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What better snowboard boot to get than the Burton Shaun White Smalls Snowboard Boot. If you want to enter the top of the podium and win like the pro's do, then the Burton Shaun White Smalls Snowboard boot is for you. One of the best features of the Burton Shaun White boots is the cushioning in the boot it is constructed with EVA Cushioning with Rubber Ice Spikes. And also is laced with traditional lacing.
Shaun White Smalls
Here at The House talking about the new 2010 Burton Shaun White snowboard boot.
This snowboard boot has underwent a lot of changes here. It is a really cool snowboard boot. Starting off support in this one is going to be powder 6, definitely flex is indicative of Sean's riding pretty powerful, definitely can be pretty much in when you are on the mountain but it is going to be intended for somebody who has definitely been riding for a second.
What you are looking at here, it has got traditional lace, and the outer part of the snowboard boot, they do have new speed hooks, they are using this year so a little bit smoother, like bit quicker, getting in and out.
From there, you have got the articulating cuff which they added this year. The upper is separated from the lower. When you are riding your knees are constantly flexing. Though your shock absorbers are constantly moving on traditional snowboard boots and on these older snowboard boots, you get a lot of bunching or crimping in the instep area where it has the ankle strap. This allows the snowboard boot to flex on itself more like a hinge wood, and I swear by this technology in my snowboard boots for sure.
From there, you got synthetic leather and nylon all of it is very very water proof. The cushioning underwent a change this year too. You have got air, but then you have also got B3 gel running through the snowboard boot. So definitely it is going to be a better shock absorber, had been less last year. Really good for those, icy linings on the pipe or the park, or just cruising high speed anywhere in the mountain. As always with the Burton snowboard boots, you can have the 3D molded tongue really, really nice, doesn't crimp up, doesn't bunch, it is riding into shin, snugs in there really, really good.
On the interior, like any good snowboard boot, it is going to have the harness actually as part of the snowboard boot itself, a nice feature in that is that when you tug on the liner chord, it is not just going to hold your foot in the liner, it is going to take your liner in the foot and pull it back into the snowboard boot, so you get a really good heel hold with this system. Any serious rider should insist on having this in their snowboard boots.
The lace toggle as always is probably one of the easiest ones to use in the industry. Really simple, stays the lock, releases really easily, cannot say enough good things about that. So definitely it is going to have pretty rigid spine, going up the back a bit, it is going to give you really good heel side response from the snowboard boot and you are going to feel less pressure points from your snowboard bindings that you are using. The reinforcement spine here definitely helps to stiffen upper liner a little bit without increasing the weight too much.
Moving into the liner, this is an Imprint level 3 liner, definitely a really nice heat molder from them. The imprints are amazingly lightweight, they are completely heat moldable, you can do it just by wearing them around, or actually going out and riding in them. That is the way I prefer to do it. Just put them on, they are really comfortable right out of the box, you are going to ride and that realistic pressure from riding as well as the heat that you generate while you are riding does a really good job of molding them out. If you try them on, and you do have pressure points you can take them down the walker shop put them on the heat molders but that is really only if you have like a certain pressure point that you need to kind of bump out before you go ride. Other than that, you get a nice Lycra stretch pan on the toes that kind of allow your toes to wiggle and flex a little bit more, wiggling or flexing the toes is going to draw the blood flow all the way up to the extreme of the foot, it definitely keeping it warmer out there.
Now I can move onto the interior. This one, it has got a really soft fleece on the upper part and on the tongue, super super comfortable against the foot. The bottom here they move into a directional mat liner. It is going to do a really good job of holding the sock in your foot down in the bottom. You can see these rather large Achilles grabbers that they have got. Also increase in that heel hold is really, really cool. Throughout the life of the snowboard boot if the liner flexes out too much or you don't get good heel hold, there are J bars and you can saw on the inside of these with most of the high end Burton boots that rejuvenate those bumps in there.
Finally, on the liner you do have the Velcro system that has done away with the power strap, makes the movement easier to get in and out of and I have actually found that my snowboard boots stays in its place better than the older system that did so. Easier, works better, can't go wrong there.
Foot bed on this one, really really nice molded foot bed, good arc support, it is a dual component, definitely has more rigid heel counter in it. It is going to keep you situated in the snowboard boot better, keep you centered, does have the treatment, basically it doesn't stink. It keeps the snowboard boots fresher. These are really, really good snowboard boots, super good bang for the buck at price point. Actually the edges will run through the liner as well too. So definitely keeps them fresh for you. Can't say enough good things about it. Burton Shaun White snowboard boot.
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