I've boarded for 15 years but never with more than 5-7 days a year. Moved to AK and already have almost 30 days in and we are nowhere CLOSE to the end of this epic season. I outgrew the capabilities of my entry level Salomon's and tried these on in the shop and bought them right here at bc. Have gotten 5 days on them and they took a couple days to break in while feeling really good and stiff. I sometimes have to play with how tight i make them because I can get some pressure spots near the ankle bend on the front where the BOA comes to the laces. All in all, I love them and might consider the Status or Judge for next season, as I think a double boa will be my preference going forward... But definitely staying in the DC family!!!!