My name is Jay Lerew , I was an aireal skiier in the late 70s based in crested butte with mike grazier and rick wood. I did my tricks with the high back scott boots. I would travel with a garbage bag full of spare parts. I went through 20 pair of boots in the 1977 chevy tour . But look at it this way. My boots would shatter before my ankle would. There lite weight was great for aireals.
Please post some pix of your tricks