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06-27-2010, 02:09 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
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Skated yesterday - just an 'Open Skate' and not a game/practice (no pads).... tried skating with the top eyelet open and top laced looser than normal and for me was a no go; then tried open top eyelet with my more 'normal' snugly laced top and felt no appreciable difference in my skating; then laced normally and skated 'normally'.
For me, at least, bottom line is lace all the way up for now.... YMMV...
You might find that skating with looser skates will take you some getting used to. Ive always heard that some of the best hockey players in history didnt lace their skates really tightly.
Im with you though, I still prefer my skates to be really snug.
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