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Old 02-25-2010, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking to buy new boots, but I'm not sure what brand to look at.

My friend said DC boots are good, and my previous pair was Burton. what other brands are good? or does it just matter how they fit. looking to spend around $150.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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to clarify, DC boots aren't that "good". They're good when you first enter the sport, but not so much when you want to progress.
Also, you should just go to your local shop, and try out boots. you might even like forum, burton, or nike boots.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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to clarify, DC boots aren't that "good". They're good when you first enter the sport, but not so much when you want to progress.
Also, you should just go to your local shop, and try out boots. you might even like forum, burton, or nike boots.
i never really researched boots. what makes a boot better to progress in? i would say im an intermediate rider now so im definitely looking to progress.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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DC just have a bad rep. Period. To progress does not refer to the boots, it refers to level of riding/skill. Intermediate rider doesn't really specify what type of rider you are. Park, all mountain? back country? jibber?

Stiff flex boots - for serious riders who want speed
Mid flex- all mountain ppl
Soft flex- park and jibbers

But the best way is to go out to your local shop and try out the boots. Find one that fits your style of riding, and find one that is COMFORTABLE. Mind you, comfortable boots might cost a higher price.
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thanks for the helpful tips.

ive been snowboarding about 7-8 times, ill be going at least 12 more times this season and a lot more next season when i have my season pass.

im very interested in park and flatland, which is why i bought a gnu park pickle. will soft flex boots be alright doing some all-mtn stuff like carving and jumps? im thinking maybe i should just get a mid flex.
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try getting a mid flex. Ask the shop assistant and have them bring out a selection.
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thanks ill go check it out tomorrow
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Look at Vans and Celsius. Very impressed by both companies. If you're learning I'd suggest getting something on the stiffer side just to assist you in edge control. They will soften up over time as they break in and they'll become a little more suited for park. I like a stiffer boot for park anyways just so I have the stability and response off jumps and stomping on steep landings.
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I want some new boots and I will mainly be in the park but I want to be able to go down black runs. What do you reccomend??
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I want some new boots and I will mainly be in the park but I want to be able to go down black runs. What do you reccomend??
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im very interested in park and flatland, which is why i bought a gnu park pickle. will soft flex boots be alright doing some all-mtn stuff like carving and jumps? im thinking maybe i should just get a mid flex.
I had 08/09 Burton hails..they have a huge ankle support and were mainly for carving.
when i was on the prowl for new boots, I saw this yrs Burton Hails and fell in love.
They are muuuchh flexier ( i believe a flex rating of 2 or 3 )
They also have the shrink technology and you really get the feel of the board for freestyle. And yes, i do bomb down the hill with my park board with no issues. These boots are the shit.

09/10 Burton Hails check em out
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