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Old 11-09-2012, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which of these 3 boots is the best?

Ive been snowboarding for 2 seasons and am in love with the sport. My old Morrow boots that i've had for 5 years are worn out and get soaking wet after half a day (not sure if its my foot sweat or just snow/water getting in). I do a lot of spring riding so i am looking for something that will be very good at keeping my feet dry. The following 3 boots fit me very well.

Burton Ion ($430 for 2013 $280 for 2012) = Very Expensive, have Dryride technology.. does this really work and is it worth the price tag? I am not a rich person

Burton Tyro (retail $200, i can get it for $135) = Fits me well, first burton boot with "speed zone" lace system (basically a boa but with New England ropes..supposedly used by stunt men, firefighters, and rescue teams). First year of this new system... a little scared of the durability/quality of this system .

ThirtyTwo STW ( Retail $190, i can get it for $125) Fits well, dont know much else about it.

SO. Does anybody have experience with these boots and how well they keep your feet dry? They all about as equally comfortable on me. Any reviews will help. Thanks guys !!
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had ions and I loved them. I have never ridden the other two. Boots from all major manufacturers above the morrow/5150 level should keep your feet dry. If they fit well, are comfortable, and in your price range, then you're already ahead of the game!
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Whichever one fits your foot best. Try all of them on, if you can!

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It IS simple. All of the diarrhea of hate and brand loyalty is bunch of bullshit. I didn't buy into the Sims vs Burton crap 20 years ago, and I don't buy into whatever the new-school equivalent is.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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all boots will keep you dry!
what you need to do is compare similar boots

an ION to a STW is not similar in stiffness and liner support
do yourself a favour and compare similar styles of boots
than you can make a comparison

also try to compare 3 different brands
this will give you a better guage
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've had two pairs of Burton Hails, so I don't really know too much about the ION, but from what everyone that has had a pair says, they love them.

Any boot by a major snowboard brand will keep you dry. Like everyone else said, try on as many different boots as you can, and get the best fitting, most comfortable, regardless of price. Boots are the most important gear you will buy. If they aren't comfortable, you will be miserable.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, comfort wise they all about the same.. I think the thirtytwos were the most comfortable that i tried on. and the least stiff. But the i like the burtons Ion because they are dual zone, i like to be able to tighten the bottom and the top separately.

My friend has DC single boa boot and hates it because he said you can't tighten the bottom with out tightening the top. I'm afraid that while riding, the bottom will get lose and i wont be able to tighten it more because the top is already tight enough. Other people with single Boa run in to this problem?
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whichever fits best

or all things being equal?

thirtytwo, why, because 32 stokes me out, and I stoke you out.



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edit: its true any boot will keep your foot dry except all the sweat you dump into your sock and liner
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whichever fits best

or all things being equal?

thirtytwo, why, because 32 stokes me out, and I stoke you out.



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edit: its true any boot will keep your foot dry except all the sweat you dump into your sock and liner


whateves. Pick the boot that matches your kit. duh.

32 has the best color options so go with that.

I have bright purple boots and I get TONS of comments on them. Sure they fit good but even if they didn't Id wear them anyway. They match my outfit AND I adore getting complimented. Not to mention Im easy to spot anywhere on the mtn with BRIGHT purple boots.

it's like win win win
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ion is the only one of the 3 choices with dual zone lacing...once you go dual zone, you don't go back. DryRide is good stuff. Don't cheap out on boots.
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