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intuition powerwraps stifness increase index?

post #1 of 3
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Hi,

 

my DH boots are head vector 90/100s. Seeking greater comfort/precision  I swapped out the stock liners for intuition Powerwraps?,  the ones that came standard with Scarpa Tornados and had them baked at a shop.

 

These certainly felt better and fixed a few hot spots on my feet but stiffened up the boot somewhat. My question is by how much?

 

 I just want to get a feel for how a boot of a certain flex feels as I go forward in my skiing journey. So if the boot was a 90 flex with stock liners would it now have similar flex to a 100, a 110 or maybe a 91!

 

I know its just a number and the numbers are not uniform across different models and makers but as I said Im trying to build my own frame of reference as to what different flex indexes feel like and which ones may work best for me.

 

These were my first custom boots, at 28.5  they were three sizes smaller than the 31.5s the rental shops had put me in the last 3 seasons!

 

thanks for any help

post #2 of 3

If it feels 10% stiffer to you, then the flex is now at 100.   Just like you said  'its just a number and the numbers are not uniform across different models and makers"  

 

if it feels 20% stiffer, then it is up to a 105/110 range.

 

 

post #3 of 3
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The things is I dont have enough experience with different boots to quantify this, so Im asking the experts here!

 

I was on new skis, new boots and had only 2 days on the old liners before trying the intuitions. This was about  my 10th day of skiing ever

 

As I came off the chair for the first turns it just felt "different" and required more pressure to turn. After a while of course it was "normal" and despite some ongoing foot numbness issues the boots never felt too stiff although I dont know if I could pick what a too stiff boot felt like!

 

 

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