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12-28-2012 06:05 PM
MikeCL Doh! form to my foot I meant I plan on going next month looking forward to it!
12-28-2012 06:03 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by MikeCL View Post
I'm a new owner of Van Encores for some reason the one I have is not on the site but it's the rasta color's model, I ended up having to drive about 30 miles to go get one that was in my size (10.5) they feel pretty good and not as clunky as the 32's.

So I'm wearing them around the house about how long is it going to take to get them to packout?
Pack out? Or form to your foot?

Should take a few days of riding to really form to your feet. Walking around in them will help, but you need the G forces to really form it.

Pack out should take 20-50 days depending on what kind of boot it is & how much you put them through the pace.

TT
12-28-2012 05:18 PM
MikeCL I'm a new owner of Van Encores for some reason the one I have is not on the site but it's the rasta color's model, I ended up having to drive about 30 miles to go get one that was in my size (10.5) they feel pretty good and not as clunky as the 32's.

So I'm wearing them around the house about how long is it going to take to get them to packout?
12-12-2012 09:07 PM
MikeCL I went back today to try another pair on.. I kinda like the Vans now, I tried the Burton's with the pull string did not care for it too much, the van's I tried in the store I can't seem to find on the site but they ended up fitting better then the 32's I tried it's still a boa system but just single.

I see Burton came out with a lace type of system but wow did it suck.. it has no ratchet so it will not stay tight for long, also it had no lining.
10-29-2012 11:16 PM
havin_a_ball
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Originally Posted by DirtyD27 View Post
I have the Vans Aura Dual Boa's and I haven't had a single issue with them. I find them to be absolutely comfortable. I never have to readjust the tightness once I get them locked in.
The reason I like the single boas is when I get on the lift, sometimes I tap the front and release some pressure, then spin the wheel a couple of times at the top and my feet get a nice "airing out" feeling for a bit.

(1st post, hello! )

My Vans Encore single Boas did break after 50 or so days of riding, but other than that, I like them.

I got my wife a pair of Vans Mantra single Boas, but she took out the liner and cut it with a knife before I knew what she had done, so I just used a Boa off her boot and she got some mens Burton Ozones which are SO much lighter than the Vans.
10-18-2012 04:02 PM
MikeCL
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Originally Posted by LuckyRVA View Post
Under the specs tab it states:

Gender: Men's



They do appear to be a man's boot though.
yeah

10-18-2012 03:49 PM
MikeCL
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Originally Posted by Tech420 View Post
Mt Southington is EXTREMELY small. I'm talking 25-30 seconds MAX if I'm bombing. That being said it was never busy the few times I went last season and would be relatively easy to learn on. I know you're new, but DO NOT try to ride the greens at Southington initially. They are very flat and you will have a tough time learning. The middle blue run is very mild and is where I would learn. It is much easier with a little bit of pitch.
Thanks for the tip I picked it because it was small and less traffic so it would be less of a hassle to learn.
10-18-2012 12:37 PM
Tech420
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Originally Posted by MikeCL View Post
last year sucked here in the North East hopefully this year will be better Around or after thanksgiving I plan on heading out.

I was going to head to a smallish place, for those that live in CT I was thinking Mt. Southington.

I also wanted to say for the boots I was looking at the 32 BOA boots, they had a pretty good fit and the BOA system was easy, I did not get around to trying a few others on, I haven't made up my mind on bindings yet, any suggestions?
Mt Southington is EXTREMELY small. I'm talking 25-30 seconds MAX if I'm bombing. That being said it was never busy the few times I went last season and would be relatively easy to learn on. I know you're new, but DO NOT try to ride the greens at Southington initially. They are very flat and you will have a tough time learning. The middle blue run is very mild and is where I would learn. It is much easier with a little bit of pitch.
10-18-2012 11:43 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
I was exaggerating but not joking. I know some people don't like them but dual boas kick ass. I haven't had them long enough to talk about durability but they're insanely easy to dial in to the proper tightness, they're comfortable and I can get in, get tightened and get off in less than a minute all together.
I'm on my second pair of Ride Jackson Boas. Very happy with them.

I'd like to try something with dual boas for my next set.
10-18-2012 11:16 AM
sabatoa
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Originally Posted by a bag of it View Post
The year I had boas I was riding 120 plus days a season. I was at a ski/snowboard academy riding 6-7 days a week

You're joking right...everyone I know who has had them doesn't anymore and said never again
I was exaggerating but not joking. I know some people don't like them but dual boas kick ass. I haven't had them long enough to talk about durability but they're insanely easy to dial in to the proper tightness, they're comfortable and I can get in, get tightened and get off in less than a minute all together.
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