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Softening Solomon Xmax 120

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I've put about 30 days on my Solomon Xmax 120 boots this year, and they're great. Recently there has been a ton of powder where I live, and I'm wondering about softening them up a bit (shins getting pretty banged around in the soft snow). There are two screws on the back, and I've heard that I should take out the top one for 5% less stiffness, and the bottom for 10%. Is that correct? Also, if I wanted the 10% less, I take out he bottom, but put the top back in, is that correct? Dumb questions, I know. Thanks.

post #2 of 6

yes,

yes

 

you are correct.   Try that and see if it helps.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Great, thanks for the help. Just curious, but is there any other way to soften them more on my own? or is that the extent of it.

post #4 of 6

yes,  but that is the simplest, not permanent, and recommended way.

post #5 of 6

Putting the top back with the bottom out will not make a substantial if any change in flex.  Take out the top or take out both.  But many fitters and companys recommend against taking out both because disconnecting the cuff from the lower entirely makes the boot kind of mushy and lifeless.

 

Lou

post #6 of 6

the permanent way is to dis-mount the cuff of the boot, and remove material from around the saddle cuts at the sides of the shell, needs to be done by a competent boot fitter as the whole job needs to be ground smooth with no over cuts and the shell reassembled  

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