Now, now gentlemen...
He should check out every single boot he can, maybe he wasn't fitted for the Foil, who knows...I had the Rampage, and other than my having pronation and my ankle hitting the inside of the shell, they were a great boot, but trying on the Foil, I didn't find myself swimming around with tons of extra room, so it just depends on your foot, and a good bootfitter can punch/grind a boot to make it fit alot of different shapes, so if you're a fan of the way a 3-piece design flexes, that may be a good way to go. But saying he shouldn't bother trying on a certain boot is ridiculous, the one he doesn't try on could very well be the one that fits him best.
"Nothing is impossible. You are only limited by fear and even that you can overcome."
"a simple equation:
force of impact + force of steeze = 0
the two negate each other. for eric, stomping a 60 ft cornice switch is like jumping on a really soft hotel mattress." - ChronicF explaining why Eric Pollard still has knees.