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Old 12-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My fiances uses ride sash boots with a single boa. She has a problem with her toes going numb, so she tried using toe warmers. Still, toes go numb so im thinking its her boot cutting off her circulation

I use regular laces so i can loosen and tighten my boots per zone. Is there a Secret way to keep the bottom half of the boot looser while keeping the top part on the tighter?
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Had the same problem. My solution was buying her a comfy traditional lace boot. Now she's super happy and has no pain after a full day of riding.
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Boot comfort > Boot tech
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My fiances uses ride sash boots with a single boa. She has a problem with her toes going numb, so she tried using toe warmers. Still, toes go numb so im thinking its her boot cutting off her circulation

I use regular laces so i can loosen and tighten my boots per zone. Is there a Secret way to keep the bottom half of the boot looser while keeping the top part on the tighter?
A tip I learned from BA. To tighten the lower zone more than the calf zone with Boa, stand up, lean forward while tightening. Vice versa, sit down, boot flat, and use your foot to press the top of the boot from inside while tightening. Basically, whichever zone you want looser, artificially enlarge the zone with your leg/foot.
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The boots probably just don't fit her foot properly. Nothing really to do with the BOA system, granted this is one of the exact reasons I never push single BOA boots to customers if I can help it.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I used to have this problem with single boas...

So i bought some boots with dual boas, and now i only take the slack out of the lower and tighten the top till i can no more...
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's a pully system you're strapping down with so you can get them a lot tighter than traditional laces
If you do a boa down as tight as it will go, YOUR FEET WILL HURT
Just like FLow bindings, you strap them as tight as they will go, you can't get your foot in.
It's not the system, you just tweak it differently.
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Single boa does this, to get the top tight you gotta have the bottom way too tight. Gotta get double boa or just normal laces.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think that traditional laces work pretty well. I can leave the bottom a little bit loose, and crank the sht out of the top and my toes do not go numb and i do not have heel lift
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Single boa does this, to get the top tight you gotta have the bottom way too tight. Gotta get double boa or just normal laces.
This is your answer.... Gotta do double boa.
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