If you are looking to become a high flying, mountain sliding, avalanche dodging, adrenaline junkie you may want to understand a few things about your greatest ally which are your snowboard boots. Your choice of boots can affect your performance both ways. Popular snowboard boot reviews from communities have explicitly outlined the specifications to check for when sourcing for the ultimate snowboard boot.
Fitting – a perfect fitting is attained when your toes slightly graze the inner cap of the boot and still gives adequate space to flex your toes. Your socks may be thin or medium in thickness.
Flex Rating – according to snowboard boot reviews, the flexing or the snow board boots can be rated as soft, medium and stiff. The soft flex comes in pretty useful for beginners to give that support while the medium to stiff is for the everyday rider whose skills work better with the rigidity of the boots. Snowboard boot manufacturing companies have devised their own method of labeling the level of flex on a boot due to lack of a standard rating for boot flex and this varies widely with manufacturers.
Lacing system – The need to create a tight fit manually with convenience determines the appropriate system of lacing to go for.
- Conventional lacing – This is a classic lacing style which applies to regular boot types but can be quite time consuming and difficult to handle in the cold outdoors.
- Pull lacing – This style of lacing is more convenient and can be done wearing thick gloves. It comes as a cable you can pull to tighten forefront and lower/ ankle area independently.
- BOA lacing – These offer faster and easier adjustments which can be done using one hand with gloves on. The BOA comes in 3 types; Boa coiler, Double Boa, and Triple Boa.