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Old 01-27-2010, 03:23 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I don't know about Burton speed laces, but I recall seeing somewhere that Northwave ones (which I still highly recommend) are very easily replaced because they use a standard nylon cord that can be found in any sort of outdoorsy-type store. Maybe other brands are similar in that respect?
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:43 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. DC has a quality problem. More so than most other boot manufacturers. The only reason to buy DC boots is that they are the only ones that fit your foot. Otherwise I'd look at anyone but DC.
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Vans Cirro.

Focus Boa, fits like a glove..... only for your foot.

It's mid-flex, and not DC.

I'll never buy another type of boot again.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:15 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. DC has a quality problem. More so than most other boot manufacturers. The only reason to buy DC boots is that they are the only ones that fit your foot. Otherwise I'd look at anyone but DC.

Reallllllly.....? I wouldn't think that so much just cause DC focuses so much on shoes you would think that by now they would have it down pat. Damn...that sucks. Me and the BF just spent an eternity looking for the right size judges...I hope they last! Thanks for the info tho...that was something I definitely never heard before.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:23 AM   #55 (permalink)
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hmm i haven't actually thought about dc's.. i'll have to check them out too, they have a dc store as well as burton in nyc so i will be able to try them out, if they have it that is. i'd really like to look at the k2 T1 DB though but k2 stuff are so hard to find around here.. im just scared if i go with burton that the laces will rip, the laces seem quite thin to me, compared to my salomons atleast

Sooo your from NYC....I would suggest going to the Burton store and trying boots on then finding them to buy somewhere else. Right across the street down the block a little is the DC store, but I dont think they have snowboard boots- Not 100% positive, but from what I remember I dont think they did. Definitely worth it to look tho. That Burton store is so overpriced. I know that they can only sell Burton stuff at the Burton price everywhere, such as for every other brand also, but idk..I just feel like you can always find them cheaper online. Anyway, as for Burton, check out the rulers. Those got some really good reviews.

The DC judges...just to add my 2 cents here...have a stiffness rating of 7 on the website but they really are like a 5. They are really comfortable too. And they also pack out A LOT. So while you might be an 11, an 11 in the store might fit tight, but get the 11 believe me. They will fit after an hour of riding. And the liner has this thing on the heel, so heel lift in that boot will be non existant. They really are one of the only focus boa boots out there that arent as stiff as a damn ski boot. I know that Killclimbz said they aren't reliable...but check them out. Me and the BF did A LOT of research on SOOOO many different boots and he ended up going with the judges and he is very happy with them.

You said you want to check out some K2 boots also? K2 has some really nice boots. When the boa system first came out I know that the K2 Primes were a great boot. I dont know about the boots you mentioned, but I know that the K2 Prime's was a good Boa boot. The only thing about those were they didnt last long, about a season and a half. Then they fell apart.

Also, if your not too far, go to Long Island and check out Snohaus (in Hempstead). They dont have a huge selection, but give them a call and see what they do have. I am not such a fan of ski stop in Plainview cause I got into an argument with the managaer, but they do have a pretty big selection of snowboard stuff.


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Old 01-28-2010, 10:43 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Reallllllly.....? I wouldn't think that so much just cause DC focuses so much on shoes you would think that by now they would have it down pat. Damn...that sucks. Me and the BF just spent an eternity looking for the right size judges...I hope they last! Thanks for the info tho...that was something I definitely never heard before.
Yeah they do. Ask anyone who works in the industry (outside of a DC rep of course) about who makes the crappiest boot and DC will probably be in the top two if not the top offender. I bought a pair of the Allegiance boots towards the end of the 07/08 season. Last week of Feb or something. I then found out from BA, A Burton rep, and Shayboarder, that DC had all sorts of problems. The fit was good and I thought maybe I'd luck out. Less than 20 days later the stitching on the shell blew out on the right boot. These are their high end boots mind you. So I had to ride out the season in my old boots and send them in on warranty return. Of course I didn't get a new pair until August as it was off season by then.

On that pair, I am not sure I made as many days as the first pair before the same damn thing happened. The left boot was showing signs of blowing too. Again, back to the old boots and sent them in. 3-4 weeks later the shop got back with me saying that DC no longer had replacements of those boots. So they could give a store credit or send me a different pair of DC boots. I quickly took the store credit and got the Celsius boots I am rocking now. They have easily outlasted the DC boots already.

My friend who had the DC Judges with the air bladder, popped the bladder fairly quickly. Hopefully yours don't have that. She wasn't very happy with their quality either. I won't say every boot has a problem, but their quality control sure seems to need some improvement.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:01 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Carmen, they don't make the BFB anymore, just sayin'...

Then again, at your age, there is a lot of stuff that they don't make anymore.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:51 PM   #58 (permalink)
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i really want to make my next boot a boa...trying to decide between a focus boa or a double boa, ie like the conda that has boa for liner.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:37 PM   #59 (permalink)
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I just stick with traditional lacing.
Always worked for me
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