The Ride Rook Snowboard Boot may sit at an easy-to reach price point, but it's anything but entry-level. Stripped of any unnecessary windings and doo-dads, the Rook is a lightweight, durable boot with a soft freestyle flex (4 out of 10 on Ride's scale) that even pros can appreciate while they lap the park. Most surprisingly, though, the Rook is equipped with the Boa system and a genuine Intuition thermomoldable liner.The big story here is the Boa Coiler System. Boa is a reel-type closure system that allows you to get the boot as tight as you want it and release it just as easily, all with gloves on. The inner liner uses Lock Down to make it easier to get the liner tight and simple to release at the end of the day. Speaking of the inner liner, it's an Intuition Plush Foam Liner. That means it's thermomoldable to fit your foot perfectly. Ride also included removable internal J-bars that allow you to lock your heel down inside the boot while providing added comfort. Shock-absorbing duties are taken care of by Ride's medium-density EVA foam insole, so your next flat landing won't feel so flat. The sole is Ride's Grip, a single-compound rubber sole that provides grip and durability while maintaining light weight. To round out the Rook, Ride hooked it up with a natural-feeling articulating cuff and a 3D-formed tongue to eliminate shin-bang forever.