At first this boot was super tight and stiff, but very quickly packed out allowing for heel lift even once the jbars were in place. The new lacing system doesn't seem to pull in the top of the boot or hold down the heel for me. With normal lacing you could make things tight and loose where you wanted them. There is no response when turning laterally in the boot unless your flying and then I feel like I am riding on a tightrope, because of the amount of play with the soft materials used in the liner and jbars. I also feel like there is way too much movement when trying to lean toeside before the things kick in. Liked the driver from 2 years ago way better.