You can’t expect much from boots in this price range but Forum offers a little more than you would get from other boots at $160. It’s more than a beginner boot and less than an expert boot. If you are committing to snowboarding but not committed to emptying your bank account this will take you far before upgrading. There is a little bit of ankle articulation a good sole, excellent adjustability and a decent fit. Also Forum’s speed lace is predictable and well built just like Burton’s. The only issue is the liner and insoles aren’t as good as some. Usually though you have to pay more for this tech and those liners. The liners aren’t uncomfortable or anything like that. They just aren’t as well built as some out there. This is a minor complaint for a boot of this price and it’s still one of the best options out there for a do anything boot.