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Old 10-22-2014, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Traditional laces, adjustability vs Speed lace and boa. Are they a bit crap?

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So i need my first new pair of boots. Have snowboarded for 3-years on hand-me down kit from my bro and need to step up to some decent boots to hit some of the bigger features. Freestyle/jumpy kind of rider who also likes speed and roaming the mountain all over the shop.

So everyone says "traditional laces have the most customization fit" but correct me if i'm wrong, surely the laces all even out after about an hour and you have equal pressure everywhere? Surely a 2-zone lace is much more customisable as the lower half can be done separate to the upper?

Reason I ask is I like 32's. Toss up between prime/tm-two but the lacing has got me edging towards the lashed fast track instead. Problem is these felt on the squishy side in the store and they advised me they end up breaking down into a super comfy but limp boot.

Can anyone offer me any consolation on how to customise the fit of a traditional laced boooooot? Otherwise i might wing it with the lashed fasty

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There's things you can do with laces that lock off zones. And with that, you can lock off way more zones than 2.
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Laces are the most adjustable I think. Then BOA, then speed laces. Hate speed laces. I have been tying work boots as long as I can remember, snowboard boots aren't much different. There are a ton of ways to have the strings hold seperate zones, from going around the boot to crossing strings.
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There's things you can do with laces that lock off zones. And with that, you can lock off way more zones than 2.
Ahh. intriguing. Are you not going to tell us more/how? Thanks
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This is kind of the basics... I usually put a knot above the toes then "speed lace" the rest of the boot.
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This is kind of the basics... I usually put a knot above the toes then "speed lace" the rest of the boot.
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Ah. Thanking you squire. So a "double over hand knot" at the toe box and then lace away as normal for the upper?
Do you find traditional laces need redoing/tightening late in the day?

Anyone wanna weigh in on the prime vs tm-two vs lashed conundrum?
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TM no idea Bought 32 Prime at end of season..
I have a very wide foot.
Walked around at home 3-4 times they fit great.
Not much help since not tested them on snow yet.
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TM no idea Bought 32 Prime at end of season..
I have a very wide foot.
Walked around at home 3-4 times they fit great.
Not much help since not tested them on snow yet.
Yah they feel great in store. You size down from normal shoes bud or fit true to size?
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Yah they feel great in store. You size down from normal shoes bud or fit true to size?
You're asking for help/advice and flipping the bird to those from whom you want help?
WTF?
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Ah. Thanking you squire. So a "double over hand knot" at the toe box and then lace away as normal for the upper?
Do you find traditional laces need redoing/tightening late in the day?

Anyone wanna weigh in on the prime vs tm-two vs lashed conundrum?
Like the article said, do the knot at the top instead of just crossing over once and they shouldn't budge.

I have TM-2's and couldn't be happier. They were comfortable without even breaking in. I'd go with whatever seems to fit best though.
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