Okay, I am helping a buddy - actually my buddy's wife.
She wanted new boots and went to a warehouse ski swap sale. Some young guy sold her a pair of boots that are way over her head. She liked the colour.
It's a Lange Banshee for women. She paid $100, probably not returnable, etc. You've heard the story.
My friend's wife is maybe 5'5", 85 lbs, skis snowplow pbby twice a year with us when we go to Trembalnt. Zero aggression.
The boot this guy sold her has a flex index of 125. Seriously - I'm not kidding. She should be in a 60 or 70 flex.
See boot description below:
We probably won't go to our local bootfitter (out of shame) and figured we'd try to address it for her as a project.
Anyone know this boot? Got some ideas on how we can significantly reduce the flex? We'll pbby cut the triangle in the plastic, but I'd appreciate any further advice and tricks. Fit is not an issue - she is super thin of foot, but flex, oh, the flex. Not to mention sometimes people ski when it's cold out...
Telling her to get another boot that's suitable isn't working (unstoppable force/immovable object. She likes the colour).
Floor's open for suggestions, tips, sympathy.... Thanks Boot Guys...