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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 10:27 AM
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i use boa and can tell you if you like tight youll like boa.its real easy to over tighten and have your feet fall asleep. its amazing to me that someone could break a steel aircraft cable. but i guess its happened.
btw, the reason they're called aircraft cable is because they're so strong that they use them in airplanes to control the aelerons(sp.?)dont want those to break mid flight.all be it these are much smaller in diameter.
in my opinion,the hazard to boa might be from over tightening putting too much stress on the coiler.but i dont like mine that tight so no worries here.
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I love BOAs! tighten when I'm riding, loosen when I'm done. Easy on, easy off.
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Boa's are the shit, once you go boa you'll never go back, I been rocking boas for the past 4 yrs. my feet never been so comfortable because when your on the gondola or lift ride You can just pop the wheel to loosen them and relax ur feet then at the top reach down and a few clicks and in 2 seconds your good to go again. Now that they have focuz boa with the dual zone it makes it just that much better. Im actually selling a pair of DC judge focus boa boots size 11.5 literally used once because the 11.5 was to big and I couldnt return them So I bought a 11 in the same boot and sellings these (shameless plug ->) http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...dge-boots.html
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I just posted a reply to a similar thread... but here we go again anyway.

I have the 09 DC Judge with Focus BOA and I really, really like it. However, I don't think I'll buy it again if I have a choice because I feel like unless you're buying a $300+ boot you're getting less for your money with BOA vs laces. Companies seem to have to cut back a little bit on features etc. in a boot to make up for the expense of adding BOA, so you get less "boot" for the same dollar with it. I also find laces to generally be a bit more comfortable, but then that might be because my current boots don't fit anymore.

I wouldn't let the BOA system be the basis for my decision whether or not to buy a boot. I'd go for fit and quality first and then if it happens to have BOA that's awesome, but if it doesn't that's fine too.

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ehh i prefer the laces mine dont come loose i just tie em once stick em in the boot and its fine for the rest of the session i dont like BOA looks like it can easily snap LOL and just the way they look is kinda gay and n00by my sister has boa and she likes em but nah laces ftw
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i love my focus boas.
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ehh i had a pair of celcius with a single boa and i broke it on my second season. if you keep your edges sharp and you like to rest your board on your boot during hte life (like me) the edge can eventually cut through the cable. it wasnt a big deal because celcius fixed it for me under warranty but it was still a pita because i had to send them out at the time. this was back a couple years ago when boa was still pretty new.
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i like boa more than i like laces, because i can never get lacing as tight as i want them to be.

but i like salomon's auto-fit system better than the above two.
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ehh i prefer the laces mine dont come loose i just tie em once stick em in the boot and its fine for the rest of the session i dont like BOA looks like it can easily snap LOL and just the way they look is kinda gay and n00by my sister has boa and she likes em but nah laces ftw
your actually more likely to snap a lace then a boa cable.

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i like boa more than i like laces, because i can never get lacing as tight as i want them to be.

but i like salomon's auto-fit system better than the above two.
salamons auto-fit system is pretty good but if you do some research you will see alot of people have problems with them constantly loosing up, im talking every run. good concept but they are not perfected just yet. maybe in a year or two they will have fixed that problem but untill then the focus boas are where its at.
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My girlfriend rides a pair of vans with a single BOA and she loves her boots as they don't hurt her hands like laces do.

I have a pair of burton ions with whatever the hell burton calls their system. I really like the system and the dual stages are key for advanced riders.

Although, if these were to ever break I don't know what I would do. Doesn't seem like anything about them would be easy to fix.

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