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Old 12-22-2009, 01:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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title says it all..i am looking for a gnarly stiff boot....i have heard good things about the burton driver x....anyone else have any suggestions for a good very stiff....as stiff as you can get in a soft boot...boot...thanks all
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just picked up a pair of Salomon Malamutes. They are really stiff.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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K2 T1 or Thraxis. Love, love the boa-conda.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's a post from a few weeks ago:
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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

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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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Old 12-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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cool thanks very much
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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that list is beyond useless because it only gives the ratings that are given by their respective manufacturers, which only apply to that specific manufacturer (i.e. K2 5/5 is not the same as a Burton 10/10)
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