I needed a new boot for my resort set up. My resort set up gets about 2-3 days of action per year and hasn't been updated since the early 2000's. I splitboard most the time on a hard boot set up and wanted the exact opposite of that in my resort boots. These fit the bill-cheap, soft, not overly bulky, and warm. I just got back from a wet snowy day up at Grand Targhee and I am pretty pleased with this boot. I purchased it more with groomers and park in mind, but it handled the wet powder pretty well. A little too soft for serious freeriding but for an entry level all around boot it is great. With the flex I am sure it is going to be great in the park whenever I get around to hitting one. I paired this with the Union Flite bindings and a Chimera Orb twin tip board and I feel like I have a killer freestyle set up.
as far as sizing goes I feel that it runs maybe just a hair on the small side. Not enough to worry about sizing up, but if you are on the fence/in between sizes I would go with the bigger size.