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Old 06-06-2008, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default cord lace boots - are yours falling apart?

i got a new pair of burton "ruler" boots.
they rock but i had a feelin the thin black cords wouldnt last.
mine didnt but it must not be total crap cus thats the way all burton boots seem to be going.

so anyone else shread and know what it costs to have replaced.

also anyone have buckled boots?


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Old 06-06-2008, 08:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Call up Burton, they should send you some for free...As for buckled boots, what are you referring to?
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I bought the Ride Haze boots, that most have come to know as the lace breaker system... worst lacing system ever, but the boots are sooo effing comfortable that I couldn't get rid of them.

During my last trip to whistler they broke (again, after about 1/2 season) so I put regular laces on them...

good as gold now
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damn....myself and a mate both just bought a pair or rulers
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Honestly, most laces shouldn't be breaking unless you're rubbing the edges of your board on it.
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Honestly, most laces shouldn't be breaking unless you're rubbing the edges of your board on it.
I don't know about that.

I snapped off the cord on a pair of Burton Moto's and a pair of the SL9's in the store. Brand new out of the box.

I didn't think I was really pulling on them either. All I could think of was "I'm screwed if this happens at the hill because there's no way I could ever thread an ordinary shoelace into the boot"
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Well, I meant for the most part. I had my old Emeralds just randomly fall apart as well.
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The first time it happened, I thought it was just random. 2 minutes later, it happens again on another pair of brand new boots, I'm thinking design flaw.

I actually had just asked the sales guy helping me why Burton didn't put in the wire laces that are common on BOA systems. I was thinking that one nick on the exposed section of the nylon lace and boom....your day is over.

I had the same concerns about Ride's system, but was even more concerned about the plastic doo-hickey breaking at the top of the boot.

I'd gone thru 3 pairs of skate laces in my old boots because of breakage, so it was one of the few design things I knew to look for.

Too bad, because the Burton SL-9 was really comfortable. I just couldn't see a way to jury rig a fix to get thru the day if the lace broke. At least on traditional lace systems, I could take a lace from my snow boots if I had to.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks all.
for mine i think its the way it secures in its pinch system.
its spreading the wind on the cord.
they havent broke yet but they have a 6 inch section thats stripped down to it yellow strands inside the cord.

boarderaholic, yea i should try a phone call. i sent an e-mail but heard nothing.
i saw someone wearing what i thought were buckle boots for boards. (like ski boots)
although it was in the back of a truck with a mixed load of skiers/riders goin up the mountain so i aint sure if he was a rider. i havent seen buckles in stores but they seem like they would be tight.

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lunch, dont sweat it their comfortable as hell i jus wish i would have been more careful from the start. jus be careful to fully unengage the cord before you pull it tight.

i saw someone wearing what i thought was buckle boots for boards.
although it was in the back of a truck with a mixed load of skiers/riders goin up the mountain so i aint sure. i aint never seen buckles in stores but they seem like they would be tight.

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Old 06-06-2008, 08:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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by lacing boots are you reffering to that quick zonal lacing that burton has? and if so are they not that good?
im looking at getting some new boots so would be good to know what to look out for. I got some Van Boas at the moment and like the Boa system but want something which i can vary the tightness between the foot of the boot and leg (upper and lower parts), and ive seen the zonal boas but they all seem real expensive.
does anyone have experience with northwaves system? http://www.northwave.it/2008_snow/wo...hwave_tech.php
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