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seriouscat 02-22-2013 10:09 PM

BOA breakage?
 
Has anyone had one snap before? Broke my upper one on the flow talon today and luckily a shop had replacement for 20 bucks.

Strange it happened on the uppers as they always get covered by my pants.

linvillegorge 02-22-2013 10:13 PM

Shit happens. Anything and everything can break and murphy's law says it's most likely to happen at the most inopportune moment.

Boas breaking isn't exactly common, but certainly not unheard of.

hktrdr 02-22-2013 10:19 PM

Happens occasionally - hell, pretty much everything breaks at some point. Definitely much less common than traditional laces fraying or breaking - but a bit more hassle to deal with.

And that shop made some good coin of you - Boa provides replacement cables for free.

linvillegorge 02-22-2013 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hktrdr (Post 762170)
And that shop made some good coin of you - Boa provides replacement cables for free.

But, if you're on the mountain and they break, you don't have much of a choice if you don't have a replacement. $20 beats packing it in and heading home.

ARSENALFAN 02-22-2013 10:23 PM

Thats what you get for not picking me up this morning on your way out there.:laugh:

hktrdr 02-22-2013 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 762178)
But, if you're on the mountain and they break, you don't have much of a choice if you don't have a replacement. $20 beats packing it in and heading home.

I don't really see the issue. Just carry a spare cable - just like having a spare shoelace.

zackmorris 02-23-2013 01:30 AM

I've been riding my 32 STW Boas pretty hard this year and haven't had a single problem. They came with an extra cable too.

BurtonAvenger 02-23-2013 04:13 AM

Knob or cable? You name it I've broken it on Boa. Shit happens when you get radical. I still trust the system over a lace any day of the week.

Donutz 02-23-2013 09:12 AM

I had to replace a cable on my first pair of boots because I would support the board with my back foot on the chair, and I wasn't very careful about it. Occasionally the board edge would hit the cable on the top of my foot. Over time it cut some strands and the cable frayed. I replaced it before it went completely, but it was a lesson about being careful with that.

seriouscat 02-23-2013 10:05 AM

BOA breakage?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hktrdr (Post 762170)

And that shop made some good coin of you - Boa provides replacement cables for free.

Don't doubt it. But no choice there lol


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