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I have two flex questions.

 

My daughter just turned 11, weighs about 70 lbs and is 4'8" tall.   This is her third season and she gets around 15-20 days, mainly in Michigan.  Last year she was able to carve turns on blues and did okay on blacks, but I expect her to really make some progress this year on skiing dynamically.   We need to replace a pair of Dalbello Gaia 3s that she has outgrown and she will be in a 24.5 mondo (that is my wife's size and their feet are now the same size ).   I'm trying to pick a good flex for her, which is why I am here.  I found a par of Rossignol Trixie's that are new but the 2009 version.  They claim to have a flex of 45 or 55 depending on a lever on the back of the boot. Does this sound like a good flex or could she go 60 -70?

 

On to me.  I grew up skiing and racing, but moved south and pretty much gave it up for 20 years. Since moving back north, this will be my fourth season back.  I would consider myself an expert skier.  I do trees, steeps, bumps, etc.  I also finally got the two foot skiing method last year, which makes my favorite thing to do even better.   Right now my quiver is a set of Rossi SL World Cups for Michigan, Blizzard Titan Cronus for all mountain, and I just got some Gotomas over the summer for my trips out west.   I bought a pair of Atomic Hawx 100 a couple of years ago when I was just getting back into the game.   I am 6'2" and 220 lbs.   I really don't feel like I'm overpowering the boot, but then again I have never tried something like a 120-130.  It also seems a bit less relevant since most everything is lateral now with the new ski designs.  Curious to see if I should step up my flex.

 

Thanks in advance.

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I have two flex questions.

 

My daughter just turned 11, weighs about 70 lbs and is 4'8" tall.   This is her third season and she gets around 15-20 days, mainly in Michigan.  Last year she was able to carve turns on blues and did okay on blacks, but I expect her to really make some progress this year on skiing dynamically.   We need to replace a pair of Dalbello Gaia 3s that she has outgrown and she will be in a 24.5 mondo (that is my wife's size and their feet are now the same size ).   I'm trying to pick a good flex for her, which is why I am here.  I found a par of Rossignol Trixie's that are new but the 2009 version.  They claim to have a flex of 45 or 55 depending on a lever on the back of the boot. Does this sound like a good flex or could she go 60 -70?

 

On to me.  I grew up skiing and racing, but moved south and pretty much gave it up for 20 years. Since moving back north, this will be my fourth season back.  I would consider myself an expert skier.  I do trees, steeps, bumps, etc.  I also finally got the two foot skiing method last year, which makes my favorite thing to do even better.   Right now my quiver is a set of Rossi SL World Cups for Michigan, Blizzard Titan Cronus for all mountain, and I just got some Gotomas over the summer for my trips out west.   I bought a pair of Atomic Hawx 100 a couple of years ago when I was just getting back into the game.   I am 6'2" and 220 lbs.   I really don't feel like I'm overpowering the boot, but then again I have never tried something like a 120-130.  It also seems a bit less relevant since most everything is lateral now with the new ski designs.  Curious to see if I should step up my flex.

 

Thanks in advance.


at your daughters size, weight, number of days, and skiing goals, she should be in a 60 flex boot. lange/rossi share a model that has 4 buckles, 60 flex and shaped like an 11 year old foot.

tecnica/nordica also share a mold that offers a slightly different fit from the lange/rossi, but the same target performance. also 24.5 does not seem to be an appropriate size for your daughters stats. have her measured and shell sized by a pro boot fitter.

 

at your size, weight, and background, you are crushing a 100 flex hawx. also skiing on 2 powerful skis like a WC SL, and a cronus, that boot is underpowered to drive those skis. it would be like racing a tricycle on a moto cross track.

 

jim

 

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Thanks Jim.

 

I will have her fit here soon.

 

As to me - what flex do you think I should be looking at?   I like the feel of the Atomic and was considering the Burner 120 or the Tracker 130. Any thoughts on which would be better?

 

Thanks again for the advice.


Edited by Sfed - 9/24/11 at 5:56am
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Sorry one last question - what are the models of those boots for my daughter?

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