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Can't get the lower boa lace to release

I can pull out the nob to release but the tension won't release fully only partially. It will crank down to tighten.

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  • pdxmtnguy Feb 20, 2009

    I too have this problem. I bought the boots took them home and tried them on at home. I thought awesome I'm ready to go. Went to mountain and couldn't get my foot in one because the lower boa would release tension. After 45 minutes, I got my foot in and felt like it was being crushed. I gutted it out and struggled all morning until it released some tension on its own. Boot still has some tension in lower boa and this was the first time I used them.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    Same Problem for me... No solution yet. I'll take them back.

  • Andrew Smiles
    Andrew Smiles Dec 21, 2014

    Me too. Has this problem been fixed? I see your posts are from 2009.

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Make sure the boa system is clean (the nob is clean)

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