As kids, we often had games and practices early in the morning. As parents, we often took our kids to games and practices early in the morning. For some reason, I always found tying up skates early in the morning was really hard on the hands. It feels harder on the skin for some reason. Wax laces only make the problem worse.
Could just be I’m a little nutz but I swear this is true – lacing up in the morning is hard on the hands.