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Old 09-09-2014, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stiff women's boots with Focus Boa/Dual Boa

My research for stiff women's boots with Focus Boa (double boa with one boa for the upper, and one for the lower zone) resulted only in two models: DC Mora and Ride Cadence. I’ve checked the local shops but they don’t sell DC boots. Then searched all over Europe online but haven't come across a pair of Mora .

So last year I had the incredible selection of 1 model. Happy me, that the Cadence fit my feet. Really like them, but if there's something I'd wish them to be: bit stiffer.

So maybe the Mora could be an option? But to get them from US is kind of buying the cat in the bag… so:

- Any news if there will be another women's Focus Boa boot for 2015? Or at least 2016?
- Is the Mora actually stiffer than the Cadence?
- How do they compare in width, heel hold, footprint? Would you recommend the Mora to someone with feet the Cadence fit pretty perfectly?

- aaaand... why on earth is there not more selection
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Focus is a thirtytwo boot ;-)
Dual boa is what you are looking for
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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- aaaand... why on earth is there not more selection
Hate to say it, but I would guess it's basically due to the chauvinistic, male-centric, nature of the snowboard industry! Way more men shredding than women,.. in general!
…sorry kiddo!

I can only assume that one would find more women over the age of 15-20 snowboarding in the larger resort destinations and out west etc,.. But around here, I've seen very few!





(…I know, cuz I chase after them when I do see them!!!)
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Focus is a thirtytwo boot ;-)
Dual boa is what you are looking for
Haha, K... now I'm lost. I thought that's one of the few features I managed to get the sense (reading snowboard gear product descriptions is mostly gibberish to me )
Ride calls the boot "Cadence Focus Boa" mentioning "Featuring the ladies specific C.A.T. adjustment, Boa® Focus lacing" on their site. On the description of the DC Mora, theres: "fast and secure comfort of the BOA Focus closure system."

Thus I interpreted that the "Focus" is referring to the upper/lower closure system...

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"Focus Boa" is on many brands, and refers to the ability to adjust both upper and lower with different dials. Other brands offer the same thing but don't use the term "Focus Boa". I'm not sure if there is a difference.

Burton has some women's boots with that this year:

Burton Felix Boa Snowboard Boot - Women's | Backcountry.com

There are several others on there too.
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Quick search of Dual Boa Womens, brings up Vans, Nike, DC, Burton, 32, Ride!!!!!

Not sure in regards to flex!!!!!
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BOA's site also says Salomon, K2, and Cross Five (Japanese Brand) too!!!!!
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"Focus Boa" is on many brands, and refers to the ability to adjust both upper and lower with different dials. Other brands offer the same thing but don't use the term "Focus Boa". I'm not sure if there is a difference.

Burton has some women's boots with that this year:

Burton Felix Boa Snowboard Boot - Women's | Backcountry.com

There are several others on there too.
Thanks for the clarification.
Yes, there are some models with dual boa/focus boa, as the Burton you mention, also a thirty-two, but they are rated medium-stiff thus I didn’t consider them. I'm looking for something stiffer than the Ride Cadence.
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If you have a wide foot, you could probably try some guys boots on too?????
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BOA's site also says Salomon, K2, and Cross Five (Japanese Brand) too!!!!!
K2 has "Double" Boa system, one for inner, one for outer boot, not upper/lower, thus not what I look for. Salomon has only medium flex women's boots on their website
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