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Should I get a softer tongue for my Full Tilt Originals?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hey all,

So I have been skiing on my new Full Tilt Original boots.  They come with interchangeable tongues, which changes the flex rating of the boot.  The boot comes with a tongue that has a flex rating of 6.  I have found it challenging to keep pressure on the front of boots while skiing.

 

Full Tilt also sells a boot with a flex rating of 4, so it would be easier to flex.  If I look online, people tend to say this tongue would be best suited for people who are spending time doing tricks.

 

I am not in the best shape, and my left leg that is weaker than the right.  Does it make sense for me to buy this other tongue?  Are there any disadvantages to more flex?  What are they?

 

Thanks!

Matt

post #2 of 4

it will reduce the rebound of the boot, and make both the F flex, and the return/rebound slower.  if this is what you need, great, but the 6 is usually OK for most.

 

also try the power strap around the liner only (between liner and shell) and see how that feels.   and remove any F lean shims in the back of the boot to get you more upright.   THis might allow you to get some more power to help flex the boot as well.

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Could you explain what rebound/return is?  I'm also not exactly sure what you mean by F flex?

 

Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

it will reduce the rebound of the boot, and make both the F flex, and the return/rebound slower.  if this is what you need, great, but the 6 is usually OK for most.

 

also try the power strap around the liner only (between liner and shell) and see how that feels.   and remove any F lean shims in the back of the boot to get you more upright.   THis might allow you to get some more power to help flex the boot as well.



 

post #4 of 4

Forward Flex.

 

rebound is what happens to the boot after you flex into it.  It doesn't just stay forward, but it rebounds back to you....

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