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11-23-2010, 06:40 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: McKinney, TX
When you tighten your skates you want your toe-box area to be a bit loose(a bit below snug).
As your laces get closer to your in-step they should get tighter. They should be tightest around your in-step, and snug around your ankles.
If you get them as tight as you can the entire way, you will have circulation problems because your feet can't breathe.
Tightening the laces right for me at least pretty much determines how good of a skater I'll be that night. Too tight and I'll have problems, too loose, and I'll be a bumbly skater.
Give yourself a few extra minutes when you arrive at the rink to make sure you get a good lace-up. I've found it's the key with all your pads.
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