My first boa boots, and DC I might add. So outta the box the boot is easy to put on, the boa system works like a champ, really easy to get a good fit.
I did have to readjust all my bindings to fit the boot, its got a LOW profile and quite narrow! My Burton Customs do not fit them at all! ok but!! they ride awesome! the stiff sole works amazing for hiking, just pop the boa and you got some good flex on the ascent.
ONE DESIGN FLAW, so taking the boot off is rough! pulling some slack in the lower (toe) boa is impossible with gloves on, wet hands or in a hurry. if a simple "tab" were added this boot would be flawless.