Replacing a BOA lace

22 Jan, 2009

Months ago I had one reader ask about BOA and mention that his local shops were not familiar with the system. So the idea came forward about visiting BOA and making a video that would show how to fix a broken lace if it happened on the BOA boot. I’ve never had my cable break and I wanted to learn as well.
Ilya Minkin from BOA is demonstrating in the video on the different BOA and each way to fix & replace the laces.

Inside fixing a BOA lace from Shayboarder on Vimeo.

Check out my tour of the BOA Headquarters.

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  1. Anonymous
    January 22, 2009

    oh my shay, this post is golden! luckily my boa’s have been holding up great but i’m sure there are quite a few people out there looking for exactly this video and you just made their day!

    thank you so much for going through the trouble to help everyone out, it’s greatly appreciated =]

    i would download the video if i could, or at least maybe post it on youtube or something?

  2. Anonymous
    January 22, 2009

    yeah super easy! what a fucking joke. Boa is garbage.

  3. Shayboarder
    January 22, 2009

    Thanks! I think it’s great to have out there just in case of something happening and I’m a more visual person so it’s good to see it done than read about it.

    I put it on youtube as well here

    If BOA was garbage, companies wouldn’t pay to use it and people wouldn’t keep buying it. I’ve kept to BOA boots since 02 because I like it.

  4. tim
    January 13, 2011

    awesome video. for the record the tool used in the video is a very small allen wrench. found a small one in my basement and fixed my laces myself in less than 5 minutes. thanks guys!