i noticed that i had some heel lift since i did not tighten my boots down to much so after tightning them i basically got rid of 95% of the heel lift and it felt so much better turning. i now try to keep my boots tight but last night while night boarding i was getting a little so i tightened them down and fixed it. i do have some cheap rossignol boots that i bought on ebay for $30. they look decent and were practically brand new. i think i may be in the market for better boots after my problems.