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mtHOODrider 11-24-2008 02:52 PM

why all the hating on BOA lace system????
 
I know snowboarding reviews and opinons are bias and sometimes go by more by trend following or lack of real knowledge but it gets old. I bought DC torch 08' with dual BOA and the fit and quality is FAR supeior to any other boot I seen.except some top of the line Burton or lash boots but brand is besides the point. All snowboarders should know that Burton,32 lash,Dc and vans are really the top of the pile. But every foot is differnt so people please top giving misleading advise about boots!! Because they are the most crucial item!

PS: only get BOA if its dual and a high end model

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arsenic0 11-24-2008 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mtHOODrider (Post 84828)
I know snowboarding reviews and opinons are bias and sometimes go by more by trend following or lack of real knowledge but it gets old. I bought DC torch 08' with dual BOA and the fit and quality is FAR supeior to any other boot I seen.except some top of the line Burton or lash boots but brand is besides the point. All snowboarders should know that Burton,32 lash,Dc and vans are really the top of the pile. But every foot is differnt so people please top giving misleading advise about boots!! Because they are the most crucial item!

PS: only get BOA if its dual and a high end model

the end

BOA isnt bad, the internet just brings out the trolls who hate everything except what they own(or can afford). If i had found BOA boots that i liked over the Hails i ended up getting I may have gotten those. But to me the BOA system while nice is such a minor improvement for a far greater risk. If that mechanism goes out your day on the mountain is done, possibly several days if you dont rent/buy new boots while waiting for replacements through warranty or what not. All for what? To save 30 seconds in the parking lot lacing up? :)

Flick Montana 11-24-2008 04:52 PM

I had my first BOA-type experience in my helmet. I never used it in boots, but if it works the same, I'd love to use it. I hate lacing up my boots in the freezing cold.

DenBank 11-24-2008 04:57 PM

got new Burton Moto with Speed Zone Lacing System, it is not BOA but seems less reliable too
boot itself is great, but i kind of conserned with lacing system, hope it wont fail and will last me enough time.

Snowjoe 11-24-2008 05:02 PM

Im just a sucker for old fashioned laces, so if they blow out you can rip a set out of a pair of shoes instead of having to find replacements and have the hassle of fitting it!

There seems to be alot less complaints around the durability of BOA nowadays, seems they have got it pretty dialled in. The Burton speedzone stuff seems to blow out alot, my buddy went through countless sets of laces last season.

mtHOODrider 11-24-2008 05:07 PM

Well I well hold on to my old Burton lace ups atleast till end of season but I highly doubt All the big name companys would keep making Boa Boots if reliablity was a issue dont you think.

KC KONG 11-24-2008 08:13 PM

i have the solomon draw string and they slowly gey loose if i take some hard turns and lean in. I think the string just slides back through even when its locked. But my buddy has normal lace up boots and i am allways ready to go befor him.

killclimbz 11-24-2008 08:18 PM

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BOA works just fine. Very reliable and very secure. I am not sure who's hating on BOA but I haven't heard much. Laces are tried and true without a doubt and are far easier to replace if you bust a lace vs a BOA cable. I know people who have put in way over 200 days in their boots before getting the cable to bust. I don't know about the rest of you, but I generally retire my boots way before they have 200 days on them.

stuntmanmike 11-24-2008 08:18 PM

I just can't get past the thought of what if "what happens when the laces break? you are done and can't ride unless you buy something new or wait for a replacement.

killclimbz 11-24-2008 08:34 PM

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You can get replacement laces if you want. I believe you can order them directly from BOA. I does look like it would take some time to replace them though. A good hour I would bet. Then again, if you are watching for frays on your cable you should have plenty of heads up on when to replace them. I'm riding on BOA focus this year and I should get around 60 days maybe more as long as the snow flies. Plus I will be putting extra abuse on them with all the backcountry skinning I do. As long as the boot itself holds up (second pair of DC's I blew out the sidewall <20 days on the first pair) I should have an opinion about the durability of the cables.


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