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02-26-2012 08:55 PM
BurtonAvenger Blew my front knob off my Vans Fargos at Keystone when I hit a rock in the fucking asshole of that resort. Had to take 3 chair lifts and a gondola to get to the base area to get it fixed. Walked into the shop walked right back out in 5 minutes and back on the hill.
02-26-2012 12:15 PM
ETM everything you say may well be true but you are talking about the worst possible scenario which may never happen to most people. The benefit of not having heel lift far outweighs the potential bad day you could have if one fails and you are not capable of fixing it.
02-26-2012 12:03 PM
snowklinger Wouldn't be suprised any more if any resort worth a shit can fix anything on a BOA pretty quick and have you back out there. I'm thinking lace you just tie to itself if it breaks.

When I tried to fix mine, the mechanism exploded and little parts went flying everywhere (user error I won't try to deny, but that thing was jammed as fuck).
02-26-2012 10:33 AM
wrathfuldeity I've had lace up and double boa 32's, both work great with out complaint, double boas are just more convient/faster to get into/out of.
02-26-2012 10:13 AM
Aliaz Ive had my K2 T1 Dual-BOA for 2 seasons now (around 50 days riding in total) and the only problem Ive had was that one of the knobs broke and wouldnt tighten anymore. Went into the local shop and they fixed in 2 minutes luckily. Other than that I have no complaints. This is my third set of boots and Im definatly going for Dual-Boa again when its time to replace them.
02-26-2012 06:41 AM
ETM yeah no worries man. It just works for me as i am sure it would for a lot of others. I dont believe laces suck, they just dont have the leverage over the boot that a boa does. If a lace breaks you still have to come back and fix it just like a boa . The first thing i did when i got mine was pull a boa apart and put it back together. Its not that hard.
02-26-2012 01:29 AM
snowklinger Well I don't see how they fit differently, and I admitted that I'm a hater whose k2's didnt fit well at all.

Figured BA would chime in eventually, I know he loves 'em.

"Speak for yourself and dont drag down other people for speaking what they think or this forum will turn into the snowklinger forums and nobody really wants that."

Sorry I am just sharing my own hindsight, and just want to urge people to look at the actual stuff rather then getting all excited about the tech and gear (which I feel I totally did). Maybe I am alone in this disposition to excitement over such things. I'm not a dragger-downer and I don't want to seem like one, my statement which was quoted was aimed at the general excitement, certainly not you personally.

I'm sure if those boots I had last year fit perfect, I would sing a different song.

How do laces suck?

And all the caveats of "if they break" remain regardless of fit.
02-25-2012 11:07 PM
metric Love my Thirty Two dual boas. Fit like a glove. Way better a than any laced boots I ever wore
02-25-2012 10:56 PM
BurtonAvenger ^ Bingo I need Boa for my foot shape it works.
02-25-2012 09:32 PM
ETM
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Heres some crazy shit: my traditional laces do that too.
Thats good if you can achieve a good fit with laces. I cant.

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quit singing their praises and admit you just like having another toy on your boots.
Why should I not praise something that worked so well for me. I went from laces to BOA on basically the same boot and achieved a much better fit. Speak for yourself and dont drag down other people for speaking what they think or this forum will turn into the snowklinger forums and nobody really wants that.

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You can like them all you want,
Thank you dear lord.
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