I was a snowboarder, then someone taught me how to tele, then i bought these boots, and now i have a hard time deciding what to ride.
I love these boots. I enjoy the stiffness of them on the down, but love the flex they offer on the way up. the BOA lacing liner is phenomenal and i can tour for hours without wishing i was out of the boots. the only drawback to these boots is that the weigh a lot. they also overpower anything that is skinnier than 100 underfoot, in powder. but, they perform nicely when put on skinnier skis for corn, hard-pack, and fast on-piste skiing.
these also need a free pivot binding (BD 01), touring without one is torture.