TM-2 Double BOA Snowboard Boot
- Ride anywhere your heart desires with this premium all-mountain boot
- Medium-stiff flex is responsive and supportive for riding hard
- Dual BOA system independently tightens two zones with rapid closure
- Performance backstay increases energy transfer to bindings
- Intuition liner is thermo-moldable for a custom feel
- Heel Hold system is customizable to eliminate heel lift
- Performance footbed cradles your heel and adds cushion
- Performance Rubber sole is lightweight and absorbs impacts
- Item #TTW00E1
- Q & A
Super stiff ladies boot!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm a big mountain rider and have been searching for women's boots that are stiff enough to inspire confidence in the steeps for a few years. I've had two things I want: stiff and a boa lacing system. In the past couple years I've had K2 Contours (great mid-flex boot) and Ride Cadences (a little stiffer, also a great boot). They all have a similar flex rating - Contours were a 4/5, Cadences and these TM-2s were a 7/10. Flex ratings are determined by the brand, not by an industry standard and it's less reliable than ski boot flex rating. Even with this knowledge, it was shocking how different the TM-2s were in terms of stiffness. The TM-2s are significantly stiffer than any other boot I've ridden or tried on. The responsiveness is INSANE. I can swing around my burly big mountain board like it's nothing. They feel super durable as well. The one downside is that they are a challenge to break in. I had to get them heat molded. They gave me shin bang. The heel pocket is DEEP and low and the intuition liner is burly. Turning is initially weird with no ankle flexibility, but eventually ends up forcing you into better, more powerful turns. Once I got them broken in though - definitely one of my favorite boots I've ever owned.
Is it possible to adjust the ankle support so that there's less of it? The built-in support feels like it's adding some not-so-good feeling pressure at my ankles. While there are additional pads I can add, I don't see a way to reduce what's already there.