Tried on Nordica Beast and liked the flex (120-110 Nordica scale) and fit in the shop. Have not tried on the Speedmachine, but assume the same last but a little stiffer (130-120 Nordica flex scale). Have been recommended to get the Speedmachine.
Users of these boots: Do you like the flex stiffness and/or have any recommendations?
Do these boots become significantly stiffer in the cold (the old GP boots used to turn to bricks)?
Can the Speedmachine flex be softened if neccessary?
I am looking for a boot to use with "new school" technique. More upright stance and hip angulation, not knee driving and excessive tip pressuring. With this, is flex as much an issue as it used to be? While boots seem to be getting softer in flex, lighter skiers seem to be using stiffer flexing boots (not flexing them as much as using them for support).