The Ride Lasso is new for 2014 and more of your typical BOA boots you see out there in the industry. There is one advantage though and that is the footprint is one of the most reduced in the industry so if you want a reduced footprint BOA boot here you go.
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.
Shock Absorption: There is solid shock absorption in the heel and paired up with a good shock absorbing binding you could be close to chatter free.
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.