The DC Scendent Boot is great for those that want comfort day one and will work with a wide variety of boards. It also didn’t feel anywhere as stiff as the rating they gave it. Felt more like a 6 out of 10 instead of a 9 out of 10. Don’t fear the traditional lace….embrace the adjustability of it all and realize it’s not that much slower than BOA or Speed Lace. Instead focus on the other aspects of the boot to see if it’s right for you.