Boa Supports So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour
Monday December 30th 2013, 12:21 pm
Filed under: Company News,Snowboarding

The 8th Annual So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour, which kicked off at Loveland Ski Resort earlier this month, has 11 more stops on its tour calendar, including tomorrow’s event at Tyrol Basin, Wisconsin.

The two-day snowboard camp costs just $150 (not including lift ticket) and includes professional instruction from top riders and lunch. Participants also receive great schwag from tour sponsors, making it a screaming deal.

Learn more about the Sno-Gnar Snowboard Camp at www.so-gnar.com.

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So-Gnar Loveland Snowboard Camp

 



Enter to Win ThirtyTwo Binary Boa Snowboard Boots
Wednesday November 27th 2013, 10:20 am
Filed under: Snowboarding

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Share your first turns pics for a chance to win

In celebration of opening weekends occurring at resorts across the west, Boa Technology is offering riders a chance to win a pair ThirtyTwo Binary Boa boots. Visit Facebook.com/boalacingsystem to enter Boa Technology’s “First Turns” photo contest. Simply upload a photo from your day of first turns of the season and you name and email address, or cast a vote for your favorite photo already uploaded to the contest page

ThirtyTwobootsThe ThirtyTwo Binary Boa boots feature a dual H3 Boa dials, Boa’s most powerful and secure dial platform, designed to cinch down the fit using highly durable aircraft-grade stainless steel laces that provide a uniform closure. Snowboarders reply to Boa for its micro-adjustability and on-the-fly turnability offered by no other closure system. Backed by an ironclad lifetime guarantee, Boa provides that high performance and superb comfort can co-exist.

VIDEO: How the Boa High Power Platform Works

Other key features of this boot include ThirtyTwo’s Level 2 liner, which is a heat-moldable Intuition liner employing a Lace Lock lacing system for improved heel hold and fit. The boot has a “Team Fit” medium flex (rated 5 on a scale of 1 through 10) to offers a perfect blend of support and tweakability.

Learn more about the ThirtyTwo Binary Boa boot here: http://thirtytwo.com/boots/binary-boa-2/navy-brown-white/

Find out more about snowboard boots with the Boa Closure System here: http://boatechnology.com/products/snowboarding

 

 

 

 

 



DC Snowboards Introduces the Boa-Powered Travis Rice Snowboard Boot
Wednesday November 20th 2013, 6:37 pm
Filed under: Snowboarding


DC Snowboards recently launched Travis Rice’s signature model boot as part of the DC Winter 2013/14 Snow Collection. A high-tech masterpiece designed by the legendary snowboarder, this boot provides incredible comfort while withstanding the punishment delivered by snowboarding’s most demanding riders as seen in this video chronicling a day in the life of Travis.

“It’s the perfect boot to take you as far as you need to go,” says Travis Rice.

It is equipped with Boa Technology’s powerful H3 Coiler Focus closure system, which lets you dial in the fit evenly without creating any uneven pressure points. The award-winning H3 is boa’s seventh-generation snowboard reel platform, which delivers high-precision, watch-like resolution for achieving a truly customized fit.

Boa is the most durable and reliable closure system on the market and is backed by the Dialed In For Life Guarantee. The H3 dial requires no special tool for on-the-fly repair or maintenance in the backcountry or resort. Should you ever need to replace your Boa system, you can instantly order a free replacement parts kit at www.BoaTechnology.com. Replacing the dial involves a simple twist-and-remove, twist-and-insert-replacement process. Learn more here: http://boatechnology.com/repair-center/h3.html

The Travis Rice Signature Boot is on sale now for $400 at www,dcshoes.com.

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DC Travis Rice Signature boot



How Strong is the Boa Closure System? And other FAQs Answered.

 

L4 Knob 2 Silver Pad PrintAre all Boa Closure Systems the same?

Yes and no.

The Boa Closure System consists of aircraft-grade stainless steel laces and a low-profile, powerful dial that work together to provide a premium alternative to traditional laces.

The Boa Closure Systems fall into three main categories, called “power levels”:

1. Boa High-Power Closure System is found on snowboard boots and other large, high-cut footwear that requires the unequaled strength and gear ratio advantage Boa delivers. See How It Works

2. Boa Mid-Power Closure System is ideal for mid-cut footwear such as utility boots, hiking boots, safety shoes, inline skates and ski boot liners. See How It Works

3. Boa Low-Power Closure System was specifically designed for low-cut footwear. This is where Boa brings superior performance, convenience and comfort to cycling shoes, golf shoes, running shoes and casual footwear. See How It Works

How Strong is the Boa dial?

From the beginning, our design goal has been that the dial should outlast the boots in any conditions, a promise backed by Boa’s “Dialed In for Life” Guarantee. The Boa Closure System has tens of thousands of hours of testing on it in all types of terrain and environments, from mountain trails to terrain parks to construction sites.

Is any lubrication necessary to keep my Boa’s running smoothly?

No, our extensive product testing has determined that a simple rinse with fresh water is sufficient to clean debris out of the dial. Never put an oil based lubricant (such as WD-40) in your Boa as it will degrade the integrity of the components.

My footwear collects a lot of grit and grime. Will Boa stand up to abrasive debris? How durable is it?

Don’t let the size of the Boa lace fool you. That relatively thin lace is gram-for-gram stronger than tank armor. It is constructed of aircraft-grade stainless steel. For demanding environments, it may be jacketed in nylon. As a bonus, athletes (and other Boa fans) appreciate that they can simply hose off all the mud and grime after their endeavor.



Upgrade to Boa Field Tester and Rewards Program

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Learn more about Boa Technology’s B Company Field Tester Program in this short video.

Think you’re tough on your gear? Do your outdoor pursuits lead you down unmarked paths, through waist-deep powder, straight into muddy puddles and occasionally up the proverbial creek without a paddle? If this sounds like you, then you know only the best product has survived throughout your adventures, with the rest tattered by the wayside. And this makes you the right person to join Boa B Company.

Boa B Company troops love active challenges and help make a tough product even tougher for the next generation. Click here to apply for the chance to join Boa B Company, a new field testing program that puts you in the driver’s seat to try new, unreleased products and help us develop and evolve the same world-class performance technology we’ve been delivering since 2001.

How it Works:

1. Experience the Fit. Try on a Boa-powered product for work, play or leisure and experience the benefits of the Boa Closure System (you can view a selection of Boa-powered footwear and equipment at www.boatechnology.com).

2. Upgrade Your Gear. Purchase a Boa-powered pair of cycling shoes, golf shoes, outdoor shoes, utility, hunting and fish boots or medical products.

3. Tell us what you think. Apply to become a Boa field tester here and tell us what you think.

4.  Get Rewarded for participating. B Company members receive access to special offers and promotions, receive membership discounts, access to new and unreleased products, and may apply for ‘Epic to Me” Adventure Grants.



Fast Freddie Boa Snowboard Boot Giveaway Closes March 27
Thursday March 21st 2013, 4:23 pm
Filed under: Snowboarding

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Are you ready to ride this Spring Break? We know Boa Team rider Frederik Evensen is. Check out how fast Freddie tightens his boot in this video here: http://vimeo.com/61721453.

Think you’re faster than Fast Freddie? Prove it!

Between now and Wednesday, March 27, comment on Boa Technology’s Facebook Page with a link to a video of you tightening your Boa-powered boot at lightning-quick speed. A randomly selected Boa slinger will win their very own pair of Fredrik’s HEAD 5 Star Boa boots! We’ll also be giving away Boa hoodies and shirts to three other lucky individuals. Get those cameras rolling!



Product Videos Capture Boa Closure System’s Versatility and Benefits
Thursday March 07th 2013, 3:25 pm
Filed under: Moto,Snowboarding,Snowmobile,Utility & Safety

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Knox Armor’s new video highlights the unique features of its Boa-powered Handroid Gloves motorbike riding. Check out the video on their website here: www.knox-lab.com/hand-armour. In this application, the wrist-mounted Boa Closure System gives riders the confidence of a secure fit, especially when traveling at high speeds.

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Similarly, performance and efficiency matter at work. This new product video from Bata Industrials Australia highlights the ease at which their new Boa-powered Bata Hero Boots can be put on and taken off and the comfort that comes from a customizable fit. Click here to watch the video.

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Lastly, Ride‘s Mike Erwin explains the tech behind the triple Boa on the 2014 Ride Trident boot. What the full video, produced by TransWorld Business here: http://bcove.me/a1z9kmu8



Boa Products Win Three Awards at Europe’s ISPO Tradeshow
Thursday February 14th 2013, 3:28 pm
Filed under: Company News,Outdoor,Skiing,Snowboarding

At the ISPO tradeshow in Munich, Germany, earlier this month, Boa Technology’s partner brands Atomic, Deeluxe and Smith all came away with awards for innovative new products that employ the Boa Closure System. Here’s the scoop on the winners from each of these category-leading brands:

Atomic Race Skate Nordic Ski Boot
Gold award winner, Cross Country Ski category

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The new Atomic Race Skate is the world’s first skating race boot to feature the ultra-effective Boa Closure system. This smart system combines a thin, highly durable, stainless-steel lace cable with a mechanical reel on the exterior of the boot, which ensures a perfect fit with one quick turn of the Boa dial. The Race Skate is equipped with the carbon-reinforced SNS Pilot Racing outsole, so that all power is transferred forward. The outsole makes the boot exceptionally stiff – thereby ensuring precise ski control and explosive acceleration.

Deeluxe Spark Summit Snowboard Boot
ISPO award winner: Snowboarding

Backcountry-Series_Spark-SummitWith a leather shell and lining, the Deeluxe Summit Snowboard boot offers premium performance and decadent luxury for backcountry boarding. Paired with the Boa Closure System, the C3 lacing provides the perfect fit and for a responsive ride and all-day dependability. The Spark Summit has a leather lining and Sympatex membrane to regulate moisture and maximize comfort.




Smith Optics Vantage
ISPO Award Winner: Ski Helmets
Updated Fall for 2013, the interior of the Vantage features Boa’s new FS360 fit system, which wraps around your head’s circumference to provide the highest level of resolution, delivering 1 millimeter of incremental adjustment with each click of the Boa dial. The Vantage is a hybrid shell helmet with Aerocore technology that maximizes full coverage protection and increases airflow. Combine this with the Smith-pioneered AirEvac technology for goggle integration, and the Vantage delivers the perfect blend of technology and style.

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Boa-Powered Louis Garneau Snowshoes Win Multiple “Best in Show” Awards at OR
Thursday January 31st 2013, 11:49 am
Filed under: Company News,Outdoor,Running,Skiing,Snowboarding

web_GI_BestInShowOR_lgAt this month’s Winter Outdoor Retailer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, several media outlets presented “Best In Show” awards to Boa partner brand Louis Garneau.

Louis Garneau’s Yeti snowshoe, featuring the Boa-powered Contact Pro Harness System, was received the “Best In Show” award from leading outdoor gear-review website, The Gear Institute. Say the website’s editors: “Louis Garneau’s Yeti Snowshoe is the first we’ve seen to use a Boa System instead of straps and buckles, and the system is much lighter than most.” Read the full story here: http://www.gearinstitute.com/best-in-class/item/best-of-outdoor-retailer-awards.

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The Boa Closure System found on the Yeti high-performance backcountry snowshoe (pictured here) applies even, secure adjustment to the super-light weight binding, while also allowing maximum adjustability in order to accommodate most footwear types–from running shoes to winter boots.

Louis Garneau’s Course running snowshoe received Gear Junkie’s coveted “Best in Show” award. “Amongst the lightest made, the Louis Garneau Course snowshoes touch the scale at just 720 grams per pair (…) Bonus: A webbing shoe harness and turn-to-tighten Boa Technology dial let you wear any of your normal trail-running shoes in the Course,” wrote Gear Junkie in his review. Read the full review here: http://gearjunkie.com/best-in-show-outdoor-retailer-show-winter-2013

The Course (below) features Louis Garneau’s Contact Lite Harness with two Boa dials–one to adjust forefoot fit, and a second to secure the heel. This dual-adjustment design ensures natural foot positioning and running stride.

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Louis Garneau Course

And last but not least, Gumption Gear awarded the Louis Garneau Yeti snowshoe its “Best in Show” award. The editors lauded the Yeti with comments like this: “By merging a high-performance snowshoe with the Boa Closure System, Louis Garneau is shaking up the snowshoe industry.” Read the full review here: http://www.gogumption.com/gear-reviews-2/best-in-show-awards-outdoor-retailer-winter-2013/

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K2′s Kwicker Splitboard System Features Boa-Powered Stark Boot
Friday January 04th 2013, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Snowboarding

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Two years in the making, recently launched the Kwicker® Splitboarding System, a fully integrated backcountry boarding system that incorporates board, boot, and binding. It is the lightest and fastest splitboarding system available, and K2 says it is poised to change the sport thanks to huge leaps forward in weight reduction, transition speed, and overall user-friendly mechanics.

Based on a new evolution of the Clicker binding interface, the proven board hardware of the Voilé system, and leveraging boot function and fit technologies like Boa®Conda and Endo Construction, Kwicker® takes the best of snowboarding innovation and pushes splitboarding into a new era of performance.

This new system is a new take on K2′s old Clicker System, but with significant improvements, particularly to the boot design. Kwicker’s Stark boot (pictured here) uses Boa Conda (K2′s creation using the Boa Closure System). The K2′s global marketing manager, Hunter Waldron, recently described the boot this way in an interview with Transworld Snowboarding:

“The weak point in the Clicker System was the boot. Ten years ago we just didn’t have the technology to solve the highback and ankle strap replacement challenges. But with the Endo construction and the Boa Conda internal heel hold, those problems are solved without bulky external parts that were bolted to the previous generation boots. Also, fit technology has improved by leaps and bounds. With better materials like Intuition foam liners, Boa precision lacing and better last shaping, our modern-day fit makes a step-in system possible again.”

Read more of this interview with Hunter at Transworld Business here.

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