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So hello i think i will buy boots online, because where i live we have snow like 4 months ~ and there are few snowboard shops so they are overpriced, but im scared to buy them online from ebay u.c.c my shoe size is 8.5UK so should i get 8.5 or 9 snowboard boot ? or i should jut buy them in person ? p.s im looking at these boots witch one u would recommend ?

Burton Moto 2014
Nitro Nomad 2014
Nitro Anthem 2014

yes i want TSL boots .. :D and thank you for reading this would appreciate you opininon
 

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better yet find a nice local shop and build a relationship with them. As a customer or repeat customer and referrals etc. Many times you can get a match web price. Plus you can get heat molding for that exact fit, can't do that online.

Not for everyone but I found a local guy that has excellent customer service, and has treated my family very well. So much so we are now friends.

I know money is tough these days and we all need to maximize how we spend our dollars but don't rule out those non-tangible aspects that a brick-n-mortar store can offer you !!
 

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You definitely want to try them on. Every brand fits a bit different. I would say try them on at your local shop then order the ones that fit best online if they're cheaper.
 

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Do you go to Southport, Slyder? I bought 2 pairs online last year and just heat molded them myself.
Sorry I don't know what Southport is? Assuming it's a store.

I was just one of the lucky ones that found a great store!
 

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Yes but there is difference between countries, where i live we have like 5 snow shops (in whole countrie) , i don't buy gear often and im only 16 teen i don't like to ask money from parents so i can't build relationship with them, but i can get 20% off new stuff in one store( i usually buy clothes there and everything) that's kinda good, but that store is so expensive for example burton moto boots they cost like 260$ that is bit to much for me :D but i think i will buy some 2011-2012 session boots i hope i will find some TSL boots i rly want to try them out have u ever used them ?

sorry for my spelling English is my 3rd language .. :D
 

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better yet find a nice local shop and build a relationship with them. As a customer or repeat customer and referrals etc. Many times you can get a match web price. Plus you can get heat molding for that exact fit, can't do that online.

Not for everyone but I found a local guy that has excellent customer service, and has treated my family very well. So much so we are now friends.

I know money is tough these days and we all need to maximize how we spend our dollars but don't rule out those non-tangible aspects that a brick-n-mortar store can offer you !!
This find a local store and keep going back. I actually get staff pricing on a lot of stuff now at my local store. I do take care of their minor computer issues at no cost, but I know I am winning when it comes to that deal.
 

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Op definitely if you can find a local core shop and develop a relationship is the way to go. I have 7 board/ski shops within 5-10 minutes and another 2 shops within 30 minutes. The closest is my main one...we have always gotten excellent service, no hassles and deals with just a nod.
 

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brand loyalty

If you settle on a manufacturer you're guaranteed a certain level of consistency in sizing. I wear 11.5 Ride brand boots, whether they are the Deuce or FUL variety it makes no difference. I have bought several pairs over the last 4 years and they all sized the same way. But, having said that, I wouldn't buy a pair of those new Adidas in 11.5 without trying them on first.
 
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