Crunch time. Northwave? Stiff boots for freestyle? Final gear question of the year fr
Last thread on gear I promise.
So I want a stiffer boot than my northwave caliber as want more response/power. They're a crazy comfy boot but now I've tried others on I've realised theys noodley as heeeelll.
Ordered burton ions and 32 tm-two (can't try anything on in store as no local stores).
The ions feel great and fit so comfy out of the box. The tm-two have better heel hold but I ordered half a size too small unfortunately so hard to compare. I do note that they feel similarly stiff despite people saying the ions are super stiff.
My concern is despite the ions fitting well they'll just be too stiff and I should avoid. Tm-two are more freestyle based but trad lacing.
Northwave fit are great but they get less rep. I could get the legend (7/10) or decade (8/10) if all else fails.
My questions are will boots of these stiffness hinder park/buttering/jumps? Avoid the ions?
And does anyone rep northwave boots, hesitant to buy again as despite great fit not sure if function is there. Also legend vs decade?
Please assume they all fit equally ("the best boot is the one that fits etc etc").
All mountain rider. Some days am in the park all day, some days groomers/off piste. Love to jump.
Help really appreciated, am OCD with gear.