the boots are solid. my first boa boots, and it works good. it is true that lower half of the boots doesnt get as tight as the upper with boa, but it didnt bother me at all when riding. these are my 3rd dc's and as ususal, they fit about one full size smaller. im not sure if im a fan of air pumps,,,,but its just a matter of personal likings. i mainly ride backcountry, trees, chutes, cliffs,,,,pretty much anything natural with little tiny bit of park when the weather is crap and they are have the perfect flex for what i like to do.
the bindings looks and rides great. though it is a all around, freestyle oriented bindings, i mainly use them for backcountry, trees, chutes, cliffs, pillows, and little tiny bit of park when weather is crap. you will find the highbacks really flexible,,,which worried me a little when i recieved them, however after riding them all week at kickinghorse, they are proven solid, responsive,and have good flex for grabs. the look of the bindings are awsome as well. super funky with airblaster details, sure to get noticed. a lot of people cant really tell what bindings they are until you tell them. all the hardwares, and componenst on the bindings are solid and simple. no screws to loose and tooless adjustments are all nice. i rode many technines for last 5years and this bindings beats them all in my opinion. i have had many many problems with technines buckles, and all of their screws comming loose on hill. none of that with this union bindings.