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11-17-2012 11:53 PM
Rookie09 I have used 1 pair of traditional lace boots, 1 pair of BOA boots, and 1 pair of double BOA boots. Double BOAs were the best for me and it wasn't even close. I could never seem to get the regular laces tight enough for me (maybe just a bad fitting boot idk). When I got the single BOAs I like them. But now that I have double BOAs, it would be hard to go back to the singles.

As far as toe caps. I find it hard to believe that anyone could go back to traditional over-the-top straps after using toe caps. My first pair of bindings were some crappy no namers with traditional straps and I thought they worked fine. Then I got Union bindings and they held my boot in soooo much better! I tried using my old board/bindings later once and it felt so weird. Now I've got some Ride bindings with the thin-grip straps and those are sick as well. People who haven't used toe cap straps have no clue what they'er missing
11-17-2012 10:39 PM
RockyMTNsteeze I don't like Boas. I have a pair of Northwave Devines and noticed 2 other people liked their quick lacing system, Devines got it. At first I thought the side things were annoying, but got use to them. I love my speed lacing system on the northwaves. I never re-tighten them like I would do with traditional boots. These boots are so awesome, the best I ever had. I never had a pair last this long.

I won't go back to Burton Boots. The Devines made 2 seasons, never had a pair last that long. I am getting another pair once I have money. For now I probably have the most trashed pair on the mountain.
11-15-2012 10:52 AM
poutanen I loves me a good thread from the dead!

Not that the OP cares anymore, but I second him. I am glad that the days of toe straps are long gone (for most companies anyway! ) and I don't miss doing up laces. I'm on my third pair of Burton speed lace boots (the dual zone system) and I like them a lot. I tend to moderately tighten the foot section, and tighten the ankle/calf section much more.

God I still remember adding a third strap to my bindings in the 90's to get as much support as possible!!!

Another thing I didn't miss but I'm going back to is the 4x4 binding mount system. I like Burton's channel but unfortunately they don't make a board that interests me anymore. The Custom X isn't bad but I want something more purpose built.
11-14-2012 03:12 PM
Cormier I hated my BOA boots, ride anthems. They were single zone though, just not right for my foot, I need dual zone.

I didn't mind re tightening it was just reaching down and clicking twice
11-14-2012 03:00 PM
2hipp4u I like the BOA, K2 Maysis. No problems yet. I have some of the toe caps that would work with my cartels but I haven't switched them out yet, looks like they might take longer to get n them on the top of the hill.
11-14-2012 02:51 PM
Cycle4Fun I completely disagree with you on boot lacing systems. Traditional laces allow you to control the force each section of the boot puts on your foot. I have a narrow heal, wide forefoot, and flat feet. Every single "pull" system leaves my ankle too tight and my foot too loose. The double "pull" systems allow me to properly pressure my foot and ankle appropriately, but not as good as laces.

I can tie my boots up properly in a few minutes at the beginning of the day. They don't come off until I'm done. Speed lacing systems will allow me to get on the slopes 1 minute faster (assuming I'm the slow one) at the expense of a poorer fit.

No thanks.

FYI, this experience comes after spending 5 hours in two shops trying everything they had in my stiffness range/size. Proper lacing was better every time.
11-10-2012 01:24 PM
grafta This thread is so old the OP doesn't even have an account anymore.

Maybe start a new one in 'boots' and ask your question there
11-10-2012 01:21 PM
Projunt How do you guys keep your fast track fully tight when first getting them?
01-25-2010 09:51 PM
RVM I have boots with the Focus BOA system and I really like it. That said, I think I'd prefer regular laces because it seems to me you get less "boot" for your money when going with BOA.

My next boots probably won't be BOA.
01-24-2010 02:32 AM
Originally Posted by BurtonX8 View Post
Burton Rulers don't use BOA. Unless you're talking about the speed lacing, which is different.
Woops, yeah I meant speed zone lacing.
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