I would say it is definitely good to spend more money on your boots. How many times have you complained about your boots being uncomfortable or your feet being cold compared to the number of complaints you give to your board or bindings? If you're focused on how uncomfortable your feet are then you can't focus on the joys of snowboarding. I would recommend just going to a shop and trying on every brand of boot they have. Don't worry about brand name, just find the boot that is the most comfortable for YOUR foot. If your foot aches or has pressure points after only a few minutes, just think how bad that will be after a couple of hours! Since it sounds like you like to go fast, I would recommend a good stiff boot. If you want a softer boot then make sure to get a stiff binding to help with stability at higher speeds. Also, if you DO want to factor in brand, think about this- Who would you think makes a better boot? A shoe company like Nike, DC, or Vans who also makes snowboarding boots; or a snowboard company whose main purpose is building snowboards and bindings with boots almost as an afterthought? But try on a ton of them and pick what fits YOU the best.
Happy feet=happy day on the snow
Agreed! I have been wearing Celcius Cirrus for the past few trips, and have been looking at a couple that really fit my feet. The Nike Zoom 1s really fit my feet well, as I have a bit more narrow foot. However, I am leaning towards BOA, as I have to tighten my laces every couple of hours. I am really impressed so far with the K2 Thraxis boots. Some companies such as Burton, Salomon don't fit my feet very well...
The biggest concern I have is determining what bindings wil be next, and make a decision based on my riding, and not the advice of someone in a store, that might think I am a park thrasher, instead of a simple resort and powder rider...
After lurking for a little while, I decided I really like the atmosphere here and mustered the courage to sign up - in what is record time for me on forums
I just learned to ride last week, and at 26 I feel like I've been wasting my life for not having done it earlier. Needless to say, it is already my #1 favorite activity (sharing the #1 spot with going to concerts of bands I like).
So I shall now wave excitedly to whoever is watching and be off to type a lengthy request for advice in the Boards section I'll probably be on rentals for most of this season, but I am looking to get my own gear as soon as possible (i.e. as soon as things go on sale).
Hi I'm Jamie... 27 year old gal from Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Have skiied a couple times in my life. Went snowboarding once when I was 16 and once when I was 19. Really started last year and went a lot last year and already this year. Have a season pass to Wachusett Mountain in MA and also go to Bretton Woods in the white mountains.
Newb here, live in Texas and speaking out to everybody. We're going to Copper Mtn in a few days to meet up with some friends that live there. I've skateboarded for a few years but been off the board since busting my ankle due to playing baseball. We're planning on being up for about 4-5 days. Any advice for a warm blooded newb lol.
Hey guys, had a nasty fall a work a few years ago and messed up my pelvis pretty bad. Still not 100% but im not going to let that hold me back. Picked up a brand new Never Summer Revolver and some 2013 Union Contacts and a pair of 32 lashed and been up to cypress a few times already. Im really loving being able to go again. Supposed to be 20cm overnight and clear skies tomorrow so im heading up.