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Old 01-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I used K2's T1 double boas last year, and did not spend one day in comfort. It probably wasn't the boa engineering's fault, but the technology is superfluous.

I have boots that fit now, with traditional lacing, and I often won't even untie on a 30 minute lunch break.

Also just to point out if these break on the hill, it could end your day unless you are carrying a replacement kit. I had a cable break, had a replacement ship out quickly for free, only to find that my whole ratchet system was fouled/jammed and I needed more/bigger parts and a much bigger headache then expected. I imagine most on-hill shops these days can deal with almost any boa situation and get you back riding, but I could be wrong.

Also the ratchet system is subject to wear and tear, and can loosen up.

Lots of people around here love the BOA system, and I'm not a hater, but keep in mind there are a few pitfalls...

I fell for boa's, but seriously...what's wrong with laces?

If the boots fit, the material the laces are made from is irrelevant.
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