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Totally agree...and my research continues. I just checked with my LBS and they carry Burton, Rome, Salomon, and K2. So I'll go take a look at their line-up for '12/'13 & '13/'14 and compile a list of mid stiff boots to try on in the next few weeks.
Thats what I'm starting to do, post your list and we can compare contrast and hopefully both end up with a solid purchase!
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Cool. Sounds like a plan.
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Review is Salomon F3.0 Boot Review | The Good RideThe Good Ride
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Further proof the good ride is run by a bunch of genetic rejects. You can't review a boot, every one has an individual experience with boots. Every ones foot will sit different in it, and push into it differently. The only "review" one can seriously do on a boot is it's long term durability, weight, outsole grip... stuff like that. Basically all the stuff that doesn't have to do with fit and ultimately shouldn't have an impact on your purchase. The only factor other than fit that should influence a boot purchase is material construction, of which no one really knows the truth... yet.

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Further proof the good ride is run by a bunch of genetic rejects. You can't review a boot, every one has an individual experience with boots. Every ones foot will sit different in it, and push into it differently. The only "review" one can seriously do on a boot is it's long term durability, weight, outsole grip... stuff like that. Basically all the stuff that doesn't have to do with fit and ultimately shouldn't have an impact on your purchase. The only factor other than fit that should influence a boot purchase is material construction, of which no one really knows the truth... yet.
I get it. What about boot flex? Can that be reviewed? It's seems the flex of the same boot is contradictory from site to site and person to person. Guess I just answered my own question huh? This weekend I'm going to try to make it to my LBS, so I was trying to get a list of mid flex boots for the brands they carry. I'll order gear thru the net, but never boots.
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Further proof the good ride is run by a bunch of genetic rejects. You can't review a boot, every one has an individual experience with boots. Every ones foot will sit different in it, and push into it differently. The only "review" one can seriously do on a boot is it's long term durability, weight, outsole grip... stuff like that. Basically all the stuff that doesn't have to do with fit and ultimately shouldn't have an impact on your purchase. The only factor other than fit that should influence a boot purchase is material construction, of which no one really knows the truth... yet.
You can't review "fit" but personally I would like to see more reviews on boot brand quality, durability and functionality/features to help make an informed decision on which brands to prioritize over others. That should definitely be part of the purchasing decision. Too many questions on boots are simply answered "whatever fits you or feels the best is the best boot"...not much help really...else everybody would be wearing nike but then having to dump them 30 days in (according to what I've read)...
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You can't review "fit" but personally I would like to see more reviews on boot brand quality, durability and functionality/features to help make an informed decision on which brands to prioritize over others. That should definitely be part of the purchasing decision. Too many questions on boots are simply answered "whatever fits you or feels the best is the best boot"...not much help really...else everybody would be wearing nike but then having to dump them 30 days in (according to what I've read)...
I couldn't agree more..its kinda frustrating that in the end your kinda just making a " best guess" purchase since at most you have about 10 mins at the shop to sit in the boots. But it is what it is I guess.
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if it makes you feel better (it probably wont) it took me a very long time to find a pair of boots that fit well, the salomon F3.0's are that boot for me. Having said that they may not be for everyone. I find that FOR ME the boot is middle of the road flex. I like that it has a more open toebox so my toes dont feel like they are being choked by a midget and for me it has excellent heel hold. The liners fastening system (found on a lot of salomons boots) Is the best system I have seen. The outer lacing system is somewhat gimmicky but it works well and I dont have numb or hurt feet. I have long narrow feet salomons run narrow. I also wear a size 12.5 show (mondo 30.5) which is a size most manufacturers dont bother making so my choices are limited.
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I'm leaning towards the F2s or F3s. From the info I'm came across, their quality and reputation is pretty solid. I have narrow feet as well. I am going to go and try them on as well as any other boots I'm interested in. Seems to be the only way. My LBS is rather small so their selection covers about 5 brands. But I've heard nothing but good things about Salomon, now it's time to see how my feet feel about them!
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Flex is subjective too, me at 215 is going to find a boot rated at 5 way softer than someone riding the same boot at 125 lbs. I will agree that a breakdown of construction quality and different techs like dampening, lacing systems etc... would be helpful. Although the quality thing would likely need a full season of abuse and by then you are onto next years model. For that it is probably best to go on previous brand experience.
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As far as flex goes, does the lateral flex of a boot match its forward/back flex or can it be asymmetrical like highbacks on bindings?
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