Correction! When you guys repeated the line "up is hard down is easy" it all clicked for me. Why sometimes it looked like he was sakting and other time the boots seemed to power themselves. My theroy is to raise yourself higher with the boots you actually have to physically propell yourself or air skate as i like to call it. Then in the downward direction its all smooth air gliding. Edit. Also i belive sean beans daughter is held hostage to make stinger betray cain.