I quickly skimmed the article. I saw several statements of "it's not just a (better) closure" than buckles.
But I missed the specific thing (other than closure) that BOA brings to ski boots that buckles don't.
In my opinion: Boa is just a closure system. An inferior one to buckles because buckles can be independently adjusted for closure at toe, ball, and instep.
Yes, and that is basically a soft exterior, don't you think BOA played with a double closure? If more BOA's are needed, why not more buckles then? Why not go back to 5 buckle boots?And this is the reason high end cycling shoes have 2 BOA dials/systems tightening independently.
By a more consistent closure around the foot. If you read the study, they found an increase of 10-13% better edge control over the similar boot with buckle closure.
Triple BOAs-hypothetically. You know full well what I am on about-on single dial BOA you never get the pressure uniform on your cycling shoes, there is always more at the top than down close to the toes-hence two separate BOAs.Which is it, no buckles needed or triple?