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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. I've never had a line snap, bind or have retraction or disengaging problems. I think it's all in the fitting process. Boots do not fit like normal shoe's nor do you try to fit them in a straight up standing position. Put the boot on, tap your heel to the floor few times to ensure your heel is set in the heel cup then get into your snowboarding stance. this is the position where you want your boots to feel comfortable. If your fitting snowboard boots standing straight up they are going to feel tight as the natural design of the boot pushes your foot forward in the boot when you stand straight up, as soon as you bend your knee and extend you hips your foot is drawn back into the heel cup giving you the necessary space needed in the toe box. Your toes should just touch the ends of the inner, removable liner and not be overly tight to where your toes a feeling smushed nor should they feel sloppy loose. I truly believe that fitment is key with getting the most out of your boots. P.S. Don't pick a boot solely on brand. Try on lots of boot brands pick the one that best fits you.

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2 things

First, if Burton boots fit on the small side. Maybe you'll get lucky & fit into an 11, cause it has the footprint of a 10.

Secondly, if those were the boots you tried on, they are ladies boots.
So that 11 is really a 10.

Why didn't anybody catch that?

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2 things

First, if Burton boots fit on the small side. Maybe you'll get lucky & fit into an 11, cause it has the footprint of a 10.

Secondly, if those were the boots you tried on, they are ladies boots.
So that 11 is really a 10.

Why didn't anybody catch that?

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Where does it show it's a ladies boot?

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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. I've never had a line snap, bind or have retraction or disengaging problems. I think it's all in the fitting process. Boots do not fit like normal shoe's nor do you try to fit them in a straight up standing position. Put the boot on, tap your heel to the floor few times to ensure your heel is set in the heel cup then get into your snowboarding stance. this is the position where you want your boots to feel comfortable. If your fitting snowboard boots standing straight up they are going to feel tight as the natural design of the boot pushes your foot forward in the boot when you stand straight up, as soon as you bend your knee and extend you hips your foot is drawn back into the heel cup giving you the necessary space needed in the toe box. Your toes should just touch the ends of the inner, removable liner and not be overly tight to where your toes a feeling smushed nor should they feel sloppy loose. I truly believe that fitment is key with getting the most out of your boots. P.S. Don't pick a boot solely on brand. Try on lots of boot brands pick the one that best fits you.
I just wanted to get an idea on the fit I will be trying some more on soon.
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Large would be fine, most bindings come in L/XL anyways. Boas break all the time, especially if you like your boots super tight. They always seem to break at the worst times. Not to mention you don't have nearly as much control as to where the boot actually tightens. The only real benefit is that they are slightly quicker to tie...but lets be honest here, are you really that lazy that you cant tie up your boots once a day?

I'm curious as to what good things you heard about them?
How many days a season are you riding?
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Reason why not? I've heard more good then bad.

having said that the thirty-two's I'm a size 11 in so I would need a L or XL binding?

The one I tried on

thirtytwo STW Boa Snowboard Boots - 2012/2013 - Free Shipping at REI.com
These are the boots you tried on?

Maybe I'm getting a different pair? but if you scroll down the page to the description...

This is the first line
thirtytwo STW Boaź snowboard boots are a great choice for women


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These are the boots you tried on?

Maybe I'm getting a different pair? but if you scroll down the page to the description...

This is the first line
thirtytwo STW Boaź snowboard boots are a great choice for women


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Under the specs tab it states:

Gender: Men's



They do appear to be a man's boot though.
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How many days a season are you riding?
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





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Said no one, ever.
You're joking right...everyone I know who has had them doesn't anymore and said never again
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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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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.


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