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Raichle vs Full Tilt question

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Thread Starter 

Hey everyone,

 

does anybody know how the old Raichle tongues convert into the Full Tilt Flex # (2-10)?

 

I'd be especially be interested in which flex the old yellow tongue with three red center ribs is? I guess it's Full Tilts Flex 10, but can someone compare the two? Is the Raichle maybe even stiffer?

 

Hope somebody can help me!

 

-Tobi

post #2 of 7

PM Noodler.

post #3 of 7

Just go to the FT website, there is a "ask questions" page.  I found them to be excellant, typically same day response.

post #4 of 7

If the yellow/red tongue is the one I'm thinking of then it's really about #6 or possibly a #7 on the current Full Tilt scale.  Unless you get a hold of the old orange Raichle tongues (that were not for sale to regular consumers), none of the Raichle tongues ever exceeded a #8 in stiffness.  The #9 and #10 tongues from Full Tilt are significantly stiffer than any of the other tongues available.  I equate the #10 to about a typical 120 flex boot.  I skied the #10 and #8 tongues quite a bit before switching over to traditional 2-piece boots (after skiing Flexon models for almost 30 years).

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Interesting. Thank you very much for the answers.

 

@Skidude, I did email them, actually a bit back and forth, however after solely asking this very question, the answer I got back was "Really?!?!?!?!?"

 

@Noodler, what made you switch and what what you recommend for mogul skiing?

post #6 of 7

Ha Ha, Raichle, my first pair of ski boots were Raichle Rear Entry Boots

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@Noodler, what made you switch and what what you recommend for mogul skiing?

 

I had toyed with the idea of a 2-piece and attempted a few times to switch over during the 30 years, but it wasn't until I put my foot into a Head racing boot that the light bulb finally went off.  What I realized was that for my foot shape I needed a much lower instep.  Although the Flexon design has that middle buckle over the instep/ankle area, I had never had quite the incredibly precise fit I had in the Head Raptor boots.  The Head boots were much more "anatomical" and matched my feet perfectly - no punches required even after dropping down a shell size.  Of course I did gain the realization that I could also drop down a boot size with the Flexon/Full Tilts and I also did just that.  So I now have quite a collection of boots.  I have about 16 sets of Flexon/Full Tilt shells (310mm, 301mm, and 293mm BSLs) and now two pairs of Head Raptors (293mm BSL, Raptor RS 130, Raptor B3 RD).  So yeah, I actually have a boot quiver and I can't say that's a good thing.  One of those areas I really need to get sorted out this season. wink.gif

 

It's hard to deny that almost every World Cup bumper is in a Flexon/Full Tilt (there are a few exceptions).  Interestingly enough though, I felt I could ski bumps just as well in a 130 flex boot and I had moved mostly to using the #10 flex on the Full Tilts.  Having the nice even progressive flex is quite helpful in really big bumps, but you can definitely substitute skill for soft boots and soft skis when you're managing big bumps.

 


 

 

 
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