Positives

  • Great Flex Retention
  • Great Uppoer Lower Adjustability
  • Nice Balance of Shock Absorption & Board Feel
  • Comes in Regular & Wide

Negatives

  • Not good for D-E Width Feet
  • Narrow Toe Box
  • Partial Rubber Sole

Summary

The ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA only has patches of rubber on the sole but it is very well built and retains its flex a long time. This is a very good choice for those with narrower feet.

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Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Lacing Type Double BOA
Manufactured in China
Flex Retention Great
Shock Absorption Great
Traction Average
On & Off Ease Great
Warmth Good
Flex Medium/Stiff
Turn Initiation Medium/Fast
Sizing True To Size
Boot Width Medium/Narrow
Comfort Great
Heel Hold Great
Adjustability Great
Reduced Footprint Great

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ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA: How It Rides And Who It Is For Review by The Good Ride

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ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA Review - The Good Ride

How The ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA Review Happened: I got a hold of some demo boots for a week and then tried on the Wides.

Size: 9
Days: 3
Conditions: Hard snow, pretty good groomers and a little pow with Drift Board Bindings on Union Rovers
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10”, 185-190lbs)
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gamechangers, Footprint Kingfoam Orthotic Elite Insoles
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Force
Boards: Several
Jacket: Skyline Fuse Jacket, Jones Mtn Surf Anorak, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Jacket, Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket
Pant: Jones Mountain Surf Bib, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Bib, Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Guide Glove, Burton AK Clutch Mitt, Burton AK Clutch Glove

Similar (but not the same) Boots: Ride Torrent, Ride Fuse, Ride Deadbolt, Burton Ion, Burton SLX, Vans Infuse,

James’ Foot Specs
Foot Size:
9 US
Foot Width:
 E
Arch Length:
Right 9.5 and Left 9
Instep (left and Right) 10.5”
Calf Circumference:
Top of boot 17” & Bottom of boot 12”

How These Were Tested

I rode these a few days and compared them to my Ride Fuse and Ride Deadbolts

Weight

2.0lbs

Fit

The ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA fit true to size length-wise but run tight width-wise. My E-Width feet went to sleep without heat molding them. I couldn’t heat mold em because they were demo boots. The wides run a little too wide for me. I could get these to fit my E-width feet with some pretty aggressive heat molding, but it will be close. What I mean is I would have to put boot-fitting foam on the sides of my snowboard sock, a toe cap, and then put a thin liner over the sock to hold it all in place. Then I would also have to lean into the sides of the boots to press the sides of the liners thinner.

Flex/Response/ Flex Retention/Construction

ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA Flex

This has a medium stiff flex, and the response was a touch behind the flex rating, but I liked the predictable, smooth feel to them. However, you won’t lose too much of the flex/response over time because this is well-built. There is an articulating cuff, and a rubber back stays pretty solid construction. It will hold its flex very well. It won’t hold up as well as the ThirtyTwo Focus BOA just because the liner has rubber inside that retains the flex longer, but I found this to be a lot more comfortable.

Adjustability/Heel Hold/On & Off

I really appreciated the separate upper/lower Double BOA. If you are super into heel hold, there are better boots, but this does have a way to increase the tightness with these heel hold inserts. I do prefer the reliability and extra adjustability of the TM-2 Lace. If your BOA breaks, you must have these Strapins in your pocket to keep you going that day. But after that day, it can often take a local shop or ThirtyTwo a while to repair your BOAs. If you have lace or speed lace, you can do it yourself.

BOA isn’t the fastest on, but it is easy and very fast off.

Shock Absorption

Shock Absorption

I was pretty impressed with the ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA’s shock absorption. It doesn’t look like there is a lot there, but I could feel a decent bit.

Traction

ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA Traction

There is rubber strategically placed throughout the sole but I really wish ThirtyTwo gave this a full rubber sole. I did notice that I would slip more than boots with full rubber soles like my Deadbolts here.

Reduced Footprint

ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA Footprint vs. Burton

I’m impressed with ThirtyTwo’s footprint and it’s very close to Burton. It’s only about 5mm larger on the outside.

Conclusion

Overall, the ThirtyTwo TM-2 Double BOA is a very well-built boot. If these ran a little wider and had a full rubber sole, they would be unstoppable. As it stands now, though, this is a great boot, and I often recommend it to people with narrower feet in regular sizing and people with really wide feet in Wide sizes.

 
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