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how to tell difference in flex of boot [question from Europe for wife]

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi

have been looking at ski boots and need to know the difference in flex. old boots are tecnica rival x7 but now looking at a boot with a fex of 75 will this be ok for all slopes in europe new boots will be tecnica magnum 75w

 

Mod Note: moved from wrong forum

post #2 of 9
The flex rating varies between manufacturers. The most important thing is the fit of the boot. However, depending on the terrain, your weight, ability level, etc. 75 is pretty soft. You need to provide a ton more info.
post #3 of 9
Why is this in The Bug Report?
post #4 of 9
Bugs, boots, bugs in boots? Maybe Siri misheard it?
post #5 of 9

*crickets*

post #6 of 9

Diagram,

 

Welcome epic!

 

In order to answer folks need to know skiing ability, terrain you ski, your size, age wouldn't hurt, gender etc.

 

a 75 flex for a 6' man that is a beginner would be rather soft.  The same flex for a much smaller person just starting out would probably be OK.  As Sibhusky stated, fit is most important.  If the fit isn't right, you'll have more problems than the right flex and it can even make a boot feel stiffer.

 

Ken

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi all. Sorry for lack of detail. The boots are for my wife she is slight of frame and is only 60kg. She had tecnica x7 for past few years. New boot is tecnica magnum 75w. She is a competent skier. We don't do a lot of hard skiing. Just the normal European slopes the odd black when it happens. The boots aee a fantastic fit so all good there. Thanks to all that have replied so far.
post #8 of 9

I assume by Euro slopes you are talking about on piste, in that case it sounds like the boots would work fine. Especially since they fit well.

post #9 of 9
They sound acceptable, but I'd be saying a little stiffer would be better, maybe 90, for carving on a groomed smoother firm surface. She'll be fine in the 75, but if the same boot is available that feels just as snug, I'd go slightly higher. If not, she'll be fine. Remember the boots will pack out, so she wants them suffocating her feet without causing pain at this point.
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