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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 07:30 AM
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The Boa system looks pretty easy to use. I have the speed lace system in my boots. I hade traditional lacing in my cheapo K2 Ranges boots but they only lasted a few days and I picked up the Ride Haze. I will never buy regular lace up boots again. Boa will be next but my boots are comfy so it will wait a bit
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I was looking at BOAs when I was buying my first boots. I just kind of ignored them though because they just kinda of seemed like a joke to me, but after reading this thread I kind of feel ignorant for not looking into them. Are they really that good, because I can never really tie my lace ups too tight, it might be they are a tad to big (which they are) but im not sure. one thing though is I very very rarely see them on the hill, and when I do its eight year olds wearing them. Are they very common where you all board?
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I see maybe 1/4 of the people on Hood in BOAs.

I was skeptical at first, which is why I had not made the jump and bought the Vans Cirros I had my eye on. But then my mother got them for me as a Christmas gift and I had no choice but to try them. Fell in love very quickly.

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really! that is a lot. I have only seen them a couple times at C.O.P, I dont know they seem a bit like velcro shoes to me thats all.
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BOA is still a newer technology..

I still see a ton of people in gear from 2002, boots included which kinda scares me but more power to them i guess..even after 2 years of riding my boots are crap compared to what they were when i bought them...

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really! that is a lot. I have only seen them a couple times at C.O.P, I dont know they seem a bit like velcro shoes to me thats all.
People who think they are for convenience only shouldn't bother with them. The reason they exist is because they offer a system of lacing that will provide a more consistent pressure over the boot unlike laces which cause pressure points. In addition, they will not loosen like laces will.

I don't know where the notion came from that all they do it make getting into boots faster. They serve other purposes.

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post #57 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 12:21 AM
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Personally, I have laces. Nothing wrong with BOA however when I went and tried on lots of different boots, the Forum Recon's fit me the best and were the most comfortable to me. None of the BOA style boots I tried on felt quite right, nothing to do with laces or no laces, just down right comfort.
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