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bluefoxicy


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Mine came cross-laced and I switched to a straight bar lace with a single cross so I could end in a lock lace on an even number of eyelets, but I found that ... fine, but not relevant. It doesn't apply ANY pressure to the top of the foot, which is comfortable ad nauseum.

I decided to try a double helix with a lock lace, which in fact doesn't seem to apply more pressure to the top of the foot in these shoes, but seems to tighten up much easier since the double helix has no internal friction (there's friction at my lock lace, and as well these eyelets are extremely tight and these are flat laces).

I find ladder and zipper both ridiculously hard to actually tighten.


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Are all your posts going to be like this?


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Probably. You'll see things like:


- How do you lace your shoes? I just got new Scarpas, the eyelets are a little more open than my La Sportivas.

- What kind of breakfast bars do you bring on a long trip? I'm going to try to get to the high point in one of the local parks just by climbing instead of taking the paths.

- What do you do about snakes? Posting from my cell phone. Stupid copperhead was sunning itself on a ledge, bit me when I reached for a hold. Hand is swelling and turning purple. Climbing solo and don't know how to use my GPS.

- How do I use my GPS?


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Well Played sir...


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bluefoxicy wrote:
Mine came cross-laced and I switched to a straight bar lace with a single cross so I could end in a lock lace on an even number of eyelets, but I found that ... fine, but not relevant. It doesn't apply ANY pressure to the top of the foot, which is comfortable ad nauseum.

I decided to try a double helix with a lock lace, which in fact doesn't seem to apply more pressure to the top of the foot in these shoes, but seems to tighten up much easier since the double helix has no internal friction (there's friction at my lock lace, and as well these eyelets are extremely tight and these are flat laces).

I find ladder and zipper both ridiculously hard to actually tighten.

For crying out loud.
I'm switching to velcro.


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I usually start down near the toes and progress upwards towards the ankle area, where I then tie them.

Curt


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bluefoxicy wrote:
Mine came cross-laced and I switched to a straight bar lace with a single cross so I could end in a lock lace on an even number of eyelets, but I found that ... fine, but not relevant. It doesn't apply ANY pressure to the top of the foot, which is comfortable ad nauseum.

I decided to try a double helix with a lock lace, which in fact doesn't seem to apply more pressure to the top of the foot in these shoes, but seems to tighten up much easier since the double helix has no internal friction (there's friction at my lock lace, and as well these eyelets are extremely tight and these are flat laces).

I find ladder and zipper both ridiculously hard to actually tighten.

Ok, I will play on this one too. However lets just cut to the chase. Since your last posting was to display your vast knowledge of physics I am guessing this one is going to lead into some molecular biology. Am I right? With that being said, I would assume that if you examine the double helix strands found on your laces you will find you genetic blueprint.

One good thing that could come from examination of the DNA on your shoes would be your identification after finding you at the bottom of some remote crag after your tie in knot has failed and youve been bitten by a copper head. Wink


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I'm left with the thought of a women who crys every day on her way home from work.


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I think you should consider a few more options. This might help.


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bill413 wrote:
I think you should consider a few more options. This might help.

How did I get here?


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Most interesting thread on RC.com in a while, actually.


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Who woulda thought there are so many ways to tie a shoe lol?


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I find lacing does not have nearly the impact as the finishing knot. Since I have gone to the method linked below about 10 years ago, I have never had a shoelace come undone. Better still, it comes out easily after walking through snow, ice, slush, rain, puddles, gutters, scree, debris, and filth.

http://www.fieggen.com/...ce/betterbowknot.htm


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Very carefully.


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I own velcro and slippers, no need for lacing when you have methods as easy as these.


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I love my Scarpa Feroces so much that with the adjustability that the 3 velcro straps have to offer, I don't think I'll ever go back to lace ups.


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I always sit down to lace and tie my shoes.


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LostinMaine wrote:
I find lacing does not have nearly the impact as the finishing knot. Since I have gone to the method linked below about 10 years ago, I have never had a shoelace come undone. Better still, it comes out easily after walking through snow, ice, slush, rain, puddles, gutters, scree, debris, and filth.

http://www.fieggen.com/...ce/betterbowknot.htm

I hate to admit it, but that actually looks useful.

Jay


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jt512 wrote:
LostinMaine wrote:
I find lacing does not have nearly the impact as the finishing knot. Since I have gone to the method linked below about 10 years ago, I have never had a shoelace come undone. Better still, it comes out easily after walking through snow, ice, slush, rain, puddles, gutters, scree, debris, and filth.

http://www.fieggen.com/...ce/betterbowknot.htm

I hate to admit it, but that actually looks useful.

Jay

A friend showed it to me while playing racquetball quite some time ago and I loved it so much, my daughter has never learned to tie her shoes any other way.


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