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Old 02-08-2010, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Burton Ion or Ruler?

Are the ION's worth the extra $$?
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you bomb the mountain, yes.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i bought the rulers. i'm waiting for them to get here from sierra.

it looks like the main difference tech/spec wise is that the ion is a stiff flex boot, while the ruler is a mid flex boot. i'm guessing that the ion is more of an all mountain boot for bombing slopes, and rulers would do all mountain and work in the park as well.

the ions do look a lot nicer though.
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i bought the rulers.

What colour did you get?
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i bought the all black ones off of sierra when they were 30% off because i had credit on the site. they're back up to regular price unfortunately.
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Just a heads up, the Rulers will be stiff out of the box but after a day or so they'll break in to a mid-flex.
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I bought 09' Ions and hated them. They seem to fit great and looked expensive, but on the hill they killed my feet. I even had to stop riding, which I never had to do before. Tried out 10' Grails because they were supposed to be the most comfortable Burton boot, but they felt to mushy in the heel and didn't have glove like fit like many Burton boots I've had in the past. Once I put my foot in the 10' Rulers I was sold. Perfect flex for all mountain, comfy as hell, and I could really get them tight with the speed lace. Also, I'm not a fan of mushy ass EST soles, much prefer the Ruler sole to anything else and I rock EST bindings. I will only buy Ruler's from now on.

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I love my 09 ions. They are perfect for my foot.
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I have Ions from a few seasons back and they are hands down the BEST boots I've ever rocked. (used other burtons, vans, and northwaves). BUT boots are really personal deals and from one person to the next you'll get a lot of different opinions. The soles de-laminated from the 1st pair of ions i had, but Burton replaced immediately w/ the next years model (which I now ride) and they are absolutely the greatest- no complaints whatsoever (except the price I guess)
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I have the Burton Rulers. Great boots IMO but these are the first pair I've ever owned and I'm compairing them to rentals. Either way the lacing system is awesome and fast. I'm just waiting for them to break in because my right toes go numb after a hour or so.
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