boot lace protectors for BOA boots? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2011, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
borborygmii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 71
Default boot lace protectors for BOA boots?

Hi all

Just got some K2 T1 DB boots and they fit great. My board edge is quickly scuffing up the leather on my back foot, and I'm afraid it will cut through the BOA cable at some point..

Any ideas for a good boot BOA lace/leather protector? The standard Bakoda and Dakine ones can't be easily threaded into the BOA system. Thanks

B
borborygmii is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rephreshed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: 518
Posts: 276
Default

don't rest your board on your back foot and you won't have that problem?

didn't your boots come with replacement boa laces?
__________________
rephreshed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 05:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hakuba, Japan for the 2011/12 season
Posts: 218
Default

rest your board on the back foot heel cup rather than the edge
RaID is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 07:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Toecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mt. Bachelor
Posts: 1,520
Default

I don't worry about it. I rest my edge across the top of my foot and the cable doesn't look any worse for the wear. The boot leather looks a bit scuffed up, but who cares? Just don't press down and saw your board back and forth against the boot (even then it probably wouldn't cut too readily). Have you ever tried to cut a cable with a straight metal edge? It probably takes a lot of work.
Toecutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 08:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
init's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kristiansand, Norway
Posts: 82
Default

Are you resting the steel edge on you board against your boot, and then asking how you can avoid damage on the boot?
wow
init is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 08:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 412
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by borborygmii View Post
Hi all

Just got some K2 T1 DB boots and they fit great. My board edge is quickly scuffing up the leather on my back foot, and I'm afraid it will cut through the BOA cable at some point..
Do you have conventional strap bindings? If so, before you get on the lift, push the highback all the way down, and lift the ankle strap straight up. Connect the strap and ratchet it a notch or two, to form a loop. Use this loop as a stirrup for your back foot on the lift -- much, much better than putting the edge of the board on your boot.
JoeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 12:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rephreshed View Post
don't rest your board on your back foot and you won't have that problem?
This...

Just loosen the bindings strapped to your lead foot a bit and let the board hang when on the lift. If you boots and bindings fit properly, you shouldn't experience much or any discomfort letting your board hang.
fatboyj711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 01:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mbesp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 354
Default

could also rest the heel cup of your binding on your foot instead of the edge. Works fine for me.
mbesp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 02:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,536
Blog Entries: 214
Default

Or get Flows and just stick your foot in your back binding.

BTW, I cut the BOA cable on my Ride Jacksons my first season. Not completely through, but as soon as a couple of strands are gone, you just don't feel as confident. Fortunately, Ride sent me a new cable for free with no questions asked (except size and address )
__________________

I hate the parts between winter
Donutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
justdust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Albany
Posts: 494
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Carry a spare cable in your jacket for insurance. And read the instructions on how to replace them in advance...not too complicated and can save a lot of aggravation if something happens on the hill.
justdust is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums