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boot stiffness numbers

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i have figured out from the glossory that the larger numbers are stiffer boots. How do know which number to pick for yourself. In other words, what exactly is the significance of these numbers?

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ability

strenght

your weight.

how aggressively you ski

your ankle range of motion

 

bit of trial and error, but the ending goal, is for it to be very hard (but almost doable) to flex the boot to its max, in store.

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Hmmmm.  If it is to be very difficult but actually impossible to flex the boot to the max in the store that would mean your ski ability and how aggressively you ski would not be part of the selection criteria for stiffness, but I agree with Mtnlion they are.

 

Although there are some criteria and medical problems that should be if necessary used to guide stiffness selection generally it is personal preference and insight gained by trial and error.

 

Lou

post #4 of 7

Ok, flexible ankle, those with a lot of range of motion need a stiffer boot. This prevents you from over-flexing. While rigid ankle with little range of motion need stiffer boots. So what little ankle motion you have will go directly into the ski and not lost with a soft flexing boot. With rigid ankles heel lifts should be the normal. Flexible ankle as flat as you can go, no heel lifts.

 

Jeffrey S. Rich C. Ped.

http://www.usorthoticcenter.com

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