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02-06-2014 10:41 PM
jtg The time isn't the advantage. BOA lets you adjust without having to find a place to sit down and undo everything. If they're slightly tight or slightly loose on the hill, you can just reach down and adjust.
02-06-2014 10:25 PM
Triple8Sol The time difference in getting the boots on/off is pretty negligible b/w speedlaces and boa. I think I've owned 4 pairs of boa boots and 5 pairs of speedlace and that was never a concern. Both are significantly faster than traditional laces, which is pretty much why I'll never go back, though they have their benefits too...
02-04-2014 04:41 PM
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
rode traditional laces for years and I won't go back. No thanks!!!
I like traditional laces. no dials to smash off.

sure boa and speed laces are faster, but by what 20 seconds? maybe i'm just not old and lazy enough yet haha.
02-04-2014 12:59 PM
poutanen I've had three pairs of Burton speed lace boots, my current pair has well over 100 days on them and I haven't had one issue. Some of the people I know with boa systems have had to change parts because the bang the dials on table legs, etc.

As for speed of getting out, should be about the same for both systems, no?

So far I'm happy with speed laces, rode traditional laces for years and I won't go back. No thanks!!!
02-04-2014 12:57 PM
ekb18c I like both so it's just preference.

However, I do find that sometimes my speed laces will loosen up after a few rides so I have to sit and tighten up again. It could be that my old salomon dialogue boots are defective.
02-04-2014 12:47 PM
Tatanka Head I just switched out from my deeluxe boots w/ speed lacing to Ride Insanos and couldn't be happier. With the deeluxes, I felt that even if I pulled tight to snugness that I would always lose a little of that snugness when locking the laces. The double boa on the Insanos is quick, secure and hopefully as sturdy in the long haul.
02-04-2014 11:51 AM
Argo When I vacation, I do take a couple extra boa cables, just in case. I also take an extra inner liner lace since I have had a lot of them brake through the years.
02-04-2014 11:44 AM
blackbeard Just moved to focus boa from speed lacing and I'm really liking it. The convenience can't be beaten, and they are easy to replace if they break.

I really wanted to like regular laces, and I even found some boots that fit me really well that had traditional laces, but it was a hassle for me to get them laced up. I'm sure I would have gotten better at it with time, but I didn't want to deal with them on a cold day or having tough hands from pulling on them.
02-04-2014 11:28 AM
Argo I weigh in at 280 currently, get up to 295-305 in fall for early season.... I have broken one boa in 200+ days of using them. 150 on one set, 50 on another, they hold well.
02-04-2014 10:56 AM
czoid74 boas all the way!
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