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Boot flex....do I want soft or stiff?

I don't buy gear very often but upgraded my board and bindings last year and want new boots for this year. I'm on the ice coast and ride a small mountain 10-15 x/yr.

I'm an all-mountain rider and do a lot of carving on groomers but also like to play around on the sides of beginner slopes (spins, hops, etc). I spend about 5% of my time in the park on small rails or in the pipe.

If I understand it correctly...a bomber would want stiff boots and a park rider would want soft. So I suppose I want medium?

I was looking at the K2 Maysis and the DC Judge. I like the dual boa system. I'm a size 11.

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If I understand it correctly...a bomber would want stiff boots and a park rider would want soft. So I suppose I want medium?
You got it.

You can do simple tricks in stiffer boots, but i doubt you can do nice carves in softer.
Also if you on a heavy side, take a stiffer one.
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The Judge is listed as 'soft' and the Maysis is listed 'medium'. I guess I should proceed with the Maysis.

I do lean on my boot when carving so a stiffer boot should help nicely. But I also like to throw spins and I assume that is more restricted in a stiff boot.

Such a tough decision....
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I used the Judge all last year. I would not list them as soft considering I went from a "soft" boot to them. I would consider them a solid medium.
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Spins wouldn't be hampered by stiffer boots, but tweaking grabs and jibs/presses would be more difficult with stiffer boots.
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