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Hey Guys,

 

I have my Fischer Vuse 9, equal to a 90 flex. Being a heavier guy, 5'5 at 200, I went with a heavier flex which the guy at REI suggested, then found these online.  On a magic carpet, I'm an intermediate level skier, doing parabolic parallel turns straight into the carve, however on the snow, I couldn't find a single edge to save my life, even the snowplow turns which I learned to edge in like my second lesson of like 20. My Fischer's have served me wonderfully on the carpet. 

 

I have wide feet, so rental boot are more than likely, not going to work for me, I'm a 25.5 and my Fishers are a 105/106 last I believe, a comfortable fit. Rossi 80 alias 104 felt a bit tight on my toes. 

 

Should I consider finding a softer boot until I carve the skis on the snow?  I don't have access to any bootfitters in my immediate area, so you guys are my source. There are guys that can mold, but no actual fitters that I've been able to find. I live in San Diego. 

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http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

read through the above article and perform a "shell check" on the boots you now have to determine if they fit correctly.

 

If they turn out to be too big according the that check---they are too big.

 

mike

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My question isn't so much do they fit right. I've determined they do. My question is could they be too stiff for me when on snow.
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My question isn't so much do they fit right. I've determined they do. My question is could they be too stiff for me when on snow.

you mentioned you had used heat packs in your boots---if there is enough room for you to put a heat pack in there---I would question whether

 

they were the right size---too large a boot will get you in the back seat, the boot will then seem to stiff---at 200 lbs a 90 flex boot would be

 

too soft.

 

Your problem seems to be related to a fore/aft balance issue, something a balance specialist (boot fitter) can resolve.

 

mike

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Haven't tried heat packs yet. But I have the ones that can be heated to mold by Fischer.

I hadn't thought about them not being stiff enough. No wonder when I emailed Footloose in Mammoth just to get an idea before I went, which I didn't end up doing since the trip cost more than expected, they were telling me to look in the 100s. With my weight and building, I'm a muscular 200, that is entirely possible. I'm going to call Claude in LA when I get a chance to make a trip up.
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Sorry Scott,--- the heat pack comment was in someone else's  question on here, my bad.

 

mike

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So what flex, generally speaking, would you recommend for someone my height/weight/build? Anything I've seen over 100 is considered an advanced boot as far as I know, although I have read schools of thought that those categories really don't exist. 5'5 200 lbs, stocky build, muscular legs.
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Originally Posted by scott112 View Post

So what flex, generally speaking, would you recommend for someone my height/weight/build? Anything I've seen over 100 is considered an advanced boot as far as I know, although I have read schools of thought that those categories really don't exist. 5'5 200 lbs, stocky build, muscular legs.

 

I need more info to make a suggestion.

 

Have someone take a pic of you standing in your boots from the side---line up your boot toes.  Post the pic asap.

 

mike

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