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NZ_Josh 12-10-2009 02:12 PM

Speed Lacing
Anyone tried Forums speed lacing tech? Good things, bad things? Looking at the Forum League SLR, anyone had any experience with these either?

Just broke a pair of boas so don't really want to go that route again.

Also get a pair of laced boots for free before the NZ season so there would be no point in getting a pair of those.

If anyone has any other suggestions then hit me up.

killclimbz 12-10-2009 03:45 PM

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If the speed laces break you are pretty hosed with those too. And they will break. Regular laces don't work with them, and they are harder to replace than you would think.

If it's the BOA cable that broke, it's fairly easy to replace. There is a thread about replacing the cable on the forum. It's probably in the snowboard section as it was posted a while ago, it's since been renamed and I haven't moved all the topics that don't belong there out of it.

*Clarification the snowboard section was the old equipment section that I renamed when I expanded all the forums. Lot's of OT stuff in there as it was a recycle.*

MunkySpunk 12-10-2009 05:16 PM

I've had to replace one of those burton/forum laces before on my girl's boots. It is NOT easy. Royal pain in the goddamn ass is a more unbiased assessment.

Boa's FTW. Sorry about your luck, but that was it, bad luck. It's a good system.

HighFlyer 12-11-2009 10:31 AM

I had problems with that system and I know from my shop pals that it's tough to repair. BOA has a lifetime guarantee now and the fix is pretty easy. I think you can just go their website to redeem it and there are tons of videos on there telling you how to do it.

Speaking of speed laces, I ran into this the other day. I'll make sure I tuck in my laces from now on -- look at what this guy's buds did to him!

NZ_Josh 12-11-2009 11:09 AM

I might have a look at some videos - where abouts is the thread with this in it (or what section) cheers for the advice. I went out and got some replacement boas today so i'll give boa another go.

HighFlyer 12-11-2009 11:17 AM

NZ Josh - I think these are the videos you're looking for: Boa Technology | The Boa Lacing System | Dialed In Performance On the right, there's a pull-down menu with a bunch of them. Good luck. I think it's the best system out there, but that's just me talking.

Leo 12-11-2009 11:38 AM

Earlier BOA systems sucked ass. Their quality has since improved by leaps and bounds. I'd say stick with 2008 and above.

As for quick laces... HELL NO. I hate quick laces with a passion. Had a pair of Salomon, Ride, and Burton quick laces. They all sucked major ass. Always loosening up.

Traditional laces or new BOA is the only way to go. Even with BOA, I think I would only do the Focus ones.

killclimbz 12-11-2009 12:29 PM

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Yeah, the focus ones are the way to go. Although I have seen good feedback about the BOA boots with the BOA liner and single BOA outer shell.

Jay29 12-17-2009 06:24 AM

Me and my girlfriend have Burton boots with speed laces. I like the concept but terrible execution.

I read this thread the other day and telling the girlfriend I hope they don't break. yesterday gearing up. The girlfriend polled and snap.

NZ_Josh 12-17-2009 10:42 AM

Cheers for the help - I think I will go the boas again unless I can fix these ones. Which leads me to my next question, the boa laces had frayed and then reeled back into the boas system and when I tried to remove the lace it seems to be stuck. Any ideas or are the boots just f***ed?

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