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Old 02-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 32 Lashed boots and I love them-- until I have to tighten them up every third run. No matter how tight I crank the laces they keep coming loose. I probably re-lace 5-6 times a day. I've rubbed the skin of my hands from pulling so hard on the laces and yet they still become loose after time, mostly in the calf/ankle area.

If Im cruising groomers it doesn't seem to happen but doing anything remotly aggressive or doing a lot of deep leaning it's over. During a long traverse, skate or carving I can just feel the laces coming loose. My feet are nice and tight inside but from the ankle up I can feel my leg moving around in there Not good.


I know these are popular boots, I am the only one with this issue? I rented a pair of these boots for two days last season and I loved them. I bought the same size I rented and when I first got them I could barely gfet my feet in them. Now that I've got about 25 days on them they've stretched a bit but I think they still fit. It's just getting old to have to keep re lacing them.

Do I need a smaller sized boot? I almost wish I'd gone with the quick lace up version
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i had the same problem. at vail my hands were bleeding because i had to tighten my laces so much. you could try BOA's. if they get loose, which they do once, just give em a twist and your good. you dont even have to take off your gloves. make sure they are the BOA Coilers and dont get cheap ones.

i got Flow Rift Focus (dual zone boa) boots and they are unreal. insane heel hold too. lots of people like the speed-zone or quickfit ones too. never tried them out though.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I guess. I had Burton speed laces for my previous pair. They were cheeap boots and I killed those boots pretty quick as I tend to be hard on gear I wanted BOA boots to begin with, I have BOA cycling shoes and I love them. Everyone at the shop I went to talked me out of the BOA system however. And I have had a boa lace snap while on a bike ride. While that wasn't fun it would have been WAY worse had something like that happened on the mtn.

oh well...I guess I will just keep tightening them. It could be worse. Besides these boots match my board and we all know that is the most important part
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What are we talking about here? The liner lace locks or the outer laces?
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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outer laces. Well, the inner liner too I guess. Up at the to it's only held closed by velcro. The liner laces stay pretty tight but they also loosen with time.

Maybe I like my boots excessivley tight? Im happy when my feet are thisclose to being numb.

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Old 02-01-2012, 05:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your worrying me, I just picked up 32 lashed boots after my Celsius boots were too loose on me. I've heard nothing but good things about the 32 lashed and I really wanted to stay away from the fast lacing, which I feel loosens up much faster than laces.
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If your outer laces are coming loose you're not tying them right. You need to cross each lace and double each lace. That's why the laces are 4 feet long and the top eyelets are long enough to accomodate 2 laces.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I had the same problem on my old laced boots (gone to speed lace now)

Sometime ago some posted a great description on how to tie laced boots.

If I remember, there were 2 ways.

Basically at every hook, pull, tighten and either:

a) hook over the top of the hook, coming out the bottom. Like wrapping the loop around the hook

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b)hook them in the bottom of the hook, spiral the laces once around each other and repeat.

I used the second method and the problem went away.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have 32 lashed and I don't have problems with the laces. I tie them like any other pair of shoes. The knot is not going anywhere and the laces are not falling off the hooks. Maybe your laces are stretching. I bought after market laces cause I'm a fag that wants to color coordinate my laces to my bindings, lol.


I'd love to see a diagram of what Extremo is talking about, lol.
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