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What criteria for selecting a boot?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Hi,

After the recent trips to my bootfitter I'm being temped to get another pair of boots. Hence the question...

I understand the importance of fit & flex, but other than these, what makes one boot better for me than another (assuming both fits equally well)? Are there things like "this boot is better for free style vs. racing?"

thanks!

P.S. My bootfitter only carriers Technica with the reason that they have wide enough range of lasts & he likes their design. When I did a quick trial fit of the Diablo Pro, I do feel that when I flex the boot, I seem to be tranferring more engergy (weight) directly to the inside edge of the boot than my Krypton. And I can flex the Diablo more/better.
post #2 of 3
fit is key,  then flex.

After that some freeride/freestyle guys like the rubber boot boards,

racers like plainer colors, and a bit stiffer boots.

that is about it.  more marketing, less reality
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the explanation Dave...

It must be my "upgrade bug".... to think that reaction time is / will be that much quicker hence should spend the $$$ again.

So now I can rest that idea 
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