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Problem with boot flex

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Hi, last january a bought a pair of Nordicas Hot Rod 9.5 (Flex 95) which I used for about 10 days with no problem.  Now, I am about 20 lbs heavier, and the flex seems a bit soft feor me.  I cannot buy another pair of boots so I want to know if there is any way of stiffening them.

 

Thanks

 

Rubinio

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Rubinio,

 

You could try having the upper shell bolted to the lower clog at the back---this is done in almost all higher level boots.  This will override the "Hard/soft" adjustment and take out all the slop in the upper shell---it may also make the boot a little stiffer.  Other than that the only way to stiffen them up more is, replace them.frown.gif

 

If you weigh over 165lbs. this is too soft a boot for you. 

 

mike

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One quick easy method is to change your buckling/strapping method.  Most people buckle their boots up then wrap the power strap around the outside of the shell and snug it up.  Instead, try this method: before buckling your top two buckles, wrap the power strap around just the liner and tongue, snuggly and push the strap as low as possible, then wrap the upper cuff flaps over the top of the power strap insuring that the medial side "D" ring is inside the plastic cuff, and buckle the top two buckles snuggly.

 

This method is used by many top pros and not only reduces fore/aft slop between the lower leg and boot top, it also stiffens the initial flex of the boot and offers a bit more control early in the flex range or at the top of the turns.

 

This costs nothing to try and makes a noticeable difference.  If you desire more stiffness, then it is time to look at a higher performance model.

 

good luck.

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