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Old 11-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I hated my BOA boots, ride anthems. They were single zone though, just not right for my foot, I need dual zone.

I didn't mind re tightening it was just reaching down and clicking twice
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I loves me a good thread from the dead!

Not that the OP cares anymore, but I second him. I am glad that the days of toe straps are long gone (for most companies anyway! ) and I don't miss doing up laces. I'm on my third pair of Burton speed lace boots (the dual zone system) and I like them a lot. I tend to moderately tighten the foot section, and tighten the ankle/calf section much more.

God I still remember adding a third strap to my bindings in the 90's to get as much support as possible!!!

Another thing I didn't miss but I'm going back to is the 4x4 binding mount system. I like Burton's channel but unfortunately they don't make a board that interests me anymore. The Custom X isn't bad but I want something more purpose built.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:39 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I don't like Boas. I have a pair of Northwave Devines and noticed 2 other people liked their quick lacing system, Devines got it. At first I thought the side things were annoying, but got use to them. I love my speed lacing system on the northwaves. I never re-tighten them like I would do with traditional boots. These boots are so awesome, the best I ever had. I never had a pair last this long.

I won't go back to Burton Boots. The Devines made 2 seasons, never had a pair last that long. I am getting another pair once I have money. For now I probably have the most trashed pair on the mountain.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:53 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have used 1 pair of traditional lace boots, 1 pair of BOA boots, and 1 pair of double BOA boots. Double BOAs were the best for me and it wasn't even close. I could never seem to get the regular laces tight enough for me (maybe just a bad fitting boot idk). When I got the single BOAs I like them. But now that I have double BOAs, it would be hard to go back to the singles.

As far as toe caps. I find it hard to believe that anyone could go back to traditional over-the-top straps after using toe caps. My first pair of bindings were some crappy no namers with traditional straps and I thought they worked fine. Then I got Union bindings and they held my boot in soooo much better! I tried using my old board/bindings later once and it felt so weird. Now I've got some Ride bindings with the thin-grip straps and those are sick as well. People who haven't used toe cap straps have no clue what they'er missing
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