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Old 11-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm a beginner park rider. I still cruz a lot but im trying to learn how to do small jumps right now ( I can land about 50% of them)

haha. I guess i got taken in by the salesman at the shop and was wondering if all those fancy features that the more expensive boots have is worth anything ( you know, the Rad Pads, Liner Sole, Low-Profile, Optimized Midsole, AutoCANT Cushioning etc.. If all those technical terms means anything)

I think i will just order 10 pairs of boots from Zappos, try them all on and keep the one that fits me best.

By the way, any good recommendations i should consider for zappos? Im going with them because they have the best return policy and i get a good discount from them.
I would just go through their website and pick some based on the feature you're looking for, the dual zone lacing. Just post up the boot manufacturer and model and I'm sure you'll get more responses.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If I was going to not buy local where I can try them all on and pick the one that fits best, then I would be looking to buy from Dogfunk or Backcountry.com, not Zappos. To each their own, but seriously, purchasing snowboarding boots from a shoe specific sales website just doesn't seem like a good idea to me.
Yeah, i think dogfunk and backcountry would have a way bigger selection of snowboard boots but you have to pay for return shipping. Zappos has a pretty decent selection AND has the best return policy cause they are free shipping to your house AND its free shipping on returns too.

But yeah, if Dogfunk or Backcountry or Trusnow etc offered free return shipping, i would of probably order from them instead. Zappos selection aint bad though.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Don't buy boots online....ever.
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Don't buy boots online....ever.
not entirely true.

If you were fitted in a shop and are absolutely sure you know your brand, model and size, you can buy online (kind of a dick move, though)

the other exclusion to the rule is: if you have experience/know how to fit snowboard boots and you have money to play with. You can then order the model(s) you're interested in and, when they don't fit, send them back and reorder. Repeat until you find the perfect size. Unless the website has prepaid returns, you will be paying return shipping, so any savings will be gone.
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[QUOTE=extra0;537963]not entirely true.

If you were fitted in a shop and are absolutely sure you know your brand, model and size, you can buy online (kind of a dick move, though)

Definitely a dick move to try then buy online. We gotta keep our local shops open unless u like buying ur gear from ur local zumiez.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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not entirely true.

If you were fitted in a shop and are absolutely sure you know your brand, model and size, you can buy online (kind of a dick move, though)

the other exclusion to the rule is: if you have experience/know how to fit snowboard boots and you have money to play with. You can then order the model(s) you're interested in and, when they don't fit, send them back and reorder. Repeat until you find the perfect size. Unless the website has prepaid returns, you will be paying return shipping, so any savings will be gone.
Yeah, that's why I am buying from Zappos, best return policy ever.

Also, some small towns just don't have a lot of snowboard shops so if u want a bigger selection... U have to go online.. I went to all my local shops... 4 of them and non of them had Burton driver x boots. Only one shop had vans boots and they were all out of my size.. And I live in a pretty big town (Las Vegas)
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If you have money to blow then it's fine, but if not you're better of driving to a shop that has the selection. Even if it is four or so hours. Just advice though, you choose what to do with it.
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