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13/14 DC T.Rice boots

-took a couple days to break in
-comfy all day
-responsive
-good grips for hikes
-liner lacing could use a pull tab for boot removal. There's a big of digging involved
-losing its stiffness after five rides
-mysteriously ripped the so called superfabric on day seven
-I highly doubt these things will hold up after 30 days
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alot of people are complaining about the "superfabric", seems they put out a boot for mainstream, advertising it as a pro boot for more than 60 snowdays per year. which clearly is not.
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Yep. Buying DC boots is just pissing away your time and $$$. Learned my lesson the hard way 5 years ago. I have seen nothing to convince me anything has changed since.

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could be cut from your sharp edge on the lift chair?
I heard DC didnt have that quality usually.
cant really judge spending $400 bucks on boots only last 60 days.

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DC has some good tech but mine looks like they have 100 days on them, after 10 days.
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Yep. Buying DC boots is just pissing away your time and $$$. Learned my lesson the hard way 5 years ago. I have seen nothing to convince me anything has changed since.

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What would you buy?

I've been stuck in the burton (ion and driver-x) world because I know they work. However, I'd love to get ideas for other boots.

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I really wanted to buy a pair of these last year but the quality issues made me think twice. I have a pair of Burton SLX that have lasted me about 4 years (I don't ride 50 days a year) and the wear on them is barely noticeable. I bought a pair of 32 Focus Boa's at the end of last year but haven't used them yet.
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What would you buy?

I've been stuck in the burton (ion and driver-x) world because I know they work. However, I'd love to get ideas for other boots.
salomon boots maybe? I know their boards are not popular but they do make quality stuff. my F3.0 looks brand new after 15 days.
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Lots of good companies out there. What fits your foot should be the first rule of thumb. I have been having good luck with Ride boots. Uses Celsius before that, no complaints with them. Salomon is usually good quality. I have had some friends have some good luck with the higher end Flow boots. The Talon is of interest to me. K2 has also been making quality boots for awhile now. There are plenty of others too that I am missing. The only manufacturer I for sure avoid is DC.
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I have these boots and I love them. At size 13 my selection is pretty limited. Usually only Burton. I had to drive down to Seattle to get mine from Sno*Con since there was barely anything for me in Vancouver and Whistler.

I don't know what you did to do that kinda damage on the SuperFabric. They seem really tough in that section. I heard from reps that Travis Rice was really stoked improvements they made. He was tearing up boots in a week with all the sled riding and everything else, so they made the soles and outer toebox really tough. They aren't perfect, but I don't know many mass produced garments made in China that are of very high quality anymore.

Maybe you guys have good luck finding boots in normal dude sizes but I'm pretty limited, and these boots should last me a while. I have close to 20 days on them now and they're still holding up just fine with minor wear. Matter of taste/user/luck/whatevah, I guess.

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