I've been riding the same pair of Drivers since 05' and they get better year after year. I ride about 30 days a year 14 in VT and 14 in UT. Still the same laces and only minimal external damage. i just bought last years so I have a back up just in case Burton discontinues. Paired with CO2 and Custom X there is no better. I killed it at the Bird day after day with 3' of pow and not one foot issue. I'm 6' and 195 and been riding for 27 years and have tried other brands but always come back to Burton.