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redlinesrt4 03-06-2010 10:07 PM

Noob here...whats the difference between years?
 
Is there a big difference? I just purchased a pair of burton hail 2007 boots for $50. Just wondering how the 2010's are different.

jgsqueak 03-11-2010 12:46 PM

I think in 07 the Hail had the Imprint 2 liner and no airbag in the sole (it was inside the boot) but it did have the articulating cuff. Since 07 the boot has been updated 3 times. They put a lighter sole on in 08 and added some anti microbial liner and gave it a full airbag heel. Then in 09 they gave it a new liner. Finally for 2010 they really went after it (and upping the price) with a "shrinkage" tech (giving a size 10 the footprint of a 9), airbag on the calf of the boot, and a midsole airbag (the 270 airbag cushioning system). So yeah, quite a diferences, but $50 is a great deal for what you got.

SnowBrdScotty 03-12-2010 02:17 AM

2010 sizes are slightly bigger also

blackrain 03-14-2010 04:35 PM

Where did you buy those 2007 hails for $50? I just bought 2007 Hails (sandstorm) for $105 and the place I bought it from will price match. I was also wondering the same thing by the way. I am facing a choice between this years Rome Smith boot and the 2007 Burton Hail and am really struggling the with decision because I don't know how old the technology in the Burton Hail is.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...09-2010-a.html

blackrain 03-14-2010 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgsqueak (Post 272775)
I think in 07 the Hail had the Imprint 2 liner and no airbag in the sole (it was inside the boot) but it did have the articulating cuff. Since 07 the boot has been updated 3 times. They put a lighter sole on in 08 and added some anti microbial liner and gave it a full airbag heel. Then in 09 they gave it a new liner. Finally for 2010 they really went after it (and upping the price) with a "shrinkage" tech (giving a size 10 the footprint of a 9), airbag on the calf of the boot, and a midsole airbag (the 270 airbag cushioning system). So yeah, quite a diferences, but $50 is a great deal for what you got.

So what does all of that mean for a newbie? Is any of that stuff really a big deal? Or are these minor tweaks?

redlinesrt4 03-14-2010 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackrain (Post 274170)
Where did you buy those 2007 hails for $50? I just bought 2007 Hails (sandstorm) for $105 and the place I bought it from will price match. I was also wondering the same thing by the way. I am facing a choice between this years Rome Smith boot and the 2007 Burton Hail and am really struggling the with decision because I don't know how old the technology in the Burton Hail is.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...09-2010-a.html



I bought them off ebay for $48 total. They were only used once. I got them 2 days ago, and there is not one single sign of wear. I'm very happy with my purchase. They even smell new still! For a newbie, I think these are the perfect starter boots. They are very comfortable.

Nitrogen 03-14-2010 06:22 PM

As long as they're comfortable, you're good.

jgsqueak 03-15-2010 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nitrogen (Post 274210)
As long as they're comfortable, you're good.

There you go. As long as they are comfy and the right fit/size, that is what matters. More $$ doesn't always mean that they are better.

redlinesrt4 03-15-2010 03:30 PM

Im going this sunday for the second time. cant wait!


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