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Old 01-20-2010, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will never go back to the traditional lace-up snowboarding boots. I just got a new pair of thirtytwo 86 fast track boots and the new lacing system where all you have to do is pull TWO strings to clip them to the side is so freaking easy!!! Or those boots with the dial adjuster those are great as well!

Another thing I will never go back to is a traditional on "top of the toe" strap. Ever since I tried the toe straps that fit snugly over the tips of your feet, my riding stance feels much more solid and no more pressure points on my feet!

If you have yet to experience what I'm talking about, I say go for it. Maybe you'll never go back to "old-fashioned" set-ups again.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm with you on both accounts. As soon as I tried my first toecap strap on a set of Burton Cartels I bought back in '04, I knew I'd never go back. Same with laces when I got the original Salomon F-boots with speedlacing in '03.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm opposite. I will never go back to any type of speed laces. The dial ones you speak of is BOA which are great. Have fun re-tightening your speed laces after every run.

I agree with toe cap straps. Those are comfy
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm opposite. I will never go back to any type of speed laces. The dial ones you speak of is BOA which are great. Have fun re-tightening your speed laces after every run.

I agree with toe cap straps. Those are comfy

Oh really? You have to tighten yours? Hmm, well I guess there are pros and cons to every type of boot but I haven't had that problem....yet? *hope not*
But yes, toe caps are fantastic. I woo hoo'd during my first run with them.
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i just recently got back into boarding. so my first day with toe caps (burton customs) was actually last weekend.
i definately agree with everyone tho. I feel so much better on the board, everything just feels right.
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Oh really? You have to tighten yours? Hmm, well I guess there are pros and cons to every type of boot but I haven't had that problem....yet? *hope not*
But yes, toe caps are fantastic. I woo hoo'd during my first run with them.
Yea, and I tried two different brands with speed lacing. Salomon and Ride. Both kept loosening up after my runs. I have an aggressive riding style though. Those boots were from 2007 though so I'm sure the tech got a little better. Still, if I do the quick lace stuff, it will definitely be a BOA Focus boot.

I still love traditional laces though. Once you tighten them, you don't have to worry about them for the rest of the day.
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Yea, and I tried two different brands with speed lacing. Salomon and Ride. Both kept loosening up after my runs. I have an aggressive riding style though. Those boots were from 2007 though so I'm sure the tech got a little better. Still, if I do the quick lace stuff, it will definitely be a BOA Focus boot.

I still love traditional laces though. Once you tighten them, you don't have to worry about them for the rest of the day.
My Salomons do the same thing. So im now on the market for some BOAs maybe, or old fashion lace, just not set on what to get yet. OP mind if i jack this thread?
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im with leo, i had some cheap boa boots that loosened up after every single run. i doubt thats a problem with expensive boots that i cant afford but now i have old fashioned laces and i tie them when i start and never touch em til its time to take em off. i dont like to caps either, i lose a lot of toeside response and since i suck at snowboarding i still need that.
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Totally with you there. This year I bought a pair of speed-lace Northwaves that have been good so far, and I now have toe cap bindings. I think I bought my old setup ('03?) right before the toe cap bindings came out. I wish I'd held out for the extra year. They definitely feel a lot better. As far as speed-lacing systems go, I've seen some pretty bad ones (DC anyone?) but they seem to vary significantly from brand to brand. *shrug* I haven't heard any negative things about Northwave yet, so I'm hoping my pair will hold up.
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Northwave SL2 is just so damn comfortable and easy...
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