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They way I see it, if your laces break, you can carry an extra pair or buy some for less than a dollar.
If your BOA breaks, you're SOL for a while.
And as far as convinience goes, it takes what, 30 seconds to lace up your boots as opposed to 5 seconds.
If you dont have 25 seconds to spare then you need to sit down and hit a bowl or something.
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They way I see it, if your laces break, you can carry an extra pair or buy some for less than a dollar.
If your BOA breaks, you're SOL for a while.
And as far as convinience goes, it takes what, 30 seconds to lace up your boots as opposed to 5 seconds.
If you dont have 25 seconds to spare then you need to sit down and hit a bowl or something.
actually it takes about 10 min to change out a pair of boa laces and they are sold at almost every board shop My last pair lasted 2 seasons, without snapping and a friend has been currently using them for the past 2 seasons with no problems.

it has nothing to do with the convinience of taking 5 min vs 30 sec to lace up its more of the convinience of being on the lift or gondola and reaching down and poping out the wheel and relaxing your feet minimizing foot fatigue while your boyz are locked for the whole day. And then just pop it back in and quick spin before you strap up and your good to go.

Have you ever tried the system, more then just in the store? Or are you just repeating what other people say. Because other then being for the "lazy" rider (as people label boarders that wear boa boots) tell me some real disadvantages of the system because I havent found any yet. Ill even give you time to google it and Ill check back later.
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I've had speed laces and BOA but last season I went back to regular laces. The speed laces that I had always slipped loose and had to be retightened several times each day. The BOA boots I had were single BOA and had terrible pressure points around my ankles, maybe the double BOAs are better but for now I'm happy with laces.
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laces or the boa. screw the fasttrack crap with their super thin laces.
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laces or the boa. screw the fasttrack crap with their super thin laces.
yeah i had the fast track and they sucked haha thats why i need a new pair

and to the comment about american cars, they really do suck haha

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The one that fits your feet the best.
Oh, really? I didn't now you wrap laces around your bare feet to snowboard.
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actually it takes about 10 min to change out a pair of boa laces and they are sold at almost every board shop My last pair lasted 2 seasons, without snapping and a friend has been currently using them for the past 2 seasons with no problems.

it has nothing to do with the convinience of taking 5 min vs 30 sec to lace up its more of the convinience of being on the lift or gondola and reaching down and poping out the wheel and relaxing your feet minimizing foot fatigue while your boyz are locked for the whole day. And then just pop it back in and quick spin before you strap up and your good to go.

Have you ever tried the system, more then just in the store? Or are you just repeating what other people say. Because other then being for the "lazy" rider (as people label boarders that wear boa boots) tell me some real disadvantages of the system because I havent found any yet. Ill even give you time to google it and Ill check back later.
cool, it takes even less to change out actual laces, not to mention it's much cheaper.
as far as getting comfortable on the lift, are you telling me you cant loosen up your boots with laces?

i have tried laces, quick lace, and boa.
there's not one that i prefer more than the other as far as comfort, but when i take one pair of boots on a snowboard trip i know i'm gonna take the regular laces that i can pick up at any store, ski related or not.

but you sound mad so maybe i better stop replying.
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cool, it takes even less to change out actual laces, not to mention it's much cheaper.
as far as getting comfortable on the lift, are you telling me you cant loosen up your boots with laces?

i have tried laces, quick lace, and boa.
there's not one that i prefer more than the other as far as comfort, but when i take one pair of boots on a snowboard trip i know i'm gonna take the regular laces that i can pick up at any store, ski related or not.

but you sound mad so maybe i better stop replying.
I think you are the one upset because he totally owned you. Nothing wrong with preferring the boa over traditional laces.
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cool, it takes even less to change out actual laces, not to mention it's much cheaper.
as far as getting comfortable on the lift, are you telling me you cant loosen up your boots with laces?

i have tried laces, quick lace, and boa.
there's not one that i prefer more than the other as far as comfort, but when i take one pair of boots on a snowboard trip i know i'm gonna take the regular laces that i can pick up at any store, ski related or not.

but you sound mad so maybe i better stop replying.
honestly loosening the laces while on a lift with gloves on would be a pain in the ass. Then after you;re all comfortable you have to take off your gloves in order to tie it back up.
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I think you are the one upset because he totally owned you. Nothing wrong with preferring the boa over traditional laces.
lol yup, i couldn't be more upset.

that's exactly what i'm trying to say, there isn't anything wrong with boa, laces are just more convinient.
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honestly loosening the laces while on a lift with gloves on would be a pain in the ass. Then after you;re all comfortable you have to take off your gloves in order to tie it back up.
how is loosening laces any more of a pain in the ass than reaching down to lossen the boa wheel? god forbid you take your gloves off and then have to put them back on right?
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