Hey guys, glad I found this thread. I just picked up a pair of 2012 T1s on sale. I don't have my board or bindings at my house (in storage) so I've been walking around in them tonight. I had the same issue with the harness restricting my forward ankle lean. Feels a bit better when I move the harness down on the velcro. The boots feel great other than this. I feel like I can keep the harness just tight enough and the outside (laces) the right tightness to give the boot a little less overall stiffness. For you guys who have ridden the T1s for a season or two, have you been happy with them? Any more issues with the harness being too stiff for your ankle bend? How do the boots work for quick sharp turns, moving in trees, and other all mountain freestyle type riding (not park or park obviously)? Thanks dudes!