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Old 04-13-2009, 03:05 AM
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Do these things really help get your laces a lot tighter? cuz i would really like mine tighter. I actually like it when my skates are like a cast. It just feels better to me.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:21 AM
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Do these things really help get your laces a lot tighter? cuz i would really like mine tighter. I actually like it when my skates are like a cast. It just feels better to me.
Do it by hand, and start at the first eyelet at the toe, then tighten up one hole at a time and they'll feel waaay tighter when you get to the ankle.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:27 AM
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thats how i do it.

and also has anyone ever heard of this, some guy recommended it.

on the top two lace holes you keep the same lace on the same side. And lace it out of the second eyelet and using the same lace back in through the top on. It makes a little loop on the outside. You do this with both sides. Then you cross the tips on the laces and put them through the loop. When you pull it makes the top so much tighter.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:20 AM
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Don't tighten your ankles down super tight, this will effect how well you can maneuver and corner. Let your ankles get stronger and you'll be a better skater from it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:29 AM
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Don't tighten your ankles down super tight, this will effect how well you can maneuver and corner. Let your ankles get stronger and you'll be a better skater from it.
Is this why I see a lot of upper tier players wear their skates loose? Should I try this and just try and get used to my ankles not having a lot of support? Will I be a better skater in the long run?
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:48 AM
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Well you don't want your whole skate 'loose', just want some wiggle room in the ankle area because that allows you to tilt your foot in all directions thus giving you more maneuverability. Just how much wiggle room is a personal preference that you figure out in time as you get better.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:56 AM
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That's one of the reasons why I wish some of these skates were lower cut. I wish they made one95s about an inch shorter in my size.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:06 PM
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I use an all metal skate tightener tool occasionally - it helps.

Give waxed laces a try too - they keep things nice and snug

If you want more maneouverability in the ankle but still want to tie the skate tight, dont lace the top eyelet and put your shins under the tongue.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:04 AM
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Put your shins under the tongue? huh?
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:17 AM
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Put your shins under the tongue? huh?
As opposed to putting your shins over the tongue
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