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I'm SO sick of my laces coming undone, no matter what I do: double-bow ties, double knots... Any ways to lock 'em down?? Answered

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RavingMadStudios

Best Answer 8 years ago

Cord locks, also called cord toggles. You know, those little plastic spring-loaded thingys that you typically find on the drawstring for a stuff sack. You can get them at sporting goods stores in the camping supplies section for almost nothing.

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Jak25

8 years ago

Thanks, all! It was a silly question, but a vexing situation, nonetheless.

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orksecurity

8 years ago

Trick I picked up from somewhere -- maybe instructables -- is to give the loops an extra twist around each other when tying the bow. Works well on the one particularly-slippery set of laces I have.

Another solution is to switch to different laces. Flat laces don't generally have this problem as badly.

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seandogueorksecurity

Answer 8 years ago

+1 on the flat laces. they are much better than round laces wrt hold.

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Jak25seandogue

Answer 8 years ago

Yeah, dunno, mine are flat - for some reason, I've either lost the ability to do this or laces are just resistant to manipulation these days. But, I did finally cut the darn things down. I've wondered what everyone does with all those inches of lacing... I may never know!

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caarntedd

8 years ago

Get your mum to tie them for you?

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Jak25caarntedd

Answer 8 years ago

Lol! At least I got a laff out of it!

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jtobako

8 years ago

You may need to add something to rough up the surface of the lace to keep it from slipping-super glue or wax worked into the lace before tying (let the super glue dry before tying) should help.

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jeff-o

8 years ago

Different laces, maybe?  Perhaps some that aren't as long, so they don't flap around.

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seandogue

8 years ago

I tuck the ends and bow (when there's enough lace to make a "proper" bow) in between the tongue and the two flaps to keep them from coming undone. It's not perfect, but it helps alot.

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RelaxedSoup

8 years ago

Super glue?  Dunno what you'll do when you want to take them off... :)