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Anyone bought anything exciting for this season?

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IMV I think its a bad idea, they will not be as comfortable as the Rulers over a day riding, but if you've tried them both on and like the fit then go with them. Buying gear to hopefully get better and save on upgrading doesn't really work out well most times. The photons could make your day miserable. I know riders that have been on the Rulers for years and love them.
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Yeah you make a fair point and likely know more about this stuff than I do. I'm new to the sport and have so far tried to buy intermediate gear so that I don't outgrow it quickly, as I do tend to learn relatively quickly if I commit to something (which is why I bought medium flex gear like the Union Force bindings, rather than the Flite pro for example, and a Nidecker Escape, rated at 6-7/10 flex with a not-too-aggressive positive camber, which has suited me well so far).

I have only tried the Ruler wide so far, which fits well. I haven't had the opportunity to try the Photon wide yet - I was obviously going to try it out before committing to it, though I was expecting it to be stiffer (I'm told it's about a 7, compared with the 4-5 of the Rulers). I would have thought the "fit" should be the same the wide options of both boots have the same internal dimensions? But presumably you mean that the Photon's will make life really difficult for me because they're stiff and that will ruin my experience? In which case yeah the Ruler is probably the best option. Will definitely try out the Photon in a shop somewhere, but yeah maybe I should stick with the Ruler. Glad I joined this forum, lots of helpful people here giving me great tips already!
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I'm sure the moto's are 4/5 and the Rulers are 5/6. My Imperials are 7 so the Photons must be 8+ in flex rating but its not only the flex that counts. Boots vary in shape, size, width and purpose so the fit is as important as what you'll be using them for. No good having the Photons if you'll only be lapping the park or dicking about flatland. They're designed to be ridden aggressively out in the backcountry.


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Yep fair point. I'm not really too interested in park/jibbing etc. The only freestyle stuff I'm interested in learning is a few butter turns here and there and some jumps, but mostly I want to work on all-mountain skills - carving on piste and slowly starting to develop backcountry boarding. I'm sure the Ruler will be the perfect boot for all of that.
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Stick with the ruler wide.
If they fit & feel good go for it.

Dont worry about upgrading your boots anytime soon. They will see you a long way.
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So I have the Ruler (non-wide) and I upsized in order to make the width work (though I didn't consciously know that's what I was doing at the time, I was a complete beginner without any knowledge!), so I do need to change my boots (from a 13 down to an 11). The only two boots on the market that provide EEE width are the Ruler wide and Photon wide, so yeah, I think you guys have convinced me to just go for the Ruler, and not spend even more money on the Photon Smile
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Yes, Width over length. Otherwise all that room will mean your foot moving around. If your foot can move, then it can twist & turn inside the boot. I have had my foot twist to where it wont twist back (its only a small twist) but the cramp kicks in really quick!
You could also try seeking out Asian Fit.
Cant say I have seen asian fit in the UK though, but they supposedly have a small stretch area at the widest point.

I also have wide feet, but wear step-on's (Burton Photon's). They did not make these in a wide boot & I get a lot of discomfort because of it by having to go up a size. They are doing a wide for the upcoming season, so going to see if I can find a pair to try.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
I swore I would never do it... 3 seasons later and I've done it.... Bib Pants. Wouldn't go back now though. They were a godsent in Japan.

https://sameway.co/product/analog-breakneck-bib-2018-snowboard-pants-dull-gold-s/
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^+1 I bought some last season. Japan for me too.
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Treated myself to a new jacket as my 5 year old DC wouldn't last the season for 20/21. Yep preparing early!

https://www.burton.com/gb/en/p/mens-burton-ak-gore%E2%80%91tex-helitack-jacket/W19-149781.html
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waiting for new stepons to be released. Burton are doing a wide this season snowHead
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 And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Bought a new C2 TR Pro, first new board in, well ages ....... maybe ride my old 'beginner' SK8 B less .... or will I ....... Cool

Bagged some NOS SPis for pennies, should run well with my just broken in Ions.

Four weeks in BC already booked, probably another two or three weeks out in the Alps once the season cranks up.

Might buy some new socks .......
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Honestly I don't need a thing, however, I have not yet been exposed to shop displays of shiny new things which normally does the trick... snowHead
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You know it makes sense.
In a moment of online retail weakness I bought this little tool on eBay for £26.

https://www.slopeangel.com/product/slope-angel-halo/

No idea if it's any good, but worth a punt
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Just bought a 2019/20 seasonTop4 skipass which went on sale today. It's the first time I've ever bought a season skipass, but as I'm now retired this year I'm aiming to visit the Jungfrau region more often and also to take in the 3 other Swiss ski areas covered by the pass. Madeye-Smiley
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Congratulations @Alastair Pink the top 4 is fabulous. Do not over look a visit to Meiringen Haslital. It is a real gem and only takes 35 mins by car from Lauterbrunnen. Hope you have a great time finding new terrain!
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@Rogerdodger, yes I intend to, I've skied just one day previously at Meiringen a few years ago and I know there's lots to explore. Smile
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