These boots are by far the best boots ever made. I've always loved thirty-two boots but these are definitely my favourite. Yes they are a "stiffer" boot, (7 on the flex scale) but they don't feel that bad. I ride quite a bit of park and powder and they were fine. I do ride a bit softer binding,( Rome 390) and they were a great combination. They were responsive, and could always hold their press. I rode these a lot in powder as well and they were great. Definitely the most comfy boot you can buy, and also the best all around boot ever. I love these boots and I will never go back to another boot.