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Whether you are boarding in a blizzard, flurry, rain or even hail a pair of Burton Hail snowboard boots will make the experience a pleasurable one. With features shock-proof air cushioning you can ride rough icy trails, extra long rails and land big jumps without worrying about how your foot will feel after. The Flex2 liner and Flex Spine 2.0 add to the comfort of you boot, while giving you the support that you need. Lace up a pair of Burton Hail boots this season with their Power Lacing System and hit the slopes hard.
Here at The House talking about one of the cooler snowboard boots we got in the shop: the Burton Hail snowboard boots. Tons of features go into this one. It’s one of their Park series of snowboard boots. What you’re looking at here is, first off, you’ve got the shrinkage tech. It’s going to basically take the snowboard boots they had from previous years and reduce it by one full size on the exterior, really good if you’ve got a larger foot and you’re looking to avoid the toe or heel drag. From there, you got an articulating cuff, which actually you can see easier here. It totally separates the upper part from the lower part of the snowboard boot, allows it to flex on itself more like a hinge would. You don’t get the bunching or crimping that you typically would get on a snowboard boot that’s solid all the way through. It does also have more flex panels here to keep the snowboard boot from deforming when your knees are bending, which you constantly do while you’re riding. Other than that, this year they added a 270 airbag. Pretty much three quarters of the snowboard boot has an airbag directly underneath the foot. Super good at absorbing hard, icepack landings. It definitely acts as a suspension as you’re going through uneven terrain. They also gave it the power lace 2-to-1 power lacing system. Basically this little tab will go back to the tongue. As you tighten the laces, it pulls the tongue back; really gives you good heel hold with that lacing setup. Also added new hooks this year, a little bit quicker to get on and off. Another airbag on the rear here; that’s going to be really, really good at keeping the high rack from biting on the top of the snowboard boot there. A nice series of snowboard boots. This is the one that has the harness for the liner actually attached to the snowboard boot, so when you pull on the laces, it not only holds your foot in the liner but it holds the whole liner into the snowboard boot itself to give you really, really good heel hold. The liner itself is going to be a Flex 2 liner. This is second in command for the Park series of liners. A nice, tall back here; a flex panel is going to keep you from getting bite on the back of your calves, super comfortable. It does have the Velcro to center the tongue. You got rid of the power strap. This makes them a lot quicker to get on and off, and it holds a lot better throughout the day. As always it’s going to be fully heat moldable liner. The best way to do that is to rock around the house for two or three nights in a row, or just go ride in them. That definitely is the way I prefer. If you have a hot spot or some pressure point, you can take them to the shop and mold them out. It will alleviate that point of pressure. You got really good Achilles grabbers in the back of the liner there, directional nap so it holds your sock in place. It gives you heel hold, once again, and keeps your socks from moving around throughout the day. Lycra toe panel is going to be really good for letting your toes wiggle. It’s going to promote blood flow to the extremity of the foot and keep your toesies warmsies. You got a three layer foot bed in this one, really, really good shock absorption in this one. It’s definitely going to help take up the icy landings along with that airbag. And then all of it as far as the liner and the foot bed go are coated with the Aegis antibacterial lining so it doesn’t smell. It keeps the funk away, keeps them fresh. The Burton Hail snowboard boots. Super, super awesome freestyle snowboard boot, definitely a lot of bang for the buck here.
These are the most comfortable boots ever. Burton has the best warranty and service I have experienced of any company I have dealt with for anything.
These boots will assist you in any area of the mountain under any condition. I've had my Hails since 2008 and they are the best boot I've ever slid my foot into. I have a wide foot and these wrap it perfectly. They are very flexible very durable. I recommend heat molding because it saves so much time as well.
I bought this boot a couple years ago and have nothing but positive things to say about it. I bought them at a shop in Atlanta. I'm not sure I got the most knowledgeable fitter but he recommended getting half size smaller. They were mildly uncomfortable the first few times out but after they broke in they fit like a glove. They are very warm and durable. Also easy to keep clean. A nice feature was they came with extra laces. The only negative is they squeak like a mofo. My best guess is the squeaking comes from the articulating cuff rubbing on the lower part of the boot. There will be no sneaking up on anyone while wearing these boots. I used these boots on mostly groomed runs in New Mexico and Arizona. They have been through a few powder days with no problems. They worked well with the Forum republic bindings. The toe shape is kind of blunt so they don't fit as well with the toe straps on the Union Force bindings as my DC boots do. I mostly just putt around so I can't attest on their jumping ability. Overall good durable boot worth the price.
This is a great park-oriented boot, definitely on the flexy side of things, which makes it quite comfortable. Heck, I'd wear these around town if it was snowy. However, after a full day boarding, I'll notice that they do tend to let in moisture a bit more than I would like. Also, the way the lace holders are built in, if you have the bad habit of resting your board on your feet on the lift you'll cut them in a hurry. Personally, I prefer a slightly-stiffer boot (Vans Aura) as it seemed I could never get these tight/firm enough to get the level of control I wanted.
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