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post #11 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 08:43 PM
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I had Salomon Dialogue Selects. They have speed lacing, I thought those were an upgrade over traditional laces. That is until I got the K2 Maysis. Boots are awesome. The Double BOA is great.
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Ummm what deeper reason? You trying to make fun of me because you think I'm poor or because I'll shell out for equipment I like?
Its because it sounds as though you dont believe in new technology and you find that it is "expensive". Boas are great and cheap. You have to be retarded to break them. Anti Cambered boards are better for some aspects of the mountain. All though less pop and less playfull, they are very stable, feel great, and can rip pow and park much better than a traditional "all mountain" board. Thats why I got my 2010 banana

Some anti-camber boards are cheap too!

I severely miss my Old DC judges. First year boa came into action i just had to try it out. And that was back in 06/07.

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Its because it sounds as though you dont believe in new technology and you find that it is "expensive". Boas are great and cheap. You have to be retarded to break them. Anti Cambered boards are better for some aspects of the mountain. All though less pop and less playfull, they are very stable, feel great, and can rip pow and park much better than a traditional "all mountain" board. Thats why I got my 2010 banana

Some anti-camber boards are cheap too!

I severely miss my Old DC judges. First year boa came into action i just had to try it out. And that was back in 06/07.

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Oh I guess I might have come across that way that I dont like new tech, but thats not true. I just like the feel of my mtx dark series better than the btx version, mind you I have never tried the C2 yet. And I dont even know if Northwave makes the decade boot in a boa, but when I'm spending $350 on boots there going to have laces because I trust laces more than BOA.
I mostly freeride and if I do hit the park it's only for the pipe. For my riding style sweet pop trumps better float and easier butters. Dont get me wrong I would love to have a rocker for certain days, but not every day. I definetly am not cheap when it comes to my gear, but I guess I am an old man set in my ways.

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Get last year's boa boots... $300 problem solved. I myself am also a traditional lace fan. I can tighten certain points of my foot to my liking. I am highly interested BOAs though. I want to try the BOA focus system. BOAs used to be crap when they first came out, but the technology has since improved by leaps and bounds. They are all over the place now, from running shoes to inline skates.

I will never do speed laces again. I had two different brands of speed laces and if you count my fiancee's Burton speed lace that makes three brands. All of them completely sucked ass. We had to constantly re-tighten those things. I had Salomon and Ride boots with speed laces. Salomon's were the worst by far. Never again with speed laces for me.


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I could never get laced boots tight enough for my liking. BOA's, on the other hand, I can tighten them appropriately and easily.

I had some single BOA boots that caused bad pressure points. I now have a double BOA boot (32 Focus) that is very comfortable.

I've never had a BOA system catastrophically fail, so I'd be comfortable with them in the backcountry (if I did that sort of thing).
Believe me you can get laced boots TOO tight. Have you ever tried using the hockey skate lacing technique? I have laced boots and never have a problem getting them tight using the "hockey skate" lacing method.
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I myself am also a traditional lace fan. I can tighten certain points of my foot to my liking.
X2. It is really easy to get laces dialed in.
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Believe me you can get laced boots TOO tight. Have you ever tried using the hockey skate lacing technique? I have laced boots and never have a problem getting them tight using the "hockey skate" lacing method.
I've never heard of the hockey skate lacing method. What is it? Is it easier, quicker or more secure throughout the day than the BOA?
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I've never heard of the hockey skate lacing method. What is it? Is it easier, quicker or more secure throughout the day than the BOA?
Traditional laces will always be more secure in my opinion. Once you get your laces tightened and knotted properly, you don't have to mess with them for the rest of the day. The greatest benefit from BOA that I see is the ability to loosen them up while you are relaxing in the lounge without having to worry about taking the time to re-tighten the laces. BOA is like the FLOWs of the lacing world. Still want to try those BOA focus boots. Dunno, I really like my traditional laces though


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the wife has dual boa and loves them. she did get those pressure points on her foot to the point it would bruise. Duals have solved the problem

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I myself am also a traditional lace fan. I can tighten certain points of my foot to my liking. I am highly interested BOAs though. I want to try the BOA focus system.
You should try a double BOA system. You can tighten certain points around your foot. What's really nice is that if you're in the middle of riding and decide you want to adjust the tightness, all you have to do is reach down and tweak the knob. You don't even have to pull the pant leg up; you can grab the knob through the pants with gloves on. Try that with laces!
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