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flex rating on the Technica Icon DP boot?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

in my ongoing effort to improve my skiing, i found this video...-   http://skiherenow.blogspot.com/p/chapters-1-to-6_27.html

 

the section where he stood in front of a chair and demonstrated how boots that are too stiff force you into the back seat - well, that got me wondering if my boots (10 years old) are too stiff for me?   I understand flex ratings are non standard, but is is a start.

 

Not sure if relevant, but standing in boots and skiis, I can not bend my knees to pick up a pole or glove.   Tried the Technica site but got no answer from customer/technical support.   Any one familiar with these boots?

 

 

 

 

Len

post #2 of 7

if you remove the liner, and try to pick something up, can you?   (you might not have the ankle range of motion anyways, so the boots flex may not be the limiting factor.

 

I woudl think that boot is a 110+ flex.

post #3 of 7

This guy again.  Stay far away.  

 

Boots that are too stiff may knock you occasionally into the back seat but won't keep you there.  It is not correct that you should be skiing with your ankles flexed hard to constantly bend your boots.

 

If you are constantly in the back seat I would look at binding position, boot ramp and binding delta.

 

Lou

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Mntlion, I left the boots in the patrol room, will try that this weekend.  not sure how to tell if I have good range of ankle motion.  

 

Lou, thanks for the feedback.  been thinking of changing the binding location, Kentucky doesn't have a lot of expertise in this.

 

Len

post #5 of 7

Don't know what ski you are using but if it is a system binding, is there the opportunity to experiment with location?
 

Lou

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
not on current ski, but have an older pair I could try this on. Just going to guess and move them 2 cm forward. Keep thinking I should take a trip to Superior in Snowbird as I think they are the only shop in the US using the campbell blancer.
post #7 of 7

Campbell balancer is not so applicable anymore with rockered skis, but Steve is very knowledgeable.

 

Move bindings 1 cm at a time not two.  But what you learn won't be applicable to your current ski unless they are identical.

 

Lou

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