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ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers 2022 Review by The Good Ride
Swipe Right: Excellent Adjustability, Great Shock Absorption, Medium-Stiff Response
Swipe Left: Slow on and off. Laces get tangled and caught in the power strap.
The ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers isn’t easy on and off but it provides a comfortable, responsive adjustable boot that keeps its flex for a long time.
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ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers Snowboard Boot Review: How It Rides And Who It Is For
How This Review Happened: Precious Good Ride dollars were spent to buy this and review it.
Size: 8.5 (wish I got a 9)
Conditions: Hard to decent mid winter snow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas
Boards: Gnu Banked Country
Jacket: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket
Pant: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Mitt
James’ Foot Specs
Foot Size: 9 US
Foot Width: E
Arch Length: Right 9.5 and Left 9
Calf Circumference: Top of boot 17” & Bottom of boot 12”
I got an 8.5 ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers and regrated it after my first run. The 9’s fit pretty well for my true size 9 boots but felt like they might pack out a bit too much. So I went 8.5 and it was too short and a little too tight. My toes were killing me after a day of riding. I spent hours in them around the house before going out. The 8.5’s were also too narrow for my size E width feet. The 9’s just barely fit and if I had size 9’s I would heat mold them and blow out the sides.
Flex/ Response/Flex Retention/Construction
They say the ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers is a 9 out of 10. It felt more like a 7 to me but I really appreciated that. It felt responsive but not twitchy and overpowering as a new boot. After 10-15 days I think they will feel great. You can tell by the construction that these will last a long time.
I felt these held my heels really well but I have thicker heels that don’t need much. If you do you have 2 different thickness doughnut like inserts you can put in to tighten it up there.
There is really good shock absorption with the ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers. I felt the TM-3XD’s had less thickness in the sole but more resilience and spring.
On & Off
There was a lot of lacing happening with the ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers. I got the laces caught in the power straps a lot and they just stuck there like a fly on a fly trap. When you pulled them off they frayed a little bit.
All rubber at the bottom of the ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers and no un-necessary disco splits happened in the hard snow I rode in.
I wish I could have compared the size 9 ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers to the Size 9 Burton Kendo’s I normally ride. The 8.5 TM-2 XLT Digger (too small for me) was a little bigger than my Size 9 Burton Kendo’s (fit really well) so I think a 9 to 9 comparison wouldn’t go so well for the Diggers.
So overall, I think the ThirtyTwo TM-2 XLT Diggers might have some lacing issues and aren’t ideal for wider footed riders but they sure are a well made long lasting boot.
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