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Gear Review

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Bringin Skate to the Snow

Burton is bringing out a boot technology to go with all their new EST/Channel tech and trying to give snowboarding more of a skate feel. In the past most boots have a forward ramp in the midsole that causes you to bend your knees and support yourself on the balls of your feet. This is awesome for anyone looking to go fast and make aggressive turns or someone just getting into riding. If you're freestyle oriented or skate, you'll love the new EST midsoles. They eliminate the ramp and allow you to stand more flat footed, like a skate shoe. This really allows you to center your weight and distribute it more evenly which goes well with all the new tech like rocker and frostbite that bring your weight into the center of your board anyway. I do NOT recommend this boot to a beginner.