Last updated on October 13th, 2023 at 03:04 PM
BOA® Technology, the creator of the award-winning patented BOA® Fit System, has launched its inaugural Alpine Ski Boot solution in partnership with four of the leading global Ski brands (K2, Salomon, Atomic, and Fischer) and one of Austria’s most decorated ski racers, Benjamin Raich.
The solution delivers an elevated user experience, scientifically proven fit and performance advantage, and the durability to withstand the most extreme alpine conditions.
BOA®’s team of Designers, Engineers, and Product Developers combined their 20+ years of experience acquired across multiple industries to build the most powerful, durable, and integrated platform in its history, backed by the BOA® Lifetime Guarantee.
The solution had been under development for more than five years, with over 50,000 hours spent internally, with their brand partners, and on snow with expert Skiers to bring the solution to life.
Furthermore, the BOA® Performance Fit Lab, established in 2018 to scientifically prove BOA®’s performance advantage in multiple sports, conducted a dedicated Alpine Ski study published in Frontier in Sports.
The study outlined that the BOA® Fit System delivered the following meaningful performance benefits for skiers:
IMPROVED PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION: A 13% reduction in peak pressure on the top of the foot while still delivering a precise uniform fit, micro-adjustable in millimetre increments.
IMPROVED RESPONSIVNESS AND POWER TRANSFER DURING TURNS: Up to 6% increase in peak forces underneath the foot and 10% improvement in the rate of force production at turn initiation.
Expert user insight from former World Champion and double Olympic Gold medalist Benjamin Raich was incorporated and used to optimize the system at every key step of the journey. Raich noted, “As a racer, you are always intensely focused on finding every performance advantage.
The BOA alpine project has been an incredible opportunity to leverage this experience and work closely with their team to improve boot fit and skiing performance for the next generation of athletes.”.
“The BOA Alpine project was the biggest and boldest initiative since 2001 when Gary Hammerslag had the vision and tenacity to create a solution for Snowboard Boots, which delivered a material improvement in fit and user experience.” shares Shawn Neville, CEO of BOA® Technology.
“Two decades later, with 259 Registered Patents and over 200 million sold systems, BOA remains deeply committed to pushing the limits of human performance through its scientifically proven solutions and partnership with the leading brands across Snowsports, Cycling, Athletic, Outdoor, Workwear, and Medical Bracing, to make their best gear even better.”
To explore the revolutionary new Alpine Ski boots powered by the BOA® Fit System, visit BOAfit.com/Ski.