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What boots do y’all wear? I need new ones this season.
Ride Fuse. Fit my feet well, upper medium flex. Boa locks the heel then laces allow for custom fit. Solid plastic tongue and backstay make for consistent flex. Burrito liner is amazing. No stupid internal laces or hard bits of plastic in front of the shin area. Comfiest boots I’ve had by a country mile.
 

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What boots do y’all wear? I need new ones this season.
I really wish I could answer that, but the quest for the perfect boot continues. I have been riding Nitro Select for the last seasons but they are not perfect. Now I am going to ride Vans Infuse for a couple of days and see if they work out. Feels promising in the house but you never know for real before riding. They take forever to tie up though (Inner lace, boa, traditional lace AND strap)
 

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Korua sucks.

Buy Amplid

I've bought Aplid Creamer 168 this year, and took it on my last trip.
Ohhh my... That's. Dope board. Stiff as f... Like for AM board, but preety good carving board.

I gave it, some other dude on Korua CR 159,
And i tooked his board. So i felt on icy slope that Korua was very "slippery".
At middle of the run he stops, and said about his Korua : "Until now i thought that i have great board".

But still love those white bullets :) but on morning icy groomers now Amplid is my new weapon of choice.
 

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I currently am on a pair of Ions but I'm debating to get new boots. On my list to try: K2 Thraxis, Ride Insano, Ride Trident, Salomon Synapse Wide. Have tried the Driver X, Tourist (also go splitboarding...) and Deeluxe Spark XV but not sure I want either of them :)
I’m looking into Thraxis/Insano as well.
I guess my question really was, do these Koruas need a stiffer (stiff) boot or can I get away with a typical mid stiff boot like a Photon. I prefer my boots on the stiffer side but things like the thraxis and Insano might be overkill for surfy/park days
 

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I’m looking into Thraxis/Insano as well.
I guess my question really was, do these Koruas need a stiffer (stiff) boot or can I get away with a typical mid stiff boot like a Photon. I prefer my boots on the stiffer side but things like the thraxis and Insano might be overkill for surfy/park days
Havent tried the Koruas with mid stiff boots but don't think that'd be an issue. I personally don't think they are crazy chargers compared to other boards I usually ride and think you'd get away with a less stiff boot. I don't go to the park and am more focussed on backcountry/splitboarding in addition to resort riding. So I prefer to have a stiffer boot that possibly needed to ride my CR.
 

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Havent tried the Koruas with mid stiff boots but don't think that'd be an issue. I personally don't think they are crazy chargers compared to other boards I usually ride and think you'd get away with a less stiff boot. I don't go to the park and am more focussed on backcountry/splitboarding in addition to resort riding. So I prefer to have a stiffer boot that possibly needed to ride my CR.
Thanks for the insight, really appreciate it! I don't find the CR particularly stiff compared to boards I've ridden in the past but being a size 8.5 on the 159 I'm thinking I might need a little extra support due to my small feet.
 

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What boots do y’all wear? I need new ones this season.
I've been using the Nitro Select TLS they seem to fit my narrow heel well. The speed lace system isn't the best and I'm looking at the Thraxis this year, if they ever arrive. Depending on how they fit I may end up in another Nitro boot. Also considering the Talon and Insano but nothing is in stock to actually try on
 

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Thanks for the insight, really appreciate it! I don't find the CR particularly stiff compared to boards I've ridden in the past but being a size 8.5 on the 159 I'm thinking I might need a little extra support due to my small feet.
I have size 8 feet and rode my Dart 156 just fine in my mid-stiff boots (Ion, Accera, Trident) using Now bindings (Pilot, Drive). The skatetech bindings were clutch in taming the wider boards, more so than boots. What bindings do you ride?
 

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My old Salamon Malamut had 200+ days, I couldn't just let them go… I was losing weight as they were losing stiffness, but this held only up until a point. I'm now on Vans Verse, they are comfy and seem to pretty good all mountain carving boots and a good fit for the Café Racer, but almost only used it from split right now. It's what I bougth it for in the first place, I'll see if I need a second pair of all-mountain.
 

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Korua sucks.

Buy Amplid

I've bought Aplid Creamer 168 this year, and took it on my last trip.
Ohhh my... That's. Dope board. Stiff as f... Like for AM board, but preety good carving board.

I gave it, some other dude on Korua CR 159,
And i tooked his board. So i felt on icy slope that Korua was very "slippery".
At middle of the run he stops, and said about his Korua : "Until now i thought that i have great board".

But still love those white bullets :) but on morning icy groomers now Amplid is my new weapon of choice.
Neversummer>everything
 

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My old Salamon Malamut had 200+ days, I couldn't just let them go… I was losing weight as they were losing stiffness, but this held only up until a point. I'm now on Vans Verse, they are comfy and seem to pretty good all mountain carving boots and a good fit for the Café Racer, but almost only used it from split right now. It's what I bougth it for in the first place, I'll see if I need a second pair of all-mountain.
2nd on the vans verse, been on em for 2 hard seasons, they have been great, minimal liner breakdown and it comes with a stiffener kit to refresh them
 

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I ride it with Adidas. For wider feets they are great. Now Lexicon, but i want to try Acerra.
I really enjoyed the flex of my Acerra, but man do they blow out fast. By day 60 they turned into what I consider a very soft boot and by day 80 they were completely toasted. Couldn't even keep my feet dry. Barely got through 2 seasons. Great fit though!
 
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