I just bought a pair of Ride Crew BOA boots and they're really stiff. So stiff that I had a hard time controlling the board. I discovered how much I rely on my ankle motion for control and shock absorption, and I could feel the impacts being transferred up my legs to my knees. On my first day with the new boots I left the upper BOA completely loose but the boots still felt too stiff.
I do not know how much softer they might get with use, but I've gone back to using my previous 32 boots. Does anyone think they will soften up?
The take-home message here I guess is that your boots can be too stiff.