Rated5out of5byNorthwest StratoVolcanofromSolid like a rockI've had these boots out for a few weeks already during the 2013-14 season. They are solid and really stiff boots which is exactly what I wanted out of these puppies. I can carve like a razor on these things and they help me really tweak my lines in the crud and the powder. Padding is in the right spots, the footbed has a good arch and support and adjustability for fit is solid. These are a major step up from my last pair of Ride Anthems. Ankle articulation for doing tricks and such is limited, so be aware of that. Also, the quick lacing system that requires me to stow two spools in little pockets is a drag but not something that noticably causes problems.
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated5out of5byglauconfromSolid boot, easy to tightenI've been riding for almost 20 years. Spend most of my time on the steeps, in the trees, and going fast. I like maximum response and these boots deliver. I've got about 6 days on them so far. After a few hours of getting used to the feel, the boots became intuitive and did everything I asked of them. The speed zone lacing is quick, easy, and great for adjustability.
This is the first time I'm using the Driver X - they're not quite as stiff as I imagined they'd be, but I don't notice much, if any, loss of response.
The only minor hitch worth mentioning is the fit of the liner - I have somewhat narrow feet (in a size 11.5 boot) and it seems that there is some cinching going on with the way the liner tongue interfaces with the rest of the liner when the boot is tightened. I felt some pressure points on the top of my foot as a result when I made the boots really tight. I loosened them up a bit and the pressure points went away without any loss of fit, so maybe they were just too tight.
They work well with cartel bindings on my NS raptor.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated5out of5byTheSizemographsfromThese Boots Give Me a StiffyI had been riding 2001 Burton Driver boots (for 11 years!) and I was very pleased with their stiffness and durability. I decieded to give these a try and, not surprisingly, I was impressed. If you install the included tongue stiffeners in the boots, these babies ride like hard boots with the comfort of soft ones. The first day I rode with these, my rear toestrap snapped off on the second run. I rode the whole rest of the day without it and didn't notice a difference! These boots are perfect for someone who likes turn-on-a-dime control. I ride a lot of steep, off-trail, glades, and moguls and these boots are perfect for me. I wouldn't try to do anything in the park though.
Date published: 2013-01-20
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