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Old February 7th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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So here we will discuss lacing up our quads. Heel slip prevention while trying not to get lace bite. This thread is intended for lacing styles you may use to produce the fit your looking for. So if you have other styles that help hold your foot where you want it, SHARE!. Of course.. pics or it didn't happen! Don't talk about your "unique" lacing styles and not show something useful.

Here is the lacing I use. It can pull the 2 sides of the boot ALL the way together. If you have problems getting your skate tight enough, then this may be for you. With this type of lacing you need to know how many eyelets your skate uses. Odd number of eyelets means you start underneath your flaps, like in my picture. Even number you start on top. Lacing pattern doesn't change.



And should you have problems with "lace bite"(heres for you rufus!). Use the same lacing style, but before the final cross keep the laces on the same sides, and go back up through the last eyelet.


Underneath view of the "anti lacebite" style



This works well because it still pulls the flaps together with the laces above your boots sides, it gives just enough room for me. Rufus, what you would want to do with padding is about a 1 inch wide piece under the eyelets to push them further away from your tendon. Your tendon should ride just between the left and right flaps.


To tighten the last lace its a bit different the way you need to pull. Ill get a photo of me lacing the skate later @ the rink at least.


Oh and heres my skateboard! Lol


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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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I'm about to try this lock lacing method shown on Ian's Shoelace Site:

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/locklacing.htm

I'm going session skating tonight and I'm going to try this out. My right heel tends to slip out of my boot ("off the shelf" Bonts.)

Also, inspired by QuickSnap, I've got some small parachute buckles and I'm going to see how quickly I can get strapped in.

I'll post pics and report back after session skate tonight.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #3
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I use train lacing halfway up (the point where I can no longer get my foot in if I don't unlace) then I go back to my favorite look, over-under lacing.

Pics to follow.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #4
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On quads I use criss cross most of the way with the final set of eyelets using loop back to keep them from loosening. I also skip the bottom set of eyelets on one foot, but now that the boot is finally broken in I am going to experiment with putting that back into the mix - after the meet this weekend.

On inlines it is criss cross the entire way, but I skip a few sets of eyelets near the bottom. I think it is two nonconsecutive sets, but I haven't actually looked at it in a while.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #5
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Once I get these back from having Doc install the plates, I'll follow up on how well they work.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #6
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Once I get these back from having Doc install the plates, I'll follow up on how well they work.
I do like the plastic lace guides over traditional eyelets in some regards. I had an inline boot that had them. One tug on the laces and the entire boot was snug without the need to go through each set of eyelets individually. The other nice thing about that boot was the last guide had an inclined wedge pointed out. Once you pulled the laces tight you pushed them into that wedge and they stayed tight so you could let go and reposition your hands to tie them. If it wasn't tight enough you could pull more and the wedge would allow the laces to move in that direction.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 12:10 PM   #7
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Rink Hockey method is good :
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23...rs-par-m_sport
Need long laces though.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 12:38 PM   #8
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heel lock ftw
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Old February 8th, 2014, 06:24 PM   #9
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Rink Hockey method is good :
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23...rs-par-m_sport
Need long laces though.
Here's a better Video of it Keep meaning to have pull loops put on my old 265's so I can do this with them as well as my Hockey boots.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #10
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Both of these methods I am using a lock lacing method.

I had tried to put small parachute buckles to make lacing up faster. Uhm... while it worked, I decided I don't want to be doing this.


I then went back to my waxed laces. Just a regular old lace up method with lock lacing at the top. This has stopped my right heel from slipping out of my boot and has had the added benefit of having me keep my weight on my heels. Go figure. I had no idea THAT would happen.

My boot feels like it is lock solid on my foot with no problems.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #11
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I tried the Loop Back (http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/loopbacklacing.htm) today on the last eyelet and I like it.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 01:49 PM   #12
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Sorry for the crappy picture. To eliminate heel slippage, I use long Hockey laces and loop behind my heel. Many of my skaters who report heel slippage have fixed it this way.

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I actually use the lock and the heel hook with my bonts and that is perfect
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