 161
08 Triad Bindings
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!
|12-04-2009, 06:08 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Hampshire
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.
|12-05-2009, 01:55 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID
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.
Driver-X__10/10__ Speed Zone Lacing__ Imprint 3 Liner__ Reduced Footprint
Ion_______8/10___ Speed Zone Lacing__ Imprint 4 Liner__ Reduced Footprint
Malamute___5/5__ Powerlace Pro__ Power Liner
Synapse____4/5__ Powerlace Pro__ Balance Liner
F22________4/5__ Powerlace Pro__ Exhale Liner__ Reduced Footprint
Status_____9/10___Boa Focus ____ Alpha Liner
Journey____8/10___Standard Lace__ Alpha Liner
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
T-Track_____9/10___ T-Track lacing__ TF3 liner
Decade Sl___ 8/10__ Super Lace System__ TF3 liner
T1__________5/5__ Inner/Outer Boa or Standard Lacing__ Intuition™ Pro-Foam liner
Strike___ 9/10__ Standard Lacing__ Intuition™ Support Foam Liner
Crew_____ 8/10__ Boa Focus____ Intuition™ Support Foam Liner
Select___Removeable Tounge Stiffener__ TLS 3+ LACING SYSTEM__ TYPE 4 THERMACELL LINER
Folsom___8-front/back,6-Side/Side__ Standard Lacing(locking eyelets)__Conformist 3 Liner
Prime____8/10__ Standard Lacing__ Level 4P Fit System Liner
Focus___8/10__ Zonal Boa _____ Level 4P Fit System Liner
Stunner___ 8/10__ Tri-Zone lacing__ Level 3 Liner
Kicker___ 7/10__ Tri-Zone Lacing__ Level 2 liner
The One___ 4/5___ Boa Focus or Boa Coiler___ Red Liner with Secure Closure Velcro® Strap
Most of these are the same models from last year.
Go see if any of your local shops have got some to try on
|12-06-2009, 10:47 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
|12-07-2009, 02:40 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2008
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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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|12-07-2009, 02:46 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
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.
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
|12-07-2009, 10:13 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Don't go where the road leads, rather go where this is no road and make a trail.