|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Lacing Type||Double BOA|
Ride Lasso 2017 - 2014 Review by The Good Ride
The Ride Lasso is a great boot for those that want BOA, a reduced footprint, good flex retention and a middle response boot to fit a wide variety of boards.
Flex: Very middle ground and it will fit a wide variety of boards as well as riding styles.
Comfort: Ride is pretty comfortable but it’s hard to say how comfortable because each foot is different. What could be a dream for one person could be an awkward pressure point night mare for others. I personally like the change to a continuous molded toungue the last few years because it personally fit’s my feet better.
Heel Hold: Both BOAs share the ankle so you can really crank it down.
Adjustability: Because both BOA’s share the ankle you have just a little more adjust ability than a single BOA boot. I personally like complete separation but many prefer a super locked in hold around the heel so it’s up to you to choose.
Flex Retention: Ride boots don’t pack out much and hold their flex rather well. There is a little articulation in the ankle to help keep the boot’s flex but over time this will get softer.
Response: Nice middle ground response that’s pretty forgiving but still has suport and edge to edge response when you need it.
Traction: There is some solid rubber so the traction is good here. In a time of EVA only soles creeping up even into the higher end boots it’s nice to see real rubber on the bottom.
Shock Absorption: There is solid shock absorption in the heel and it’s pretty good for keeping uneven snow or off landings from traveling up into your joints.
Footprint: This has probably the smallest footprint of any BOA boot out there. This is really important if you are a size 10 or 11 boot that wants less heel/toe drag or to be able to fit into a smaller waist board.
On & Off Ease: Pretty easy on and off and not many boots are easier.
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Ride Lasso User Reviews
Ride Lasso 15/16 (size 9)
Coming from Burton Imperials where I was tired of finicking with tucking speed laces away and even though I used J-bar inserts still suffered from a bit of heel lift. I decided to get the Ride Lasso boots after reading about them on the good ride.
At first I was weirded out because they are really light in weight but have held up their first season fine. Second was the main boa doesn't seem to tighten around the toes easily but this doesn't matter and turned out to be a good thing. The reason is that because my heel is pulled back by the lasso it actually frees my lower foot to have better blood circulation and stay warmer. The tallboy inner harness tucks in cleanly and is easy to use. The boot is a true 6 flex which works well for all purpose. I keep thinking when I put them on that they could be a notch stiffer but once they are locked into my NOW Pilot bindings it doesn't cross my mind while riding.
Overall they have satisfied my issues for my boot needs. I would be curious to see Ride make a more heavy duty 7/8 flex version of it to try as the Trident is ridiculous with 3 Boas and the Insano is too stiff except for specific use cases.
If you suffer from heel lift I definitely recommend trying the Ride Lasso boots as they are comfortable and give good support where it matters.
Great Product .. Good Price
The comfort and adjustability is really good. I had K2 Guage boots before this and the double BOA is obviously a help. Easy on-off with a good ankle wrap. I can't comment on durability but after my first week long trip this year I like them a lot.
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