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First new boots in a whileile while what flex should I be looking at

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Hey all.

 

I've been in the same boots for 4 seasons now and while they have been good to me, it's time to move on.   My current boots are really beginner boots with a soft 60 flex rating.   They are now packed out and way too soft.

 

I ski with a fairly aggressive fast style (very fast at times) and I am a big guy 6'3" 250.  Ski in the midwest.  Mostly on piste with some bumps and crud at times.

 

I was thinking about a 100 flex.   Thoughts?

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Hey all.

 

I've been in the same boots for 4 seasons now and while they have been good to me, it's time to move on.   My current boots are really beginner boots with a soft 60 flex rating.   They are now packed out and way too soft.

 

I ski with a fairly aggressive fast style (very fast at times) and I am a big guy 6'3" 250.  Ski in the midwest.  Mostly on piste with some bumps and crud at times.

 

I was thinking about a 100 flex.   Thoughts?

     Think about a 120/130 instead.    On this site, I have seen it recommended that a 100lb advanced skier should be in at least a 90 flex boot. Consider that at 2 to 3 'Gs" you are putting between 500 and 750 lbs inside your boots.

 

     Support is not support, unless it holds you up---- and maintains your COM just in front of the boot sole center---if you overload a softer boot you will have to compensate to make up for the boots short comings (read "sit back" here).

 

mike

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