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Old 12-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Boots needed **Help**- currently 05 Burton Freestyle

So since I I got a new board and bindings this season, I was thinking about finishing out the kit. But I will still have my oldschool snowpants form K2 and my dirty white special blend coat, have alot of sentimental value.

On a serious note, I currently ride with my Burton Freestyle boots, a couple people in my ski house has the dial on their boot but I am old school and weary of newer technology. I know its quicker and easier and they stay tighter.

I ride 60/40, bombing the mountain and then riding the park. I currently ride a smokin super park with hybrid rocker camber...........any ideas is appreciated..........
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Also my heel raises up sometimes in those boots..........almost seems like I have less control on toe turns sometimes but i compensate
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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boa has been around a while as is very durable from what ive herd. if you go that route make sure you get a boot with dual boa. speedlace is also a pretty good system.

boots are hard to get advice for. find your price range, find the stiffness you want then try on all the boots that fit what your looking for. not all boots fit everyones feet so what is awesome for one person would suck for another. when you narrow it down to a couple different models look online for reviews and go with what you like the best. for the best comfort id recommend grabbing some insoles like super feet, as well as having them heat molded. dont buy a boot just because its a cool brand or someone says is the best, get what you need and youll be happy/comfortable.

a good boot fitter will be able to find you the best pair for your needs.
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Speedlace is probably the worst lacing system on the market. Its hard to really dial in and it's also pretty much impossible to repair a broken lace. I'd go traditional or maybe boa if you really cant spend a couple minutes and "Hockey Lace" traditional boots.
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i dont know what your basing that on. yes some companies have had trouble with the locking mechanisms with speedlace but quality boots with them are quite reliable. they can also be replaced it just takes a bit of patients and time
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i dont know what your basing that on. yes some companies have had trouble with the locking mechanisms with speedlace but quality boots with them are quite reliable. they can also be replaced it just takes a bit of patients and time
The fact that speed lace boots can only tighten in two areas and MANY brands speed laces cannot lock makes them inferior. Plus what if a speedlace breaks in the backcountry or even at a small resort without a shop? You're SOL. Theres a reason why most pro's rock traditional you can dial it in better than the craze type lacing systems. Boa has the advantage that you can tweak it with gloves on so its a decent system if you get the dual boa.
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The fact that speed lace boots can only tighten in two areas and MANY brands speed laces cannot lock makes them inferior. Plus what if a speedlace breaks in the backcountry or even at a small resort without a shop? You're SOL. Theres a reason why most pro's rock traditional you can dial it in better than the craze type lacing systems. Boa has the advantage that you can tweak it with gloves on so its a decent system if you get the dual boa.

Where I ride, Stratton Mountain in VT those worries are of no need here. I did get the Dual BOA (binary boa). I agree with the laced boot being able to customize where you want the support but that support will loosen throughout the day. I have been riding laced boot for 19 years. fyi the binary boa are steel wires, I find it hard to believe those would break before the laced boot and they give you an additional metal lace to reinstall if there are complications with the stock one.

For me it was ease of access and being able to go quickly and save time, especially with the ridiculously long lines we get here on the weekends, 10 mins in the morning is the difference by 2 runs before the crowds arrive....
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I was talking about the quick lace system I've seen people slice the lace on their boot with the board. No I'd bet you that the laces from boa boots could slice though your edge if you made a rope saw out of them
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