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11-11-2010 08:47 PM
Originally Posted by mcancelliere View Post
if you had to pick between ride and DC?, which one
I bought the Ride Insano. Great boot. Stiff. If you do not mind the bend in the front foot, go DC.
11-11-2010 06:57 PM
mcancelliere thanks DuncanShea, thats the kind of response i was looking for, I ordered a pair of nikes and Celsius to compare them

I will have to look into the rides and DC @ rei's

if you had to pick between ride and DC?, which one
11-11-2010 06:34 PM
DuncanShea I tried on the new DC Status Focus boa, K2 T1 double boa, and the Ride Insano Focus boa. I rode a pair of Ride Insano's for two seasons and loved them.

The K2 T1 double boa was terrible for me -- the second boa locks down a strap over your ankle, forcing the heel down. Sounds good in theory but in practice it was torture.

The DC Status were amazing boots that fit great. The heel cup was very agressive and completely locked down the heel. Problem (for me) was that when you leaned forward, the boot bends along ball of your foot (ier, just behind the toes). I have bad toes and do not want motion there. I tried to talk myself into the boots because they were pretty awesome. But. No dice.

The Ride Insanos are just as good as previous. I love the new velcro liner cinching that replaces the top of the liner strap. It makes getting into the boots a lot easier. Ride Insanos are relatively stiff so know what you are getting.

Btw, REI does free shipping to members
11-11-2010 01:26 AM
Triple8Sol Alright this is getting ridiculous. You've heard the facts and expert advice from some experienced people, and you refuse to listen to any of it. So just do whatever you want.
11-10-2010 10:18 PM
J.Schaef Well, you should just buy whichever ones you think look coolest then.

Because the tech isn't much different.

It is going to be a gamble whether or not they fit anyway.

Just do something, Try on the FUL's or RFL's they are very similar to the insanos.

PS. The Kaiju isn't a boa boot. I understand your local shop doesn't have all these boots, But they have some. Go pick some from there if you have no money to waste. That is really your best option. Pick the boot that fits your foot best. Even if it isn't in the list that you have changed every time I've looked at this thread haha.
11-10-2010 01:53 PM
mcancelliere i dont have cash money to just waste..
11-10-2010 11:12 AM
m_jel in that case, just order a couple of pairs, try them on and send back whichever ones you don't like
11-10-2010 07:53 AM
mcancelliere The board shop in my town, only has laced boots, so i cant even try on the insano, just a similar boot, and have him order the insano for me...

but your right, i want to order online to avoid tax, and because i really dont have a choice..but before i order online, I would like to pick my "best" option for a boot, so im not sending back a million boots..

11-09-2010 11:48 PM
Triple8Sol You should look into the K2 Maysis. Slightly softer than the T1 DB, and a great boot. It would prob be a better match for your board/binding setup. Celsius Cirrus is also a solid choice. I would stay away from the 32's b/c I'm very unimpressed with their boots. Fit aside, they're just huge and heavy, although not quite as bad as Vans.
11-09-2010 11:47 PM
Originally Posted by Salvation View Post
The dude's already said he hasn't got access to the boots, so he's not gonna be able to try em on.
No, that's not quite what he said, which actually was, "The only boot i am able to try on is the ride."

If there's one boot model that meets your general specs and you're able to try it on, do so. If it feels good, buy it. Only if it doesn't feel good would there be a point to asking for opinions on other boots that can't be tried on. If the Insanos prove to be a good fit, who would be dumb enough to recommend that the OP buy something else instead, sight unseen?

To the OP: Try on the Insanos before you do anything else. Don't worry that there might be some theoretically superior boot out there somewhere. The perfect is the enemy of the good.
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