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I love these boots but they're pretty stiff though. They hurt my toes so I think i'll get a half size up....great boot though. Great feel and super reactive! Board safe homies....
GREAT, but they broke
I really liked these boots-- great comfort and fit and flex -- but I broke the lacing system on the first day. The flex is supposed to be a 9 out of 10 on the 32 scale, but the Forecast is much stiffer, and even it is nowhere near as stiff as the Burton Driver X. This is really a medium to stiff flex at most-- I don't think you can really crank BOA hard enough to have a stiff flex. The BOA system literally came out of the boot when I broke it, so it was unfixable. Sent them back. I am not sure what happened here-- I am 190 lbs and very strong and ride very hard on double blacks, but I am also not hucking 25 foot cliffs like Travis Rice who rides DC BOAs for 290 days a year. The adjustment mechanism was really great-- I just wish it was stronger. I ordered the 32 Prime, which has bullet proof regular laces. If you do 50+ days a year and are a big strong hard rider, I don't think I can recommend BOA. If you're lighter or a more mellow rider, and you want the much easier adjustment system, this boots for you if you want a medium to stiff flex. BOA works for Travis Rice though, so who knows, if you're light, acrobatic and crazy, it might work for you. You won't be able to get it replaced as easily as Travis though if you break on day 30 or season two. I do know that laces have been working perfectly longer than snowboards have been around.
Boot is super stiff and cradles your foot very nicely. Was unsure about BOA lacing system but i'm now a believer. Makes getting in and out of boots super easy. Just dial them in and go!