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Lange 130 - vaying flex ?

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Me: 5'9", 165 lbs, level 9, 44 years old

 

I just completed a season (30 days) on my Lange 130 with Intuition liners & booster straps

 

Like most boots, the flex on warm spring days is considerably softer than the flex on cold mid-winter days.

 

I find theboot flex to be perfect for me when temps are above 40, but  a bit too stiff when temps are low.

 

I've never before altered my boots to soften them, but am curious if there's a way to vary the flex in a nonpermanent way so that they are a bit softer during the dead of winter, but not complete mush this time of year.

 

Thanks.

 

ps: I just came across this info in a 2011 thread from TGR - any additional comments or insight ?

 

to soften any of the RS/RX boots take the top spine screw out 6% softer, bottom one 12% softer, both 20% softer.
because the ankle rivet position is further back and higher than any of the previous generations of boots taking the spine bolts out shouldn't "kill the rebound and snap of the boot"


Edited by The Squeaky Wheel - 4/1/13 at 1:54pm
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HMMMMM!  Taking the spine rivet out definitely softens boots.  I won't argue about the rebound since it is so easy for you to experiment yourself.  The other thing you could do is replace the power strap with a booster strap.  It will slightly soften the boot and you can adjust the stiffness slightly by varying the strap tension.

 

Lou

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