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?