Frequently Asked Questions about Snowboard Hard Boots are below:
NOTE: This information is based on our experience and the information we get from our customers. We have been fitting boots for approximately 5 years in our office using these methods, and they have worked very well. We are not experts! If you would like expert advice, please see a professional boot fitter. We only have experience, and a liner-molding oven.
1.How do Moldable Liners work? Moldable Liners work with a technologically advanced foam that softens when you heat it. When heated properly and then cooled, the liner will then take the shape of whatever it was cooled around. Usually this consists of your foot and the boot you will be using the liner in. More Info...
3. What are the major differences in boots?
This is a big one. Remember, there is no "best boot". Each boot was designed for a specific purpose.
In the Deeluxe line, you have 2 different types of boots. The AF (or Asymmetrical Flex) and the SB (standard Snowboard Boot). The traditional boot that most companies have been running for years is the SB type. The biggest difference is the flex. The SB boot will flex forward and back, like a ski boot. The AF boot has a built-in cant, so it will have an Asymmetrical flex. The boot will appear to flex a bit off-kilter. However, Deeluxe believes that since this is the way you are flexing when on a board (towards the inside of the board) they went ahead and built it in to the boot. For some people, it is fantastic and for others it is not. In our experience, people who buy the AF series boot likes it, and people who buy the SB boot are also content. It is, bottom line, personal preference. To our knowledge, Deeluxe is the only company that makes an Asymmetrical Flex boot.
The other difference is stiffness. In the boots that we sell, the order goes: SB 413, Lemans, Susuka, Head, Indy (softest to hardest). If you want to ride the park, and don't want a stiff boot, than the Indy is not for you (even though it is the most expensive). If you are a racer and don't have a lot of money, we still would not recommend the SB413 because you will collapse it (unless you weigh less than 100 pounds). The plastic is actually stiffer or softer on these boots, which in turn makes them flex stiffer or softer.
Another difference is liners. The Indy, Susuka, and Lemans come with a fully moldable Thermo Flex liner. The Head Stratus Pro comes with a moldable liner only in the base (foot part) of the boot. The SB 413 comes with a Standard Liner. This makes a huge difference in fit, comfort, and warmth.
6.Does having a 5 position forward lean make a big difference?
For some people, yes, and for others, no. The benefit of the 5 position forward lean is being able to lock the boot in a range of positions, not only one like the Single position forward lean adjuster. Most riders want to use a different position than the third position that the Single gives you, so the 5 position adjuster is helpful. However, beginners and backcountry riders may only use one position, so to them it may not make a difference.
7.How do I determine size for my boots?
See the Sizing Chart for more information.
8.What is the weight of the boots?
For shiping purposes, the boots weigh approximately 14 pounds per pair.
9.What bindings do these boots work with?
These boots will work with any DIN standard binding. You willhave to check with the binding manufactorer to see if the bindings are DIN standard or not. All the boots on our web site are Intec compatible, so if the Step In binding of choice uses the Intec system, you can use the boot with that particular binding. All of these boots are compatible with the TD2 Step in and Standard.
10.I'm not a racer, but I weigh 250 pounds and ride aggressiverly. Which boot do you recommend?
If you are looking for the stiffer boot, I would suggest the Indy. With your weight and strength you will be able to compress that boot with no problem. If you want something a bit softer, try either the Susuka or the Head Stratus Pro. However, if you are aggressive with that much weight and decide to go with the softer boot, we are not responsible for any problems the boot may encounter.
11.Are the Deeluxe AF and SB boot parts interchangeable?
No. The manufacturer has made these parts specific to each model boot.
12. I wanted to see how the boots would work on snow, but now I don't like them. Can I return them?
Unfortunately, we can't sell boots that have already been used. Once you use the boots (liners molded or unmolded), they are yours. If you have this problem, you can always try selling them on our classified section here. See our return policy here.
14. Which boots are most comfortable?
Bottom line is: If it has a moldable liner, it will be comfortable! No boots in the Deeluxe liner is less or more comfortable than the other. The whole point of a moldable liner is it molds to YOUR foot as well as to the shell of the boot.
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