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Old 03-06-2010, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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2010 sizes are slightly bigger also
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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

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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?
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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As long as they're comfortable, you're good.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Im going this sunday for the second time. cant wait!
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