from the first time I put it on its been an awesome boot. went from a ride anthem 2009 to this. The dual boa is nice to have and the wider foot fits way better with my bindings.
boots breath really well and traction is good.
front lacing system can catch on the leather if you don't pay attention and have it all loose. waiting to see if I break the laces on these boots as I snapped the ones on my anthems every year. Boa those has life time warranty and free replacements :).
If you want a nice stiff boot with heel locks. This may be something to try on.