They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
I "copped" (as the kids say) these at the beginning of the season this year for a "fresh" white-on-white look, paired with a Burton Jussi. The look is great, the padding is better than any others I've had, but that's about where it ends.
Beautiful "pow" day at the "Bird" yesterday and the toe strap broke, permanently locked at the tightest setting. So now I'm stuck trying to peel the toe strap off at every lift and peeling it on at the top of Mineral Basin with the wind beating at my old face. And that was probably the 7th/8th time I've used them.
I had an old pair of Drake Mikey LeBlanc's on my previous board and never had one problem in 9 years. For 200+ bucks I'd expect a little better craftsmanship. I'm not trying to break a hip or anything out there