I had 2009 Factions. Top laces tore within a couple of outings. The pinch locks never held. Ended up using my own laces and locks. That's not a big deal though. Ended up breaking the baseplate. Got them fixed under warranty. That was last summer. This summer same thing happened again. My girlfriend's Vapors broke the same way too. CWB was somewhat slow but they did come through and send new 2011 boots for both of us so that was nice. In about 8-10 riding days mine broke the baseplate days after my warranty ran out. I never had any serious wrecks in them. I did spend the whole last couple of days doing double ups in every spot I could. So had some hard landings. Also, they still have the same silly laces and they tore again as well; and, I found the heel locks on the 2011s to constantly come unlocked by the water spray. I was going to just bungee them in the locked position. I've been a fan of CWB but I'm losing hope now.
I was thinking of Ronix Cells but hear some bad stories about them coming apart as well. Same thing with Watsons. Anyone recommend anything else? I'd like a stiff tall boot. I was wondering how well the new Gator Boards Gators are made? I've not heard much of them. The only thing I got is a Gator board from ~2002.
Last edited by airbeast; 09-03-2011 at 11:00 PM.