I skied these last season and will be doing the same this season. The boots are especially nice for those with longer legs, who want good support while not being in a racing stiff boot. Don't get me wrong the boot is plenty stiff but somehow has enough give to make it comfortable all day long. I especially like the BOA which, like its name would suggest, can really get you snug from your shin to your ankle. BI had tried the BD 130's as well (only to flex in etc.), for me it was a bit stiffer than I needed or thought would be good for an all around mountain boot.