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Old 12-24-2010, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hmmmmm hit the 40 day mark....new boots?

Well I'm roughly at the 40 day mark on my Burton SLX boots and I noticed that the fabric on the liner is coming detached from the padding in the heel area of my left boot. I've also been having some pack-out issues on my right boot with a bit of heel lift (even with the j-bars). Guess it might be time for new boots?

So I've really enjoyed my SLXs, they're very comfortable with the perfect amount of flex that I need for my type of riding. I mostly do a lot of big mountain riding: steeps, chutes, drops, pow runs, a bit of backcountry, etc. Hardly any park, but if I do I'll just hit the kickers. With this in mind, the couple boots I've been looking at are the Ride Insano, Salomon F22, and Nitro Select TLS. I've also been interested in the Nike Kaiju's with everyone raving about them, but it seems like they might be a bit too soft.

At this point I'm really leaning towards the Ride Insanos after reading a bunch of reviews raving about the durability of the boots (some guy put 65+ days on his testers last year and they were still holding up great). They're a little stiffer than my SLXx, but I think they'd fit my riding pretty well.

I know the F22s are legit boots for what I need too and hold up pretty well. I've got friends who rave about these boots all the time.

The Nitro Select TLS I pretty much know nothing about, but have been wanting to give them a try for awhile. Anyone have experience with Nitros?

Anyone have any other options I should look at? Also, I wear size 10.5 so reduced footprint isn't quite needed, but I prefer it. I might want to purchase pretty soon so I can have them broken in for my Colorado trip at the end of January.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well I'm roughly at the 40 day mark on my Burton SLX boots and I noticed that the fabric on the liner is coming detached from the padding in the heel area of my left boot. I've also been having some pack-out issues on my right boot with a bit of heel lift (even with the j-bars). Guess it might be time for new boots?
lol. i've had 100+ days in my current boots and it is a far lesser
(read cheaper) boot than the SLX and you're putting them out after only 40 days of riding? either the quality of these boots is nowhere near their price tag or, you are being too sensitive or, you're a snowboard gearoholic (and possibly a little bit of all the above).
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol. i've had 100+ days in my current boots and it is a far lesser
(read cheaper) boot than the SLX and you're putting them out after only 40 days of riding? either the quality of these boots is nowhere near their price tag or, you are being too sensitive or, you're a snowboard gearoholic (and possibly a little bit of all the above).
Haha I'm definitely a gearoholic, that's for sure! I ride the HELL out of my boots every time out too, so I usually find myself replacing them roughly around 40 days (either something will break, or they pack out too much, or lose their stiffness).
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I just purchased a pair of Salomon F22Ws and love them. I wouldn't worry about the break in period - wore mine for the first time today and felt zero discomfort. The same was true for my Salomon Ivys - no break in necessary. I was expecting them to be a little stiffer than they are, however, so if you're a big mountain rider, you might be happier in the Malamutes.
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Ridden probably 120 days on a pair of 32 Prions that don't actually fit very well I found out when I tried on new boots...

I'm fixing that real soon, will hopefully get my 32 Lashed by the end of next week.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Boot reviews are pointless.
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If boots only lasted me 40 days, I know which boots that I would NOT be buying next time around. I've got close to 100 days on a pair of F22s and they still have plenty of life in them.
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i hear alot of good things about the f22z...just picked up this years nitro recoil tls in blu...any feed back on those?? just picked them up cuz i was on a trip and my other boots packed out
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I hope you are prepared for the Insano's stiffness. The 2011 model looks so sweet though. BOA Focus is a
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i was looking for a more stiffer all around boot so lets see what happens lol
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