So picked up the new Alpha boot yesterday. I liked the stomper 2's last year a lot. Tough boot. I like the Alpha more. The BOA design is so easy to use. It's also a dual BOA. So the top part of the boot tightens/loosens with the top dial, and the bottom part with the dial on the back of the boot. This makes it a much nicer customized fit than the traditional one dial BOA I've used in the past. The overall size of the Alpha boot is smaller. As you can see in the pic. The Stomper 2 in the pic is an 11, and the Alpha is a 12. They fit the same size. The stompers I had to always go down one size in the past, but the Alpha fits true to size like the rest of my boots/tennis shoes.
The Alpha size 12 weighs 2lbs 9 1/2oz
The Stomper 2 size 11 weighs 3lbs 3 5/8oz
The Alpha feels a lot lighter though and the weight is more even over the entire boot. Where as the Stomper 2 has most the weight in the base and in the toe area. So when you are swinging your foot around, the pendulum effect on the alpha makes it feel much lighter than it really is.
It takes a bit of twisting the dials to get the alpha on and fit tight, but to take them off takes all of a couple seconds by just pulling the dial out and releasing all the tension on the cable laces. Overall a much more time saving design over your traditional laces.