Glad you posted that mini review. I am buying boots on a budget and the Rift Boa was one of the 5 boots I am trying to decide between. I think i'm going to go with the rift. Thanks for all the info.
oh and i found them on Shoes.com of all places for $80.00 w/ free shipping.
Glad to be of some help Dirk!
So as previously stated... I did get to try them out this weekend. I will never go back to traditional laces! The Boa system was great! Great snug fit and gave me much more confidence than the rental boots I have been riding in previously. It was nice to step out of the board and reach through my snowboard pants and pop the release easily when i need to walk around.
Some things I noted once up on the mountain... First and foremost, these WILL need to be broken in! I had fairly noticeable discomfort around the ankle area that would come and go throughout the day. I attempted to readjust the inner lining to make them more comfortable but it really didnt help too much. Maybe my ankles are just awkward and bony but I'm hoping after going up tonight it will be a bit better.
White may not have been the best color since Ive noticed its already getting a bit of staining where the front binding straps covered the tounge. Ive switched up to toe straps today to hopefully correct the problem. Its only cosmetic, I know... but I am a bit neurotic about the cleanliness of my kicks.
On the mountain, they performed as expected... Excellent! No complaints while riding, they were cushy, experienced no heel lift, no blisters or anything after a long day.
Hope this helps in confirming your purchase, lil bit jealous you are getting them so cheap! Enjoy.