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 Post subject: Flow Talon?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:42 pm 
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I'm looking for new boots. After reading some of the reviews and discussion in this section I'm curious about any rider feedback on the Talon?


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 Post subject: Re: Flow Talon?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:33 am 
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I have been riding the 90% identical predecessor "The One" for a few years now.

Stiff, comfortable, great dual Boa lacing (tighten and loosen lacing without even lifting the pants).


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 Post subject: Re: Flow Talon?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:57 am 
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I've had about 10-12 days on my Talons this winter.
Really digging the dual BOAs and the boot in general.

They're really, really stiff - definitely the stiffest I've worn (primarily 32 brand boots, in the past).

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 Post subject: Re: Flow Talon?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:44 am 
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I'm not really a fan. Broke the BOA on the third day. Lower BOA cables are too short so they restrict your foot from coming out of the boot easily when you are taking them off. They never stay tight because the BOAs pop loose all the f-ing time, and the boots are overall pretty soft and low for my taste. I've gone back to riding my malamutes.

But hey, they are light and have a smaller footprint than most.


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 Post subject: Re: Flow Talon?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:22 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback. A couple of questions. Is shredgnar the only one that had any boa problem? How do they dry out, can you pull out the liner, the footbed, etc? And any difficulty reassembling?


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 Post subject: Re: Flow Talon?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:09 am 
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shredgnar wrote:
They never stay tight because the BOAs pop loose all the f-ing time

Never experienced that on any Boa boot. Never heard of it either. Weird.

Did however have to change one Boa wire some years ago, however boot had many, many days on them at that time.
Not a difficult task, spares are being provided for free.


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