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Burton Ambush vs Imperials vs Rulers

Which one would be the best choice for the price

anyone have any of them?
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Which one would be the best choice for the price

anyone have any of them?
I would say the Ambush, unless you really need the extra stiffness of Imperial. Both the Level 3 liner and the Level 2 footbeds are notable upgrades over the Ruler (even if the footbeds should still be replaced for extensive riding) and so is the ESS shank. The Ambush also has the biggest flex panels, which is significant because Burton does not really do articulating cuffs (except for on the SLX).
Combine that with the fact that the Ambush is only slightly more expensive than the Ruler and it is an easy pick.

Still the old adage holds that you should pick the boot that fits best. Incidentally, I find that the Imperial and the Ambush really fit almost identically.

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Thanks so much

I have only ever tried in the moto boots do they for the same as the ambush?
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Thanks so much

I have only ever tried in the moto boots do they for the same as the ambush?
No idea. 21
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Good to know because I just snagged a pair of 2013 Ambush on sale - paid only $65 which is even less than the cheapest Rulers that I have seen.
Planning to pair them with my NS Brothers in Arms Cobra and 13 Genesis bindings. Total cost of the set-up was $600.
That is a pretty sweet set-up and a great deal.
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I just got the Ambush for this past season. And i love them, no reason to buy the ruler over the ambush. From my experience, the boots are super light, to me at least, and are very comfortable even with the stock footbeds. I have no complaints. and after about 40ish days of riding, the boots are still in extremely good shape and most of those days were spent in the trees and being ridden hard. So yeah, Ambush over Ruler, but if you really see a need for the Imperial then go that route. But i think the Ambush should be perfectly fine. But like its always been said, whatever fits you best.
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I bought the Ambush last year and although they are very light and the lace system is good I found them extremely soft and the inner Velcro section would sometimes change positions while riding.

Might be my fault for buying them on a whim and not really researching Burton boots. I had heard that Burton made softer boots but this was just ridiculous, might as well ride sorels.

For park only they would be good but if you ride anything else way too soft.

I had 32 Team2s before and loved them.
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I bought the Ambush last year and although they are very light and the lace system is good I found them extremely soft and the inner Velcro section would sometimes change positions while riding.

Might be my fault for buying them on a whim and not really researching Burton boots. I had heard that Burton made softer boots but this was just ridiculous, might as well ride sorels.

For park only they would be good but if you ride anything else way too soft.

I had 32 Team2s before and loved them.
You must have been doing something wrong with tightening them or maybe there was an issue with the liners because this is no where near the experience I have had with them. To each his own though.
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As in not soft or the velcro coming undone?
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As in not soft or the velcro coming undone?
Both. I never had an issue with the velcro and my boots definitely were not the stiffest boots but I wouldn't consider them to be soft boots. And they plenty of heavy use this past season so it isn't the new boot feeling.
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