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Thanks all for the input. After wearing them around yesterday I've decided that they're just too comfortable to jump into another pair this season.

Not sure how often the BOA breaks, but that is a concern and the Synapses have been pretty darn reliable.
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I think I got two seasons out of my boas and my wife is on her third season. We average about 25 days a season, and neither one of us ever hade a wire break.
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I just got a pair of double boa and they are the shit. You can fine tune them to suit your foot, its like you are your own personal boot fitter.
Heres some crazy shit: my traditional laces do that too.

I will grant you they don't have the cool factor of a gear assembly and stainless steel cables. Oh which by the way are all more fragile and catastrophic when they break, compared to their low-tech cousin. If you have a cable break on the mountain there is a decent chance your day is over. If the knob assembly breaks or fouls, your day is probably over for sure.

Ill admit I'm a BOA hater, I mean sure, its fun, and neat, but unless you are actually using these for something like skinning, quit singing their praises and admit you just like having another toy on your boots.

If the best boot that fits you at the shop has BOAs, then by all means, buy and wear them. Just don't tell yourself lies about what they are providing. Yanking your knobs has nothing to do with snowboarding, I tie my boots once and go ride.

You can like them all you want, I liked them even when they were on boots that didn't fit. Going from them back to laces just made me realize the reality of the situation.

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It takes a lot for me to buy new boots. I spend a lot of time and traveling to find the right pair. This is my 3rd season on my Vans Wiig's. They started out at a stiffer boot but have broken in perfectly. Swapped the food beds, replaced the laces twice, and had to jimmy the liner laces when one of the steel hooks snapped. Still in great working order.

That being said, I just scooped up a pair of Celsius Cirrus with speed lace because they were on sale. In the end I didn't want to wait til something on the boot shit the bed on the hill.
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Been riding my Rome Libertines for 2 seasons. They're so amazingly comfortable I can't imagine a better boot right now..
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Heres some crazy shit: my traditional laces do that too.

I will grant you they don't have the cool factor of a gear assembly and stainless steel cables. Oh which by the way are all more fragile and catastrophic when they break, compared to their low-tech cousin. If you have a cable break on the mountain there is a decent chance your day is over. If the knob assembly breaks or fouls, your day is probably over for sure.

Ill admit I'm a BOA hater, I mean sure, its fun, and neat, but unless you are actually using these for something like skinning, quit singing their praises and admit you just like having another toy on your boots.

If the best boot that fits you at the shop has BOAs, then by all means, buy and wear them. Just don't tell yourself lies about what they are providing. Yanking your knobs has nothing to do with snowboarding, I tie my boots once and go ride.

You can like them all you want, I liked them even when they were on boots that didn't fit. Going from them back to laces just made me realize the reality of the situation.
Someone was in improperly fitting boots. Been in BOA close to 10 years if it's on a boot that fits your foot and fits your needs do it. Laces suck boa doesn't plain and simple. As far as how long I go between new boots typically get a pair every season and I'm lucky if they're not destroyed by May. 100 to 150 days depending on the boot.


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Heres some crazy shit: my traditional laces do that too.
Thats good if you can achieve a good fit with laces. I cant.

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quit singing their praises and admit you just like having another toy on your boots.
Why should I not praise something that worked so well for me. I went from laces to BOA on basically the same boot and achieved a much better fit. Speak for yourself and dont drag down other people for speaking what they think or this forum will turn into the snowklinger forums and nobody really wants that.

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^ Bingo I need Boa for my foot shape it works.


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Love my Thirty Two dual boas. Fit like a glove. Way better a than any laced boots I ever wore
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Well I don't see how they fit differently, and I admitted that I'm a hater whose k2's didnt fit well at all.

Figured BA would chime in eventually, I know he loves 'em.

"Speak for yourself and dont drag down other people for speaking what they think or this forum will turn into the snowklinger forums and nobody really wants that."

Sorry I am just sharing my own hindsight, and just want to urge people to look at the actual stuff rather then getting all excited about the tech and gear (which I feel I totally did). Maybe I am alone in this disposition to excitement over such things. I'm not a dragger-downer and I don't want to seem like one, my statement which was quoted was aimed at the general excitement, certainly not you personally.

I'm sure if those boots I had last year fit perfect, I would sing a different song.

How do laces suck?

And all the caveats of "if they break" remain regardless of fit.

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