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Ordered both size 7.5 and size 8 boots but had to return them. I usually wear and size 7.5 shoe and from reading the reviews about them fitting shorter I also got the 8. When trying them on, the size 7.5 boot fit great on my left boot but seemed very "short" on the right. This was surprising since my left foot is longer. Upon taking out the liners, the right liner was shorter even though the liners were both marked 7.5! It looked like a size 7 liner in comparisons. I compared the liners of the size 8 boots and at least those matched lengthwise. Unfortunately, the 8 boots were a little large in the heelcup.
Other than that the boots are lightweight and show really nice build quality. It would've been perfect for my style of riding. Not sure if this was just a liner mismatch or if a whole batch of them were bad (size 7.5 is a new size this year as last year's DC Status didn't have a 7.5) Hopefully I can find another pair in 7.5 that actually fit.
Rode the board once and it seemed very dead. Not lively at all. I was expecting a lot more liveliness due to the bamboo construction but it just wasn't there. Could be the Flat Profile, i.e., zero camber, tech in it that caused it. Turns seemed to take more effort than what I was used to. Decent, but not for the price Salomon is asking for. Would be better for a beginner that preferes a damper ride.
Excellent goggles. Always have used polarized sunglasses for driving and last month at Copper was the first time ever using polarized goggles. Conditions ranged from bluebird to cloudy with snow showers and these performed excellent. I didn't realize how much the glare reduction (from light reflecting off the snow) could've made such a big difference under such varying conditions but now I'm convinced. Having such a consistent field of vision is well worth the price!
Super-light and tough Gore-tex Pro shell(2009 Hover uses Performance shell). Can use the side crossflow vents as pockets if necessary. Sizing runs true in torso width and a little longer in torso length (I'm 5'6" 155lbs)for size Medium. Sleeve length is perfect. Could use a removable hood but beggars can't be chooses at the price I paid for it. As usual, BC.com customer service is excellent!