Salomon Synapse BOA 2014 - 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The Salomon Synapse BOA is the Synapse with a different lacing system. Same performance, same large bulky non reduced footprint and the same aggressive edge to edge performance. The only difference is adjustability and the ability to crank down around your ankle. Salomon took one of their most popular boots and expanded on it with Focus BOA.  So we wish the upper and lower BOA system was completely separate. Like many focus BOA boots the upper and lower both tighten around the ankle.  This makes for great heel hold but very little separation between upper and lower when adjusting.  Still its a great boot for those looking for the best in heel hold from Salomon.

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Price US $299

Board Type

Challenging - Moderate Turning

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Lacing Type

Double BOA

Manufactured in

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Comfort

Good

Heel Hold

Excellent

Adjustability

Average

Flex Retention

Poor

Response

Great

Traction

Great

Shock Absorption

Great

Footprint

Large

On & Off Ease

Great

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Salomon Synapse BOA Review And Buying Advice SKU UPC Model

Apr 01, 2013 by Jason
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All-mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 7+ • 
Strengths: Comfort, heel hold 

I just bought these and wont get a chance to use them now that it's spring but these are very comfortable boots. I have skinny feet and they fit well enough. great heel hold.

The only bad part I've seen so far is that the lower BOA ratchet is more low profile than the front and it makes it a little more difficult to tighten if you like a really tight boot. I expect this to become less of an issue as the boot breaks in though.

The main reason I wanted to leave a review is to say that the upper BOA does not tighten from the ankle. the lower BOA tightens from the ankle and the upper BOA tightens from the top, where the BOA ratchet is.


4.0 4.0 1 1 I just bought these and wont get a chance to use them now that it's spring but these are very comfortable boots. I have skinny feet and they fit well enough. great heel hold.Th Salomon Synapse BOA Review And Buying Advice

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