Question came up a little while ago when I had a guy bring in a pair of Lange Comp Pros 140's. He was getting back into skiing and I guess didn't totally realize his high school racing days were over. Anyways he figured out these boots were too stiff (he should have been in like a 110, but he bought them online or something) so he started drilling and unscrewing stuff. He had unscrewed both screws and somehow sanded/sawed off a portion of the bottom, of the top, piece of plastic-- the black section with the buckles on it. Even then he was down to maybe a 130. I really had no idea what else to do to get THAT drastic of a change (about 30 points lower) in the flex. One of our tech's recommended drilling and cutting a small slice in the clear blue plastic in front of the tongue, but putting the screws back in, so I guess he did that but I haven't seen him so I have no idea how it turned out. Anyways this brings up the question of, reasonably/safely, how far can you drop the flex on a boot? Say if I got a Doberman 150, how low do you think I could get the flex (and for bonus points: how and in what order would you do this)
How much flex can I "safely" take off a boot?
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I have softened a nordica WC 150 to a 90ish?
remove both R rivets,
lower the top of the upper cuff 10mm
lower the top of the lower cuff by 20mm
increase (or start) the "V" notch in the back of the shell and make it 50mm long
increase (or start) the "V" notch in the sides of the shell and make it 20mm longer.
kids booster strap.
softer (intuition) liner
again not the best option, but again a "great deal" so they needed a bunch of work, and the boot was still not right, but it was what they where going to use, and my job was to make it softer.