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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Wolf View Post
    I think that would be a great set up for you if you can get it. Even if you want to go with snowboard boots, you will always be able to resell the Receptor bindings.

    The good news about ski boots is that the beginner models work best with their upright stance and soft flex. Beginner = cheaper!
    Do you have any specific pairs that you could recommend? Or something I should be striving to look for? And in regards to bindings, is it just step in and snap? Do I have to modify the boots or anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wushuguy View Post
    Do you have any specific pairs that you could recommend? Or something I should be striving to look for? And in regards to bindings, is it just step in and snap? Do I have to modify the boots or anything?
    Boots are one thing that you just have to go and try on and see what fits best. My feet are wide so I prefer Nordica boots, I have their Hotrods right now. Skiboarding promotes a more centered stance with less forward lean leverage, so softer boots with a more upright stance work well. And like I said earlier, these tend to be beginner boots. Most skiers also get their boots to fit as tight as is possible, we can go a little more relaxed as your toes won't pull back as far without the forward lean.

    Not to rush you, but you may not find any better deals that you will this weekend. I would try on boots at your local store then get online and look for Black Friday deals. You could save up to 70%. My Hotrods retailed for just over $500, I got them online for $189 in the sales. Just make sure they have a return policy if you haven't tried them on before. Buying boots blind can be a crap shoot for fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Wolf View Post
    Boots are one thing that you just have to go and try on and see what fits best. My feet are wide so I prefer Nordica boots, I have their Hotrods right now. Skiboarding promotes a more centered stance with less forward lean leverage, so softer boots with a more upright stance work well. And like I said earlier, these tend to be beginner boots. Most skiers also get their boots to fit as tight as is possible, we can go a little more relaxed as your toes won't pull back as far without the forward lean.

    Not to rush you, but you may not find any better deals that you will this weekend. I would try on boots at your local store then get online and look for Black Friday deals. You could save up to 70%. My Hotrods retailed for just over $500, I got them online for $189 in the sales. Just make sure they have a return policy if you haven't tried them on before. Buying boots blind can be a crap shoot for fit.

    Interesting. I'll see if I can swing by a sports store tomorrow and try a few on. But in regards to modifications, since skiboards have different bindings, it's not quite a step-in like ski bindings. I noticed on some video that you need a modified heel to click into the bindings? I could be wrong though.

    And with the receptor bindings, would I be using ski boots or snowboard boots? Or can I use either of them (hardshell snowboard boots?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wushuguy View Post
    Interesting. I'll see if I can swing by a sports store tomorrow and try a few on. But in regards to modifications, since skiboards have different bindings, it's not quite a step-in like ski bindings. I noticed on some video that you need a modified heel to click into the bindings? I could be wrong though.

    And with the receptor bindings, would I be using ski boots or snowboard boots? Or can I use either of them (hardshell snowboard boots?)
    You can only use snowboard boots with snowboard bindings.

    The heel pieces you are referring to are a specialist set up that uses hardboot/Alpine/carving snowboard boots with matching bindings. This is a very rare set up that is not commonly used.

    You are looking to buy regular ski boots to use with either non release skiboard bindings, like the Receptors, or regular ski bindings, either on risers or direct fix. No modifications required.

    If you get the Revolts with Receptor bindings you just need regular ski boots and you are good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wushuguy View Post
    Do you have any specific pairs that you could recommend? Or something I should be striving to look for? And in regards to bindings, is it just step in and snap? Do I have to modify the boots or anything?
    Fit is all the matters in hard boots. Everyone has their preferred brand, fit, flex, and forward lean so you'll get a lot of differing advice. The best advice is try them on and work with a good boot fitter to get them right to your foot. You don't have to spend a lot to get the right boots but the worse thing you can do is cheap out and get a pair of boots that "kinda" fit. There are plenty of guys that have a basement full of $50 internet special boots that kinda fit their feet. Having bad fitting skiboots is like hiking all day with a rock in your boot.

    The advice you should be asking for is "Where are the good bootfitters in your area". If you were near me I would send you to my local shop where my wife got her boots. A good bootfitter will not only fit your feet but also your budget.
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    NOO! The skiboards are sold. The guy forgot to take of kijiji! ((( Bakc to hunting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie View Post
    Fit is all the matters in hard boots. Everyone has their preferred brand, fit, flex, and forward lean so you'll get a lot of differing advice. The best advice is try them on and work with a good boot fitter to get them right to your foot. You don't have to spend a lot to get the right boots but the worse thing you can do is cheap out and get a pair of boots that "kinda" fit. There are plenty of guys that have a basement full of $50 internet special boots that kinda fit their feet. Having bad fitting skiboots is like hiking all day with a rock in your boot.



    The advice you should be asking for is "Where are the good bootfitters in your area". If you were near me I would send you to my local shop where my wife got her boots. A good bootfitter will not only fit your feet but also your budget.

    Anyone is welcome to go in my basement and try the 5 pairs of boots I have down there collecting dust:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Anyone is welcome to go in my basement and try the 5 pairs of boots I have down there collecting dust:-
    If those do not work, I have at least another 4 pair in my basement to try on.


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    Actually don't know how many pairs I have!

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    Hm. I'm possibly going with skiboots. Bindings are cheaper and I like the security of a harder boot shell

    http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...942140.3758127

    ThoughtS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wushuguy View Post
    Hm. I'm possibly going with skiboots. Bindings are cheaper and I like the security of a harder boot shell

    http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...942140.3758127

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    IMO comfort is the ONLY important criteria. Here is a thread that can help you determine if the boot will have a chance of being suitable for you and if it is being fitted appropriately: http://www.skiboardsonline.com/forum...ead.php?t=8813


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    Quote Originally Posted by wushuguy View Post
    Hm. I'm possibly going with skiboots. Bindings are cheaper and I like the security of a harder boot shell

    http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...942140.3758127

    ThoughtS?
    I honestly don't recommend buying at Sportcheck. Go to a boot fitter. I made the mistake of buying there, and cheap boots. Needless to say after 2 years and loads of problems I found with my foot, I actually bought too small.

    Now I bought at a bootfitter, haven't tried them yet (soon) but they will make adjustments for free, and if the boot still doesn't work will give me credit towards another boot.

    Take the advice, don't make the same mistake as I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solarmoon View Post
    I honestly don't recommend buying at Sportcheck. Go to a boot fitter. I made the mistake of buying there, and cheap boots. Needless to say after 2 years and loads of problems I found with my foot, I actually bought too small.

    Now I bought at a bootfitter, haven't tried them yet (soon) but they will make adjustments for free, and if the boot still doesn't work will give me credit towards another boot.

    Take the advice, don't make the same mistake as I.
    Interesting. I guess I'll have to find a place in Toronto (shouldn't be too hard)
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    I just purchased my first skiboard used from a SBOL user. Looking forward to receiving them in the mail! Will take pictures when I get it!

    Also, looking for bindings for it now! :P
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    Finally received them in the mail!

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    Now I need release bindings!
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