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Burton Ruler Restricted Snowboard Boots 2010/11 Review

  • Price: £170
  • Sizes: 5-14
  • Flex: 6
  • Gender:

They say: One boot to rule them all.
We say: Burton have beefed up their already impressive Ruler here with an extra-large airbag for extra cushioning and a slimmer ‘Shrinkage’-enhanced profile. They’re not available everywhere, but if you can find them these are well worth a try.

About Academy

  • Building boards since: 2004
  • HQ: Auburn, CA, USA
  • History lesson: Founded by a crew of riders who “believe in quality first”, Academy has grown slowly overseas, but it rapidly became a household name in the states, with a team that featured the likes of Chad Otterstrom. Right from the beginning the idea has been to support the growth of ordinary riders alongside team shredders. For that reason (and also, probably because it fits neatly with their name) Academy give out a series of scholarships to talented snow lovers each year to help them through college. Nice guys then!
  • Ridden by: Frat-boys on company scholarships, and US-based park rats who know their Tyler Flanagans from their Scotty Jameses.

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