Overall, this boot is a solid 10. Skis great, well put together, perfect for steep lines or a lap in the park. It does it all.
The Ghost performed as-advertised, it handles my hard charging and absorbs big airs (it has a rubber insole to absorb shock), and the two buckle design saves on weight while still providing amazing foot hold. This is the perfect boot for those who want a performance oriented boot for charging hard on longer skis. The lace-up liner helps the boot hug the calf, and aids in power transmission, and the elastic booster strap is actually useful; sort of like a Booster Strap.
The Ghost looks amazing, which is beside the point and solely my opinion. It's a well constructed boot, not light, but not heavy. I like the lace-up liners, they add a tighter feel to the boot, and the vibram rubber on the sole helps with traction when walking around.. Overall, it's a well designed and mildly innovative boot.
You get what you pay for, and I would gladly buy the Ghost a second time, knowing how well it skis. Well worth the money.
I have pretty narrow ankles, and a narrower foot, and these fit me like a glove. I put in a foot bed after a little while, it took up volume and made them ski even better, the power transmission from a well fitting boot is amazing.
The Ghost is indeed a stiff, hard charging boot. It's a Salomon 130 flex which, while softer than a Lange or Rossignol 130, is still a damn stiff boot.
The Ghost is as durable as any other boot I've had, I've had no cracks or broken buckles to deal with, although I've only put about 20 days on it so far.