Well after trying out the boots, they are not made for me, most people that complain about them say that they are to tight. I found out that in my case they have a pressure point in the ankle that hurts like hell. But over all they are not that tight as stated before. Overall they are comfy but that pressure point makes my riding very uncomfortable. Thoris says they are perfect for him.
So anyhow I gave the to Thoris and he likes them. I am just going to use his for now.
And about the board, yes the kickers are the ones destroying the board. On a boat it should look like new for a long time.