I'm currently riding the Burton Hails and got a pretty good deal on a previous year model. I do like them for that type of riding. Have also hit a few jumps in the park with them so far.
I have always hated really stiff boots. The Hails are rated a 6 stiffness. I would not really ever want anything much stiffer than that myself. But I'm wondering why I still support Burton and recommend their products--first they moved all production overseas, now I'm looking for a new jacket and realize they also shut down my favorite snowboarding outerwear company ever (Special Blend) and couple of other cool companies.