ski boot flex

  1. jmeb

    A podcast series on boots worth listening to

    If you are interested in spending 3 1/2 hrs of your life listening to two people talk about ski boots, these are worth your time. Jonathan Ellsworth (the senior editor at Blister) has extended talks with Atomic Ski Boots manager Matt Manser. These two both know their stuff, but from very...
  2. Wilhelmson

    Boot Flex for 13 Year Old Boy

    This will be his 10th year on skis. He can handle all the hard trails in New England without trouble. Currently 5'1" 90 lbs. Last two seasons he used the Lange RSJ60. A woman's 80 sounds like too much. Another RSJ60 would probably be fine, or is there a 70ish boot available for these...
  3. mxracer317

    Boot flex and too tight?

    Started skiing when I was 2 years old and made the grievous sin of switching to snowboarding when I was 14. That was 25 years ago, and I finally realized the errors of my ways. LOL I was able to get back on the blue's no problem and have been doing a few black diamond's. It's like riding a...
  4. eok

    Head Raptor 140 flex adjust question

    Got my Raptors in 2017, love 'em. They are in the default out-of-the-box flex setup, which is a 130 flex. I don't have a problem flexing the boots at all. However, it would be great if I could *experiment* with a temporary softer flex. This has been in the back of my mind since last season...
  5. kaunosario

    Right flex

    I'm 6'5", 195 lbs and a solid intermediate skier, who spends 90% of his time on groomers. Do you think that a Salomon X Max 120 is too much flex for me?
  6. CraigH

    Are my boots too stiff?

    So last year I needed new boots. My old Dalbello Axons from 2012 were actually too big(insert dig about boots being too big here). I wanted to spend $600-$700 on a 90-100 flex range boot. I've been skiing on and off for the past 30 years(. I've only been skiing once per year the past few years...
  7. Marty McSly

    Boot Flex and Dorsiflexion

    From another thread that I don't want to hijack: I'm a little confused about this. Another forum I'm on has 2 schools of thought: A stiffer boot is indicated for ankles with a large range of flexion, to support the ankle and prevent an overly forward posture. A stiffer boot is indicated for...
  8. Cheizz

    Question on ski boot flex and skier development

    It is often said (on forums in Europe, anyway) that a ski boot with too high a flex can hinder a beginner or lower intermediate skier in his developent. I don't really understand why. If the boot fits properly, and flex really is the only thing in question here: what is it that a developing...
  9. The Numbers Game: Boots, Part 3

    The Numbers Game: Boots, Part 3

    Every manufacturer trickles down the features it feels are relevant to the lower-level and softer boots. Some manufacturers do offer canting capability via replaceable soles down to 80ish-flex boots. Proper canting to accommodate stance is very important to a skier's progression. Most...
  10. The Numbers Game: Boots, Part 2

    The Numbers Game: Boots, Part 2

    Oh boy, these are some of the most “missed” numbers: mis-understood, mis-represented, and mis-referenced. We see flex ranges from 50 to 150 for adult boots. Why and how are these numbers set? You might as well try to figure out airline pricing models or the calculation of your credit score. I...
  11. Philpug

    The Numbers Game: Boots, Part 2

    Oh boy, these are some of the most “missed” numbers: mis-understood, mis-represented, and mis-referenced. We see flex ranges from 50 to 150 for adult boots. Why and how are these numbers set? You might as well try to figure out airline pricing models or the calculation of your credit score. I...
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