Dangerous subject line!!
It's funny, I used to work at a restaurant that specialized in wings (they were really good) when I was working my way through university a few moons ago. Well, they did ribs too and used to boil them earlier in the day, they weren't the most popular item on the menu but would sell quite a bit. I figured the owner knew what he was doing so I started to boil them at home too, I later found out that this is of course a huge no-no.