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Cover every angle.
When you're staring down a big mountain line or aggressively carving a steep groomer, you need a boot that's powerful and precise. Luckily, the Ride Men's Trident Boa Snowboard Boot has both of those requirements covered, and then some. Offering unprecedented adjustability, it features three Boa dials for the most fine-tuned fit possible, and its stiff flex and powerful heel hold help you take on the biggest, baddest lines your mountain has to offer.
Boa Focus dials let you independently adjust the upper and lower zones of the boot so you can get the fit and feel exactly how you like it. Meanwhile, the Tongue Tied Boa dial wraps securely around the ankle to prevent heel lift. Not only does heel lift cause added fatigue, it also slows down response, which is a no-no when shredding high-stakes lines.
Multi-density heat-moldable foam in the Intuition Dream liner provides cloud-nine comfort while also enhancing rebound for precise edge-to-edge transitions. The Slime tongue resists breakdown so your boot retains its stiff, lively feel throughout the season. Ride finished it off with a Michelin outsole that uses two different rubber compounds, a phylon midsole, and a shank to provide support, cushioning, and unmatched winter traction.
- Stiff, customizable boot for hard-charging all-mountain riding
- Dual Boa Focus dials tighten upper and lower zones of boot
- Boa Tongue Tied locks down liner for unmatched heel hold
- Stiff flex offers powerful response and support
- Heat-moldable Intuition Dream liner maxes comfort and rebound
- Impacto footbed offers support and cushions impacts
- Slime tongue resists breakdown throughout the season
- Michelin Peak outsole is extremely durable and grippy
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- Q & A
Heel lift no more!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have had these boots since January 2017 and have put about 35 days on them, including several days of splitboarding in the backcountry around Teton Pass in Wyoming and northern Vermont.
Very, very comfortable, right out of the box. The liner in these is great, it's plush and warm.
Fairly sturdy. I could probably get another season out of these. There is definitely some stitching that is starting to wear on them, but given the amount of hiking and skinning that I've one in them (which is not their intended use), I consider that to be acceptable.
Insane amount of adjustability. The triple boa system really lets you dial in your fit perfectly. The dedicated heel hold boa reel is a really nice touch; I wish there were more options like this on the market. I've always struggled with heel hold in my snowboard boots, sacrificing comfort for performance. With these boots I didn't have to do that. Also, while skinning up, I can keep the heel boa pretty tight, and loosen the shin boa and skinning becomes nice and easy.
The slime tongue is a bit too tall, and tends to bite into my shins on descent. Sometimes I can get the right position where this doesn't happen, but more often than not by the end of the day when riding the resort, I'm pretty sore in the shins from the added pressure at the top of the tongue. A little more padding, or a slightly shorter tongue, would go a long way in alleviating this.
Foot beds. Like most snowboard boots on the market, the footbeds in these boots are garbage. I tossed them immediately and put in a nice pair of remind insoles.
Too much plastic
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I ordered these Ride Trident boots along with Ride 92, DC Travis Rice & K2 Maysis (all Boa boots) to make a choice between them. I eventually chose the K2 Maysis over the DC's in 2nd place (which turned out to be a mistake - ready my review of the K2 boots).
I liked idea of the 3-Boa (inc. the ‘tongue-tied’) system and in truth these boots did have the best lock on my feet compared to the other boots. I didn’t choose these boots, though, for the following reasons:
1. They are pretty ‘light-weight’ – both in actual weight, but also in construction. I’ve never suffered cold feet in my old Vans doing full days on groomers, boot-packing or skinning out, but I was pretty sure I would do with these babies.
2. OK, so I could use boot-warmers etc… but my real concern was all that plastic in the ‘tongue-tied’ construction. It’s not that it looked fragile or flimsy, but I really couldn’t see it standing up to all that heavy in-and-out of my rear binding.
Ironically, I did have similar misgivings about the plastic Boa guides on the tongue of the K2 Maysis, even though I eventually selected them over the DC Travis boots (which were just too darn hard to get into! :)). My misgiving about the K2 were justified – I should have bought the DC’s (and a pair of silk socks :))
Great boot. Stictching not so good.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Bought these boots last season. Was pretty excited as they were the 1st pair of boots I had bought in about 7 or 8 years. After 1 or 2 runs I noticed some stitching coming out of the toe box on the right boot. I thought that the problem may be cause cosmetic but didn't want to take a chance. I did not dare keep them all summer and have a problem with them the following season and not be able to return them, so I decided to contact Backcountry and get a return started. Unfortunately they did not have that same boot in my size. Fast forward to this season and I called Backcountry about getting the same boot for the price that I paid last year , they told me they could not honor the price of 379. 99 and that if I wanted the same boot I would have to pay for 449.99. It is unfortunate I liked the boots they were very stiff but comfortable. I felt it was unacceptable to pay almost $400 for a pair of boots and have the stitching coming out after less than a half hour of riding. I was hoping maybe I just got a defective pair. Guess I will be looking elsewhere for a new pair.