Thread: Skate Problem
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11-25-2013, 04:16 PM
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Wax laces will definitely hold the skate tighter. When you are using old cloth laces, there's a little bit of slippage while lacing them up. The wax doesn't slip as much, so they hold tighter.

If you lace them up tight at first, your feet will settle and swell a bit in warmups and you might get some pain. Solutions would be either loosening them up afterwards or what I do is just do them up on the looser side and tighten if need be.

For whatever reason, I find if my skates are too tight and I try to loosen them, I still have a bit of pain and cramping unless I take the skates and stretch and let them recover. But if the skates are a little loose, I can tighten them up no problem.

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