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.