There's a big snow storm heading into Whistler and I need some new snowboard gear to be prepared for the powder day! My old snowboard boots are missing two hooks that hold the laces. They're also soft and warn out, so my heel lifts up while riding. I'm heading into Showcase snowboards in Whistler to check out their boot selection. I'm interested in trying on some different brands and different lacing systems. I'm also in the market for some new snowboard bindings and possibly a powder snowboard. I've demoed five snowboards on the mountain which have given a good idea of the type of powder snowboard I'm interested in.
The snowboard boots that I purchased are the Burton Ion's. They were the most comfortable boots and they had a great lacing system with the speed zone laces. I also picked up Burton Malavita bindings. These binding had straps that really made my foot feel locked into the snowboard. They're also a mid flex binding which is great for all types of snowboarding. Finally I purchased the Yes 420 powder snowboard. This is a short and fat board with a big nose and small tail. This is an ideal snowboard for Whistler because the short length makes it ideal for quick turns through trees!