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Old 12-14-2009, 11:14 PM   #41 (permalink)
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yea...20 yrs ago people bought water skiis, glued them together, tied a rop on the nose and called it a snowboard... possible? yes.. the right thing to do nowadays? naaahhh
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:42 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Hell, you can always rent boots. Rental boots would still be a far sight better than those Columbias.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:36 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Hey I just joined this forum and I was wondering since I just bought a board off craigslist and I don't have snowboard boots yet if I can just use my columbia winter boots. I just tried it in my backyard it seemed fine but I wanted to see if anyone would see any problems with that. Also I think if I was wearing snowboard boots my feet would stick off a inch or so which probably isn't good. (I wear a size 12-13 depending on brand)Thanks-Stinko
Stinko, bottom line is find some snowboarding boots even if they are 5 years old and cost $20. You will have way more control and comfort if you use boots designed for snowboarding. Try a pair on and you'll notice the stiffness right away. There is a reason why boots for walking flex and boots for snowboarding are more stiff.

Also, you'll have way more control of your board. Like homie said earlier, it's kind of like driving on four flat tires. Yeah, you can steer and get around at slow speeds, but when you want to get going you will lose control.

Also, if you have toe drag then you bought the wrong size snowboard. There are snowboards designed for people with larger feet. Adjust your bindings to eliminate as much toe drag as possible and do some research on wider boards when you upgrade again.

Honestly, there are plenty of good deals on boots. You can find new boots (previous year models) for $100! If you look hard enough I bet you can find a decent pair of used beats for less than $50. Even someone making minimum wage can buy that in a day or two. Hopefully you are making more though
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:31 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:34 AM   #45 (permalink)
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6pm.com had some dc park boots for like 50 bucks. theyre like last years model.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:33 AM   #46 (permalink)
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When I started riding almost 20 years ago, pac-boots were in common use as an alternative to snowboard boots, particularly for beginners wanting to forestall the expenditure on snowboard specific boots. Though I almost never see them on the hill anymore, there's no reason they can't still be used until you can afford to get a pair of geniune snowboard boots. I used pac-boots for two seasons before I got a second hand pair of Burton Comp's. Just be aware that pac-boots are very soft and don't offer the support of snowboard specific boots. The control level won't be the same and injury risk could be higher. You can use a utility knife to shave the heel and toe lug off to help with overhang issues. Worked for me. This photo is from my way-back collection. Burton anorak, European surplus wool pants, and LaCrosse pac-boots.


Hell yeah dude, I rode a kemper 163 with Sorrel Pac-Boots
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:11 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #48 (permalink)
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you fucking dug up a 3 year old thread for that??

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fresh meat must see this imo
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:44 AM   #50 (permalink)
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you fucking dug up a 3 year old thread for that??

I think the revive was hilarious

I was thinking the whole time scrolling "If someone revived this thread to seriously answer the OP question im going to rage" but its ok because all they did was lol and troll. So good job son
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