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04-22-2009 12:21 AM
untchabl Personally, I have laces. Nothing wrong with BOA however when I went and tried on lots of different boots, the Forum Recon's fit me the best and were the most comfortable to me. None of the BOA style boots I tried on felt quite right, nothing to do with laces or no laces, just down right comfort.
04-19-2009 03:58 PM
Flick Montana
Originally Posted by GoofyRider View Post
really! that is a lot. I have only seen them a couple times at C.O.P, I dont know they seem a bit like velcro shoes to me thats all.
People who think they are for convenience only shouldn't bother with them. The reason they exist is because they offer a system of lacing that will provide a more consistent pressure over the boot unlike laces which cause pressure points. In addition, they will not loosen like laces will.

I don't know where the notion came from that all they do it make getting into boots faster. They serve other purposes.
04-19-2009 03:26 PM
arsenic0 BOA is still a newer technology..

I still see a ton of people in gear from 2002, boots included which kinda scares me but more power to them i guess..even after 2 years of riding my boots are crap compared to what they were when i bought them...
04-19-2009 02:58 PM
GoofyRider really! that is a lot. I have only seen them a couple times at C.O.P, I dont know they seem a bit like velcro shoes to me thats all.
04-19-2009 12:48 PM
Flick Montana I see maybe 1/4 of the people on Hood in BOAs.

I was skeptical at first, which is why I had not made the jump and bought the Vans Cirros I had my eye on. But then my mother got them for me as a Christmas gift and I had no choice but to try them. Fell in love very quickly.
04-19-2009 11:50 AM
GoofyRider I was looking at BOAs when I was buying my first boots. I just kind of ignored them though because they just kinda of seemed like a joke to me, but after reading this thread I kind of feel ignorant for not looking into them. Are they really that good, because I can never really tie my lace ups too tight, it might be they are a tad to big (which they are) but im not sure. one thing though is I very very rarely see them on the hill, and when I do its eight year olds wearing them. Are they very common where you all board?
04-19-2009 07:30 AM
milner_7 The Boa system looks pretty easy to use. I have the speed lace system in my boots. I hade traditional lacing in my cheapo K2 Ranges boots but they only lasted a few days and I picked up the Ride Haze. I will never buy regular lace up boots again. Boa will be next but my boots are comfy so it will wait a bit
04-19-2009 04:01 AM
ghostovan I'm too lazy for common lacing and too suspicious for BOA gears.. so i've taken Northwave Decade SL boots. And i'm so found of it's fast lacing system (and comfort of the boots, btw): 2 lacing zones, no pressure points for me, removable inner boot.
If you have a chance try it.
04-19-2009 01:09 AM
Enigmatic damn, maybe I just got a lucky pair of solid Motos then....or maybe I'm just not riding them hard enough : p
04-18-2009 01:45 PM
Originally Posted by MunkySpunk View Post
So, BA, when you retire, can I have your job and name, kind of like the Dread Pirate Roberts?
Sir you have to join the long line of little hoodlums that I have raised in the way of shredology.

Everyone that says SZ breaks is right. I was showing one to a customer once and was like yeah you just pull this and it tightens it, I go and pull it, Pop the god damn thing ripped right out. I've had it happen 3 times when showing people how to use it.
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