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130 or 120 Flex? (195 lb, all-mtn EC skier)

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Hi all –

I am a 195-pound, 6'3" level 9 all-mountain East Coast skier looking to replace my 1997 Salomon Racing (marked flex: 130) boots (with Intuition liners). The toe plates are very worn, and I feel like the toebox is still too narrow, despite some work.

I'm looking for input on selecting boot flex. The flex of these boots seems fine and I really like the precision of these boots, but I am wondering if a 120 flex might be a better choice.

What would I gain or lose by going to a slightly softer flex, and is this even advised? What are the general trade offs? At age 39, and my height and weight, would you all recommend sticking with a 130?

Thanks in advance for your help!

-G
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flex is a marketing number, and not a measurable thing.  yes 80 is softer then 130 but not all 120 are the same.

 

 

get the stiffer version, and you can make it softer if needed.  you can't make boots much stiffer.

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