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On 12/15/2017 at 11:15 AM, cwarnar said:

Got my "Scrivens" Lacing done this morning.  I took 2 screen shots from the periscope that Scrivens did as well5a33f4327a9b6_ScreenShot2017-12-15at10_09_01AM.png.94a421e0ad1462f23f8809b7f7ae4764.png

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Crappy quality but I did the following:

Did not skip first eyelet

Went inside out for the next 3 eyelets

Went under/over/under (on the same side, DO NOT CROSS OVER) on the next 2

Went inside out on the final 3 eyelets

Did not run laces thru the top eyelet

I like the feeling from just wearing the skates in the house.  Hoping to take them for a spin this weekend! 

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I know this is an old post, but how did you like this lacing method on the ice?

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3 hours ago, oncogene said:

They have waxed and non waxed versions. Tried the waxed yellow one recently since getting new pairs of skates. Did not like them. The laces seem to have more wax than actual lace in them. After many skates the laces were still stiff like a candle and had like no give whatsoever. If you tie them up a bit too tight, you are going to be in pain for the game. And the laces also started to roll up like a thin rope/string. Untying them is also a pain. End up ditching them for some Graf waxed laces. Much better.

They have quite a few more than just waxed and unwaxed, too. I prefer the X7 wide unwaxed.

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On 4/26/2018 at 1:42 PM, Punisher Goalie said:

I know this is an old post, but how did you like this lacing method on the ice?

So far so good.  I noticed less foot pain at the start of my skate.  I'm hoping to make the move to a new skate soon.  Waiting for the AS1 Super Tack

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1 hour ago, cwarnar said:

So far so good.  I noticed less foot pain at the start of my skate.  I'm hoping to make the move to a new skate soon.  Waiting for the AS1 Super Tack

They're at several PHL locations already out this way! Come, come. 
Got to look at the new CCM attack holder on the AS1/9080/9060 skates! Good stuff. 

 

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On 4/30/2018 at 9:35 AM, cwarnar said:

So far so good.  I noticed less foot pain at the start of my skate.  I'm hoping to make the move to a new skate soon.  Waiting for the AS1 Super Tack

Was your foot pain only lace bite?  Or also from your arches being pushed down?

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Just thought I'd post up a minor experiment I've been running for the last month in case its useful to anyone else:

Since I started playing again in 2010 I've always left out the top eyelets for a bit more ankle mobility (skates - Bauer 3000s, Bauer Elites, Graf G50s w/vertex)

Switched to a pair of 1s about a year ago, immediate experience was that leaving the top eyelet out felt way too loose, whilst tying all the way to the top made me feel like a golf club! Found a hybrid / middle ground by running the lace from the penultimate eyelet, up to the outside of the last eyelet, threading it inside and tying inside of the last eyelet, which gave a nice mix of stability and flex in the boot.

A few months into owning the 1s I started to get bad foot pain (ball of foot) and numbness in some of my toes, which I put down to having wide feet and high arches and skates never really fitting correctly. On a whim I went back to normal lacing instead of the hybrid method, still felt like a golf club initially, but no pain and felt like I had loads more foot control. Tried the hybrid method again last night - loads of pain in the ball of foot and generally my feet felt as sloppy as hell. 

So my take away was altering lacing to take away pressure on one part of your foot might just end putting excess pressure elsewhere - in my case it seems having less ankle support was putting a lot more stress on the bottom of my foot,  either that or I've just got abnormal feet 😂

TLDR: Tying your skates as intended might be better and cause less foot pain in the long run!

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My update (Bauer Vapor X700): I was using the Scrivens method for the past season and just recently went all over-under minus the last top hole. I found that the gap in the middle was giving stress bite and was a pain to tighten. I was lacing all the way up but felt the strain on the top of my ankle. Now the extra flex in my stance is well welcomed.

I wouldn't mind trying out a pair of Supremes to see the difference.

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