BEST FAST-AND-TIGHT LACING
Of all of the lacing systems we tried, Rome’s PureFlex, which tightens four separate zones with one lace pull, earned the highest praise from testers. It simply never came loose. Board feel and shock absorption on the all-mountain Libertine were also superb. Our one (major) gripe: the locking mechanism that cinches down the laces is so grippy it frays them.