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ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE SI 130 for an intermediate/ experienced skier. I think I need some help?

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Long story short, last year I wanted to invest in a pair of ski boots, went to France and through some sort of language miscommunication I ended up with pair of Rossignal Experience 130's.

 

Needless to say when I started skiing I immediately found it a lot different to I was used to. I only really felt in control if I was going as fast as I possibly could, and attempting off-piste was pretty troublesome (turning was pretty much off the agenda).

 

Its my fault for not researching about ski boots before I left for the trip. But I guess dwelling on the past isn't going to help my current situation.

 

As an intermediate / advanced skier, probably more intermediate (I ski every year, for 1-3 weeks, which I have done for 15 years, mostly on piste but also some off piste - no jumps or park skiing). What would be your advice?

 

I'v found out this AM that the boot has 2 flex Adjust bolts on the back, I removed both of those and the boot feels much softer. Do you think that would be enough? Roughly what flex are the boot now?

 

Finally if it helps, I am about 6'2 and weight about 75kg - so quite tall and a bit skinny.

 

Your advice, is very much appreciated, I am a bit lost at the moment.

post #2 of 4

more than likely, there is some other issue that is giving you problems while skiing other than the flex. a 130 flex rossi experience flexes on the softer side of the scale. that said, if you are 6'2" and 75 kilos skiing that boot should normally not be a problem.

 

what would be more logical is that the boot is too large for you leg/foot. or there is positional problem that needs to be addressed related to your ramp angle, or forward lean, or how tightly you have the boot buckled to your lower leg, or lack of good support under your foot etc.

 

when well balanced and matched to your morphology, you could ski on a brick and still be able to control and steer your skis.

 

get in to see a boot fitter and have them assess you and your rossi boots.

 

jim

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I agree with Jim.  Benefits of soft boots are oversold and we sell that boot to many skiers of your skill and size.  Something else is going on unless you have learned to ski with tons of ankle flexion in which case some time with a good instructor maybe of benefit.  The boot should work fine for you if it is the right size.

 

Lou

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Thanks Jim, thanks Lou

 

Thats makes me feel much better about it. The boot does fit very well and it very comfortable. I'll take get the position checked, if not then perhaps its just my standard of skiing has slipped needs work.

 

Thanks again.

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