Ive been using Garmont Synergys then demoed the Scarpa T2xs and loved the stiff flex and responsive feel, but when my local store didnt have them in my size, I came here and cheeked out the X-Rs with the help from one of the great live reps. I was stoked by the stiff flex and raw power these things produced still keeping the responsive feel and adding the most comfortable fit Ive ever checked out. These make the T2xs look like my old Syrnergys, Im only 13 now but I can handle these boots when my dad uses the same ones, saying the same things I say. All in all, these are some sick boots with the adaptability, comfort, power and responsive snap. These boots kick some serious ass!