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Old 02-15-2009, 12:47 AM
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Default Does anybody use a skate lace puller?

i have been looking at these wondering how they work and i have no freaking clue and if it even works well? i was watching Bones (best show ever) and the main character was playing hockey and he had one, it was bigger than i imagined but if anybody uses one how does it work? and does it even work?
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:55 AM
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I've been using a lace tightener for several years now and honestly can't imagine trying to lace up my skates w/o it now. It's just so much easier to get a hold of your laces than if you were doing it by hand.

I personally like my skates really tight so it's nice to have it so I can get them tighter w/o killing my hand in the process.

As for how they work- it works just as you would imagine...you grab your laces w/ the little hook and pull as if it was a little metal finger.

I'm not sure the type you saw on Bones but I use the small, cheap one that can be found here.

Like most things in life, it's all a matter of personal preference. If you don't care about tightness then you may not need it, but if you like your laces super tight like me then I highly recommend it and at $1.79 it wouldn't hurt to try it.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:50 AM
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I swear by mine!!!
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:23 PM
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They are good for going over your laces a second time, especially when you cant really get your fingers under the laces to pull them.

I dont like being without mine.

I have the more expensive one, because the cheaper ones felt like they were way too easy to break, but I would say that they have a better hook.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:26 PM
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i have been looking at these wondering how they work and i have no freaking clue and if it even works well? i was watching Bones (best show ever) and the main character was playing hockey and he had one, it was bigger than i imagined but if anybody uses one how does it work? and does it even work?
haha i saw that episode a couple days ago. if u have trouble getting tight skates, theyre good for after the initial lace up
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:34 PM
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I use mine to loosen my laces, oddly enough. I can't get my laces any tighter with one than with my hands, but undoing my laces is much easier with my puller.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:40 PM
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After the initial finger tightening they are great to do a final as you like tightening. I don't leave home without mine...


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Old 03-20-2009, 05:24 PM
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I do indeed, mostly around the ankle where there's that "pinch" and it's hard to get your fingers in to pull them any tighter.
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