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Old 01-02-2010, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am looking at getting some new boots i just wanted peoples opinions on these two different systems, BOA vs SPEED LACING. what do you like better, problems you have had.i have a wide foot, i was looking at the burton ruler or k2 maysis.

thank for your time and opinions
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can only comment on the BOA's, as I have K2 Raiders. They are super smooth. People complain that the single dial BOA boots have pressure points, but I have yet to experience this. Stupidly fast too, which I like. While my friends lace up I'm already waiting on them. I also don't have to worry about them getting loose, because as they loosen up over the day, I just turn the dial to tighten them back up.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Laces have worked for thousands of years, tried tested and true. I dont think I will ever buy boa's.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Laces have worked for thousands of years, tried tested and true. I dont think I will ever buy boa's.
Don't think that laces are the only things in the world that work

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I can only comment on the BOA's, as I have K2 Raiders. They are super smooth. People complain that the single dial BOA boots have pressure points, but I have yet to experience this. Stupidly fast too, which I like. While my friends lace up I'm already waiting on them. I also don't have to worry about them getting loose, because as they loosen up over the day, I just turn the dial to tighten them back up.
I had some boas and I miss them soooo much. Idk about the pressure point thing, i mean, you probably have to tighten the shit out of them to get pressure points which i dont recommend for that exact reason.

but to moos420, Boas rock dude. Super super fast, somewhat easy to repair broken lines. Laces take a long ass time to secure, and have a decent tendancy to snap if you have sharp edges and you rest your board on your boots (I rest my board, but i have dull'ish edges for park and my laces are fine).

Bottom line: Boas hands down
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Laces have worked for thousands of years, tried tested and true. I dont think I will ever buy boa's.
And you'll stick to cambered boards and walking instead of driving.

I've had single BOA, speed laces, and K2's Boa-conda. Liked the convenience of the single boa but didn't like the pressure points. Boa-conda is tits...love it. Speed lacing, is faster than traditional but the BOA's give me a throbbing chubby.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You don't say how wide your feet are. Feet have widths, not just length. Assuming your feet are EE or wider, you need to look at snowboard boots that are made for us "stabler people."

I ride nothing but Salomon Synapse Wide. I also buy them in person - I buy almost everything else on line - and get them fitted by a pro. I get the heat fit and heel wedges as I have a very wide (EEEE) foot but a narrow heel. That means that, without getting my boots fitted, my heel comes up a bit when I turn toeside...not a good thing for quick response.

They don't come in BOA. I've got no issue with BOA except way, way out in the backcountry where a failure in the system might be hard to rig and get back to civilization.

My advice - buy boots that fit so well you're happy to walk a mile or more in them. Then select the lacing system. Well-fitting and well-made boots will improve your riding more than...well, more than I imagined until I sprung for them.
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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).
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And you'll stick to cambered boards and walking instead of driving.
And you probably jumped on the step in craze and are back to straps.
TBH I will stick to cambered boards because I like my pop, might have to settle for a C2 in the future tho.

On the lifts I always rest my heelcup on my foot and have never sliced a lace in 15 years of riding.
I have heard good and bad things about boa's, but for me I cant afford to spend $300+ to try something new and maybe not like it. My buddy and long time riding partner had some 32 boa's and hated them, pressure points and wrong areas getting tight turned him off boa's forever. Granted it seems like those problems are solved for the most part...But still, it's not the system for me.

LOL at those that cant tighten their laces enough. I have the opposite problem and have to consciously apply light pressure so my feet aren't uncomfortable two runs later.
I do alot of out of bounds and backcountry too, so rigging up a broken boa out there would definetly suck.

I cant believe I am the only fan of laces.
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I cant afford to spend $300+ to try something new and maybe not like it.
The deeper reason you don't like rockered boards, BOA's, and taking the lift? Get a job! Ha.
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The deeper reason you don't like rockered boards, BOA's, and taking the lift? Get a job! Ha.
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?
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