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02-11-2010 01:41 PM
killclimbz Actually it was me not tightening up the laces after I took my boots off. Evidently I kicked the cable and bit and it started to fray.

Kind of hard to cut them with your edge when you haven't rode a lift this season. That should change on Saturday though...

My boots are BOA focus boots, so I don't see you having any real issue. The tough one might be replacing the cables on a liner. That is one that you are probably not going to fray though.
02-11-2010 01:39 PM
NYinfamous2k2 AHHH another victim of resting the edge of the board on your boot when on the lift huh? lol
thanks for the heads up. I wounder if its this e z to replace the laces on my focus boas tho.
02-11-2010 01:22 PM
killclimbz Just an FYI on the BOA laces. So by being a tad neglectful I managed to fray the upper cable on my BOA focus boots. It held intact for the weekend and I was able to get a replacement cable (for free) from the shop I bought my boots at. It was freakin' simple to replace the laces and I would have done it just about as fast as regular laces except for a couple of things.

One, if the BOA has the coiler, before you back out the screws to release the old cable make sure the screw hole and the guide hole are showing. I just got the screw holes lined up. Sucked because it meant I had to put the screws back in making the coiler do it's thing. Meaning I had to unwind the coiler and reset the screws in the stop position. Not easy to do, but fortunately I had an extra BOA tool that allowed me to pull it off.

Second, when you are coiling the laces make sure to hold them down tight so that they coil in the most efficient pattern. Just makes it easier.

Even with my little mistakes it took me way less than 30 minutes to change out the cable and should have taken me less than ten minutes. Re-threading the laces was super easy to do.

I'd say if you are planning on a big trip, just get a set of replacement laces and if your BOA has the coiler make sure you have two BOA tools just in case you screw the pooch like I did...
02-02-2010 10:27 AM
binarypie My girlfriend rides a pair of vans with a single BOA and she loves her boots as they don't hurt her hands like laces do.

I have a pair of burton ions with whatever the hell burton calls their system. I really like the system and the dual stages are key for advanced riders.

Although, if these were to ever break I don't know what I would do. Doesn't seem like anything about them would be easy to fix.
02-02-2010 09:03 AM
NYinfamous2k2
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Originally Posted by AyMoneyHUH? View Post
ehh i prefer the laces mine dont come loose i just tie em once stick em in the boot and its fine for the rest of the session i dont like BOA looks like it can easily snap LOL and just the way they look is kinda gay and n00by my sister has boa and she likes em but nah laces ftw
your actually more likely to snap a lace then a boa cable.

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Originally Posted by NoTickets View Post
i like boa more than i like laces, because i can never get lacing as tight as i want them to be.

but i like salomon's auto-fit system better than the above two.
salamons auto-fit system is pretty good but if you do some research you will see alot of people have problems with them constantly loosing up, im talking every run. good concept but they are not perfected just yet. maybe in a year or two they will have fixed that problem but untill then the focus boas are where its at.
02-01-2010 06:11 PM
NoTickets i like boa more than i like laces, because i can never get lacing as tight as i want them to be.

but i like salomon's auto-fit system better than the above two.
02-01-2010 02:46 PM
laviers13 ehh i had a pair of celcius with a single boa and i broke it on my second season. if you keep your edges sharp and you like to rest your board on your boot during hte life (like me) the edge can eventually cut through the cable. it wasnt a big deal because celcius fixed it for me under warranty but it was still a pita because i had to send them out at the time. this was back a couple years ago when boa was still pretty new.
01-31-2010 01:11 AM
squishydonut i love my focus boas.
01-31-2010 12:52 AM
AyMoneyHUH? ehh i prefer the laces mine dont come loose i just tie em once stick em in the boot and its fine for the rest of the session i dont like BOA looks like it can easily snap LOL and just the way they look is kinda gay and n00by my sister has boa and she likes em but nah laces ftw
01-25-2010 10:54 PM
RVM I just posted a reply to a similar thread... but here we go again anyway.

I have the 09 DC Judge with Focus BOA and I really, really like it. However, I don't think I'll buy it again if I have a choice because I feel like unless you're buying a $300+ boot you're getting less for your money with BOA vs laces. Companies seem to have to cut back a little bit on features etc. in a boot to make up for the expense of adding BOA, so you get less "boot" for the same dollar with it. I also find laces to generally be a bit more comfortable, but then that might be because my current boots don't fit anymore.

I wouldn't let the BOA system be the basis for my decision whether or not to buy a boot. I'd go for fit and quality first and then if it happens to have BOA that's awesome, but if it doesn't that's fine too.

Just my opinion.
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