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Old 10-18-2012, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im in the market for new boots this season and have done my research and have decided the pros of the boa lacing system outweigh the negatives (off chance of them breaking). I may get to go snowboarding once a year since i live in houston so my stuff doesnt go through hell and i have a hard time imagining them breaking anytime soon. Ive always had a problem with traditional boots because while i have a wide foot, i have a narrow heel which leads to a lot of slippage, which is why ive chosen to go dual boa this next time around.

My budget is in the sub $200 category but i wouldnt mind spending more if my money was being spent well. My favorite part of the mountain is the back country. I love deep powder, trees, double blacks etc. so im looking for a medium-stiff boot. I want to lean more towards the medium (on a 1-10 scale maybe a 7?) because i still do enjoy hitting the park a couple times a trip to make sure i can still clear a big table top.

Does anyone have any recommendations? The only place here that sells ski stuff is REI so i could possibly have them ship me in some boots to try on, so if they carry it the better. If not, as long as their return policy is good i can just ship them back if they dont work.

Ive looked at the:

DC Judge Dual-Zone Boa Snowboard Boots - 2011/2012 for $189


Also, any tips on knowing if i got the right size? My last were thirtytwo's at size 10 and im wondering if i maybe needed half a size smaller.

tldr dual boa boot for around 200? help
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had 2 pairs of DC judge boots but it was a few years ago, before they added the dual boa. For a under $200 i would get that boot again especially with dual boa, that being said if you dont mind spending a little more the DC status still remains my favorite boot ever but i was coming from the single boa judge.
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I own the DC Judges from last season. I haven't worn them on the hill yet but I have been wearing them in the back yard strapped in doing grass nose and tail presses and they're nice and comfortable with lots of support.
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All depends on your feet I despise Burton and DC boots and love Saloman and to a slightly lesser extent 32.
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Look into the Ride Insano boots from last year. Not sure if they will be right for your foot, but I have the Ride Crew (predecessor to the Insano) and love them.
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I just got the DC Status boots, this years, and from just wearing them around the house they seem like a great fit for my foot.

I too was after a dual BOA super stiff boot. It was either this or the Thraxis. I had F22s before these and they did the job great.

Would have gone Malamute but no BOA.
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Look into the Ride Insano boots from last year. Not sure if they will be right for your foot, but I have the Ride Crew (predecessor to the Insano) and love them.
I also liked the Insanos when I tried them - just wish that they had an articulating cuff. Always wanted to try the DC Status and maybe the Judges, although DC has been copping a lot of heat about their liners in the last few years.
But will probably wind up with the Vans Cirros, if they fit as well as my Fargos.
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On a side note, what is the point of all those soft-ish boots with dual boa like Vans Aura, etc.? So you are able to crank the boot really tight, but it still has all the support of some wet cardboard - might as well go single boa or (speed) laces and ride it loose in the first place...
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