I have a set of Driver-X from ~2001 or so. They are a very stiff boot and were fantastic for freeriding.
However, this year I found the Burton Ions to be a little softer and more usable in the park situations.
All that being said. Boots are mostly about comfort and support.
Everyone is different and you should try on every boot you see.
I think I tried on about 20 different pairs of boots this year before I bought the Ions.
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