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Old 11-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I love my BOA boots! Why all the hatin?
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I hate lacing up my boots in the freezing cold.
Me, too. That is why I use the lodge.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You're just full of insight.

I get strapped up in the parking lot like el-douche.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I love my BOA boots! Why all the hatin?
I thought of getting a pair this year. But for every brand that had one I found enough reviews of people blowing their cables so that deterred me away. The laces are snug for me and all I would really gain would be the speed of the BOA, so it wasn't worth the risk of blowing a cable IMO. No hating, just don't want to take the chance
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My DC boots are AWSOME! I only saw one other brand that made the system. What were the other brands?
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My DC boots are AWSOME! I only saw one other brand that made the system. What were the other brands?
I'm guessing you saw Burton, Salomon and K2 make them as well. I believe from the pics Salomons are thicker laced, I was leaning more towards those.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The Vans Cirro boots have the BOA system I believe. I'd use them if I could afford them.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I am thinking about getting the 07-08 Forum Kicker SLR boots. They have that same speed lacing system that Burton uses. Do you guys think I should avoid buying these? And then get the K2 Darko Access which as the internal BOA. I have not tried on the size 13 Darko Access though. The size 12 fit nice but too short. How reliable is the Forum Kicker SLR's lacing system vs. the K2 Darko Access's internal BOA?
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The shop that I managed used all BOA system boots for rentals our first year. Customers loved them, and the BOA system held up extremely well, considering how many days those boots saw. When there was a BOA issue, we could fix it in about 5 minutes. Most of the time the boot itself failed before the cable or BOA mechanism. Most of the BOA equipped boots that I have seen come with a replacement cable and the little allen key necessary for the repair. If the mechanism goes south, thats a bit more of an issue. I certainly wouldn't shy away from a boot because of BOA and I prefer the dual zone BOA boots ('cause I have really narrow feet).

I always found it interesting that so many customers who were looking at purchasing boots had the "what do I do if it breaks" question, yet very few customers looking at Flow bindings asked the same question.
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One of the knob assemblies on my Boas is broken, it pops out of the boot, it still works, but I'll be wearing laces on any backcountry/cat trips until they make the mechanism stronger.
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