This will be my 4th season in the T1. Really stiff out of the box but break in nicely. The liners don't pack out as quickly as a lot of other boots I've had. I usually just replace them when they start stinkin'. I really like the BOA liner but I'm gonna stick with good old-fashioned laces on the shell. If the cables break it's actually pretty easy to replace them provided you have the little allen wrench required and the correct length cable. My liner cables have never snapped but I've seen a lot of outer cables fray and break. 99% of the time it's due to resting a board edge on your unstrapped boot on the lift. Anyway, great boot for someone who doesn't like a mushy bag of slop.