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|03-06-2014 06:09 PM|
Originally Posted by neni View Post
|03-06-2014 05:54 PM|
You're smoking some bad granola, buddy.
|03-06-2014 05:27 PM|
I like in London UK but snowboard at panorama BC Canada.
I enjoy (not very good) the moguls and learning the back country stuff. Still new but just wanted a much stiffer boot than the Vans lol.
Thanks for all the help. The Ions are not on sale and are retailing around $400.
|03-06-2014 04:49 PM|
you forgot the Burton Driver X. Very stiff. with removable ( stiffer) inserts.
|03-06-2014 04:41 PM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
+1 on the Ride Insano, if you like Boa
|03-06-2014 03:42 PM|
Where are you freeriding? I ask this because freeride does not equal all-mountain.
In general freeride is more off-piste, trees, steeps, variable terrain.
All-mountain is just that, park, on-piste, off-piste.
Generally freeriders tend to like stiffer boots, like the above mentioned Malamutes, the Burton Driver X, etc. But the advice above to try everything on and go with what fits best is probably the best advice.
FWIW, I went from '90s Vans Shaun Palmer Signature Series, to Burton Serows, to Burton Driver Xs (currently on my second pair). I loves me the stiff boots!
|03-06-2014 03:34 PM|
Ions and TM2's are both great med-stiff boots. Been riding the Ions for about 2 years now and they are awesome. I wasn't so stoked on them at first, but we eventually began a harmonious relationship once they packed out to my wide forefoot.
They have softened up a bit, but just enough to appease my freestyle urges. I wouldn't wear them on a park day, but they will do just fine on a jump line. Lacing system is money. You can adjust your lower and upper tensions strapped in. Quality and durability are great.
TM2 are just about identical flex. A less cushy feel than the Ion. A bit wider in the toe box as well. I was torn between the two a couple yrs ago, but eventually went with the Ions. If I can't find a really good deal on another pair of Ions I will most likely get some TM2s next time I need boots. Can't go wrong either way.
PS: No need to have the Ions heat molded. Burton's "out of the box" feature works good enough to reduce a miserable break in. They will change quite a bit over time though.
|03-04-2014 05:10 PM|
Originally Posted by I need a name View Post
Will try out the boots mentioned.
|03-03-2014 06:29 PM|
|I need a name||Whatever fits best. Stiffness doesn't seem to have a huge effect on my riding. As long as they aren't noodley boots, I'm good to go.|
|03-03-2014 06:07 PM|
|blackbeard||Ride Insano and Salamon Malamute|
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