Originally Posted by Nathanofficial
Which one would be the best choice for the price
anyone have any of them?
I would say the Ambush, unless you really need the extra stiffness of Imperial. Both the Level 3 liner and the Level 2 footbeds are notable upgrades over the Ruler (even if the footbeds should still be replaced for extensive riding) and so is the ESS shank. The Ambush also has the biggest flex panels, which is significant because Burton does not really do articulating cuffs (except for on the SLX).
Combine that with the fact that the Ambush is only slightly more expensive than the Ruler and it is an easy pick.
Still the old adage holds that you should pick the boot that fits best. Incidentally, I find that the Imperial and the Ambush really fit almost identically.