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Should i upgrade to a higher flex boot?

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Hi all :)

 

For the last 4 years i have been using Nordica sport machine 10 boots (flex 65-75). When i first got these boots i was 14 and told that i should not get high flex boots since my bones were still developing. I was also a beginner/ intermediate skier at the time, however now I would class myself as a solid advanced skier. I was wondering whether these boots would be holding me back at all and whether i should invest in some higher flex boots? They seem to fit well without any pain however they can make my skis feel quite unstable at high speeds or on icy sections. I spend most of my time skiing on piste carving but i also like to venture off piste. I weigh ~65kg with an athletic build. Any advice would be greatly appreciated :) Adam x

post #2 of 4

sounds like a 100 ish flex might help for your current size and ability

 

also the skis unstable, also might be the boots being to big for you.   Notice any delay between warning to turn and the skis changing direction?

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Thanks for the reply :) They only issue i have with the fit of my current boots is that the heel does not feel locked in unless i have the straps on the tightest setting but the length and width throughout the rest of the boot is fine. I haven't noticed a delay in initiating the turns but i guess i haven't really thought about that during skiing. I understand that the fit is extremely important but how much difference will a stiffer boot make compared to my current boots? 

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