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Boot stiffness and custom liners

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Apologies if this has already been addressed elsewhere in the forums. I did look through some of the threads for this info.

 

My question is: How important is the flex of the boot shell out of the box if I am going to put in custom liners? Intuition provides liners in different stiffnesses, and I'm not sure how much that can alter the overall stiffness of the boot.

 

I ask because I am trying to decide between the Lange RX LV 80 and Lange RX LV 100. I have a narrow foot and want a tighter fit so the 97mm LV fit is perfect. The LV are only offered in 80 and 100 flex. My old Lange's were 110 flex and I think they were on the stiff side for me, but I'm not sure how far down I should drop, and I wonder if it's pointless for me to belabor this point if I'm getting custom liners anyway. I can get the 80 flex Lange's about $100 cheaper than the 100s, so if it doesn't matter that much I'd just go with the 80s.

 

I'm a female, 5'4" and 112lbs. I spend most of my time on expert terrain and I like speed but I have a slight build so I wouldn't say I'm particularly powerful on my skis.

post #2 of 3

I'm not familiar with Lange flexes but 80 flex is from most companies pretty mushy and I generally wouldn't recommend it to an aggressive adult regardless of size.  I'd probably buy the stiffer and have it softened if necessary.  

 

Liner density is not the same as resistance to bending and no Intuition model will add much bending resistance to the system.

 

Lou

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Wow, thanks for the quick response Lou. I will just pay up for the 100flex. Thank you!

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