Lace Up vs. Cable Boots

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  • #108

    tahoejunkie
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    Hey Frosty,I'm in the market for some new snowboard boots since I only have one pair that I bought used on Craigslist (a great resource for poor snowboarders btw).  I've been looking around and I'm a little confused about which kind of boots to buy.I've always used the lace up boots, and for the most part I'm happy with it.  My only problem is the hassle it take to lace em up and  take em off.  Not that its takes forever, but if I can save a few minutes and enjoy the slopes a little more then I'm all for it.Cable boots seem like a good alternative, all you have to do is turn a dial and they're on and ready to go.  But I'm a little nervous about buying them cuz I don't know what to do if the cable breaks.  How likely is it to break? If so, what do you do?  Can you buy a replacement cable or do they come with one?Also if you know of any other type of boot please let me know.  Thanks!

    #2387

    Frosty
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    Seems like you have a good understanding of the lacing systems.  You might want to consider the in-between which have PULL CORDS.  They are WAY more convenient than lacing but are less likely to break than boa systems.  I have the pull cords on my new Burton boots and adore them.

    #2388

    tahoejunkie
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    Thanks a lot!  So are those only available w/ Burton or other brands too?

    #2391

    Frosty
    Coolest

    They are available in quite a few brands, not just only Burton 🙂

    #3039

    rowan
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    my burton boots have pull cords, at some point when I was riding today the lower zone cord totally broke. Has anyone ever had this problem before? I'm not sure how you even would fix this…I'm going to bring them back to where I bought them to see what they can do.  So I'm not sure if this is a common thing with pull cord boots.  These boots were just starting to feel nice and broke in.  I might go back to lace up boots, but was just wondering if anyone else has had a bad experience like this before.

    #3040

    rowan
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    this is in interesting update, for anyone who is interested, I brought my boots back today and the owner called their burton rep while I was there, all the store owner told the burton rep was that one of the cords on my boots frayed and broke, and the burton rep was like, “ok, so the cord that broke is the bottom cord of the laces, and its on her back foot, right, the one that's not strapped in to the board” and he was exactly right. So then he asked if any lifts that I ride on don't have a bar that comes down that you can rest your board on while your riding on the lift, and if I ever use my back foot to hold my board up, which I do all the time, soooo basically the edge of my board is what ended up ruining my boots  🙁  they're going to replace the pull cord on that boot for me, not sure if I have to pay yet or not but for those of you that have these kind of boots this might be something you want to be aware of....

    #3041

    tahoejunkie
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    good to know, I always do that and I have the same style of laces!  I'll have to stop doing that now

    #3042

    Josh
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    Bummer Well good luck.Ive looked on the burton warranty thing and im pretty sure they dont cover that kind of damage ( just go on their site).Just sayin but who knows

    #3043

    Travis Hightower
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    how much are replacement cords? ive always been curious about that.

    #3044

    rowan
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    I should know in a few days how much it'll cost to replace the cord system. I'll let you guys know.  I can't imagine they'll do it for no cost, since it's kinda my fault.  Looks like I'll have to rent boots this weekend, hopefully that won't be too big of an adjustment. 

    #3045

    Travis Hightower
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    ewww hope you dont get stinky foot cheese! have fun! im jealous!

    #3046

    rowan
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    ok thanks for that nasty visual.  i'll be thinking of you when I lace up those yucky floppy old blue rental boots.  Trav you havent gotten to ride at all yet? I thought it's been really cold places down south. (?)

    #3050

    Travis Hightower
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    maybe they'll hit it with the foot spray like the skating rink 😉 still, id take stinky foot cheese over not riding anyday!well, its been cold here yes, but the resorts have been really weird about making snow. perfect north made some, and still has some, but one of my friends went and came back injured because it was almost all sheet ice. then theres north carolina which had 3 runs open, all shutes, not fun for a freestyle boarder that likes jumps, so im still just waiting.BUT! we did get 4 inches of powder in my back yard last night, so i did get to ride and get my first injury. 🙂little bottom bruise from trying to jump a trash can. haha. road ice got me good, but still was fun. heres a few pics, nothing from the riding but some of the snow.l_58d79313cd214967a8c20ba7406c5267.jpgl_56ffcf54e14141949a2431902ba57c5e.jpgbeing in my neighborhood riding with friends was kinda fun. 🙂 the road iced over really bad, we were on our way to the skatepark. nice little warm up though. plus it was pretty warm!

    #3051

    Josh
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    Sounds like a good time travz 🙂    btw  is that u in that pic?

    #3053

    Travis Hightower
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    yup in both. the board in the 1st one is my grudge, my baby!the 2nd pic is my manual. i didnt want the street to tear up thebottom of my good board. i have some more pics i might have to post later. 🙂

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