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  • #566797
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Im looking at sales over the internet and like the K2 clicker set up. I am not familiar with boots for this setup and wanted to get opions. All of the boots/binding set ups are from last year or the year before. What is the best clicker boot inyour opion and are there any boots to shy away from?

    #583020
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Personal Opinion

    I like the HB (highback) models over the flat models because the performance of the system is closer to that of a traditional softboot/strap binding set-up and less like a ski boot.

    With the HB model the highback support is on the binding, not built into the boot. The boot has good flex and support in all directions.

    The system has been discontinued for at least two years but you can still find them. I would recommend the HB Pro (hard to find) because it was really lightweight, low-profile, and simple. As the binding evolved (Magma model) it got heavier. For the boot I would recommend the T1 or Eclipse models (again, hard to find).

    Good luck and don’t forget to upgrade the stock liner to a thermo. 🙂

    Ps. the small version of your vid is here…feel free to post it.
    http://www.splitboard.com/vids/p420.wmv

    #583021
    Matt
    77 Posts

    I wouldn’t convert to Clickers now. It is getting virtually impossible to find something decent in boots. This is most likely my last season in them for that reason, and that will require me buying new liners to boots that are already quite worn out.

    #583022
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    I’ve been thinking about the Burtion SI system instead. Any idea how they compare to the clickers, performance-wise? Are they that much worse? I had an early version of them on a rental pair (without highbacks or instep straps or anything) when I was still learning to snowboard maybe 5 or 6 years ago. I had gotten past the total kook stage of learning and they seemed fine to me. But I wasn’t exactly pushing the envelope or anything…

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #583023
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    short answer is you are better off in a good strap set up than the SIs.

    for more opinions…use the “search” button. 😀

    #583024
    burton
    329 Posts

    k2 clicker is a nice system – low wight and work on all weather.

    my vaforit boot is the nitro mirage with a self fix shimano bindings system on a voile slidertrack.

    i cut the long arm (open and close ) and switch the position 180 grade.
    the joke is – you can open the bindung wihte your ski stiks.

    see pictures at: http://www.erstespur.de/viewtopic.php?t=1500

    greads burton

    #583025
    burton
    329 Posts

    k2 clicker is a nice system – low wight and work on all weather.

    my vaforit boot is the nitro mirage with a self fix shimano bindings system on a voile slidertrack.

    i cut the long arm (open and close ) and switch the position 180 grade.
    the joke is – you can open the bindung wihte your ski stiks.

    see pictures at: http://www.erstespur.de/viewtopic.php?t=1500

    greads burton

    #583026
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    You gotta love ebay for rare finds!

    I picked up a brand new pair of my beloved K2 Clicker HB T1 boots for $99. 😀

    They’re the same model I’ve been using for the last two years and since you’ve all heard why I like them (blah blah blah) I won’t bore you. Sadly, mine are near the end of their life and since they don’t make them anymore I recently picked up a new softboot/strap binding set up for the upcoming season. I’ve also been looking at some used Lowa Struktura AT boots to give the darkside another try in certain conditions. When I came across a brand new pair of my old Clicker HB T1s for super cheap…I couldn’t pass it up. :mrgreen:

    the boots

    the first order of business was to ditch the heavy, uncomfortable stock liners and add my thermo-s

    here is the binding on a Voile slider track and the boot with thermo liner

    Stoked!

    #583027
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    Hey bcrider, I was just looking at your new boots and it just occured to me that I have the same liners as you, and I’ve got at least an inch more liner showing out of my hardboots that you do out of those new ones shown here!

    #583028
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    BCR-Have you spent much time trying to device an eject mechanism? Does that lever release up or down?

    Your stoked on the boots. Keeps your system together for a couple for years anyway.

    #583029
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @jon Dahl wrote:

    Hey bcrider, I was just looking at your new boots and it just occured to me that I have the same liners as you, and I’ve got at least an inch more liner showing out of my hardboots that you do out of those new ones shown here!

    So from a design standpoint…can we gather…

    The K2 boots use a taller cuff to compensate for their softer flex.

    and

    The Alpine boots use a shorter cuff to compensate for their stiffer flex.

    ?

    #583030
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @ecobrad wrote:

    BCR-Have you spent much time trying to device an eject mechanism? Does that lever release up or down?

    I used a release cord a few times on them a number of years ago. While I agree that a snowboard (or skis that don’t release) can act as an anchor in an avalanche, I’m still not convinced trying to eject is always the best option.

    #583031
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Ejectimg definetly wasn’t the thing to do in your little avy near The Waterfall.

    #583032
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    So from a design standpoint…can we gather…

    The K2 boots use a taller cuff to compensate for their softer flex.

    and

    The Alpine boots use a shorter cuff to compensate for their stiffer flex.

    ?[/quote]No, that just means I cut a lot of cuff off my boots, and added a strap to the top of the liner to stiffen up things a bit. Cuts weight and gives me the flex I want for out of bounds stuff.

    #583033
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    So from a design standpoint…can we gather…

    The K2 boots use a taller cuff to compensate for their softer flex.

    and

    The Alpine boots use a shorter cuff to compensate for their stiffer flex.

    ?[/quote]No, that just means I cut a lot of cuff off my boots, and added a strap to the top of the liner to stiffen up things a bit. Cuts weight and gives me the flex I want for out of bounds stuff.

    #583034
    shastariffic
    5 Posts

    bcrider-

    Where’d you get your ‘thermo-s’ liners? What size liner for what size boot?

    -chad

    #583035
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @shastariffic wrote:

    bcrider-

    Where’d you get your ‘thermo-s’ liners? What size liner for what size boot?

    -chad

    why here of course 🙂
    http://www.splitboard.com/shop/

    I’m on my second set, my first ones lasted two seasons. I’ve been very happy with them….they’re superlight and remain comfy all day. Good for winter camping too. My only complaint is the inner fabric. It seems to “pile” a little in the heel area. Maybe its a sign that I need shim my heel a tad under my footbed.

    There are other brands out there as well. These are the ones I’m familiar with though. Good luck!

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