Can someone tell me if the 2014 Redster Pro 130 is heat moldable? Roger
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has anyone in the Redster club got experience reducing flex by dropping a bolt on cold days?
I checked the tech manual - but it only covered cutting cheeks - I just want to be able to back it off a bit on cold days!
I'll try it myself in due course - but your trial and error might save me frustration :)
I cut them down with a ~ 3/4inch "U" cut in the lower shell. Definitely improved them. I could ski them OK before but they were too much ON/OFF to be effective. Meant on a GS ski I couldn't modulate them the same and on a slalom locked you in fore/aft too much. Now they are much better, more progressive and better able to pressure the cuff. Still need some fine tuning so still racing on my older RTs at the moment.
Other thing i noticed is they are MUCH more temperature sensitive stiffness wise than the previous boot. Also seem to be a bit wider than the RT in the forefoot although both nominally 95mm
The starthaus guys have a great video on boot softening on YouTube showing how to soften boots, its a good tutorial that can save you $50-100.
Thanks for the replies above & hats off to the Starthaus guys for making the video!
I try (!) not to think about gear so much (for at least 1 season after I buy something at least) -
Something is niggling me - I just can't decide if it's flex or lean, or fitness (more likely) or something..
Definitely enjoy aspects of the performance and feel - I just remember feeling a bit more poised all round (nostalgia perhaps :) )
So I have comparisons on my mind.. Anyone moved betwixt Redster to Lange RX/RS this year or last?
Experience for the lean feel and (perhaps lower 110, 120) flexes I'm curious about - any feedback appreciated!
(77kg 178cm male in the 14 Pro, don't race, Laser SX and Head Titan mainly piste fwiw)
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I've got about 12 days (if you can call some of them "days" with our limited NE terrain) on my new closeout 2013-2014 Redster Pro 130s 98 last. I had our local independent bootfitter do sole planing and alignment. He also added lift on the front of the soles. I did not have any grinding or punching done (I've always needed it in the past) I replaced the stock power straps with the expert Booster straps and reused my custom orthotics. My old boots were Atomic CS 140s I had softened.
I was not sure if the boots would be too stiff. These have the interchangeable below zeppa stiffeners and other than the first day I've used the softest flexing piece. No problem getting pressure on the front of the skis and the edge to edge quickness is great-a big improvement over my old boots. Fit is excellent-I have wide feet with high arches and wider toebox works well for me. We'll see how well the liners hold up.
My stats: 63 years old, 5'10' 180lbs. I'm a beer league and Masters "hobby" racer. Very limited gate time so far, but the boots feel good in the limited courses I've been in and they feel great free skiing.