So ever since I started riding a dirtbike I've only used Alpinestars Tech 8's. I've gone through about 3 pairs of them, but I'm considering other options for my next set. I have loved the Tech 8's since the first pair I've owned because they are comfortable, durable, good feeling on the shifter and brake and most of all they do a great job of protecting me in the woods. From some research and what I have read, all of the boots I am considering seem to be the top picks overall. I realize all of the boots I'm considering have a hefty price tag, so without price being a factor I would love to know what you guys think about these...Pro's/Con's or anything in general. Please keep in mind that I am mainly a woods rider. These are my considerations -Alpinestars Tech 7/Tech 8....I love the tech 8's, but how do the 7's compare? -Gaerne SG 10/SG 12....are the SG 12's worth the extra $100? -SIDI Crossfire TA Thanks for the help.