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Race boot for lightweight teen

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My newly 14 year old son is now a U16. Since last season he has become a young man, grown close to 6 inches, but still slim. He is almost 5'6" but just under 100 lbs with a man size foot, 9.5 US shoe. His last boots were Tecnica 60 flex 24.5. I do not believe in overly stiff boots for anyone, especially kids, so my initial thought is one of the race boots geared towards LW teens in a 90 flex. I believe the usual players in the race boot market each make a boot like this. Are we on the right path?

Thanks for your insight on this.

Now to find a shop that carries a selection of this type of boot...
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I think you are asking about flex and yes everybody makes one, but I don't think anyone his age can be competitive in a 90 flex boot. 90 flex boots are jr. boot.  The cuff is low and the plastic not stiff and often with a low quality liner.  The design does not promote powerful edging and at this point although he is not heavy he is probably starting to ski with technique that is building speed through the turn that requires solid edging and this simply is not available from a 90 flex boot.  Why not move him stiffer and if it is too stiff let the coaches decide.  the boot can be softened forward and still have stiffness laterally that he can probably use now.

 

Lou

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