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Different Flex in L & R Boot?

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Have a fitter pull some of the plastic inserts out of the side and tongue areas of the boot and see if it helps. GMO did this with me last week and there was a pile of plastic pieces on the floor when they were done .... They could probably trim a bit to fine tune the flex but it sounds like an an alignment check would be first. Have you played with all of the adjustments on them? My boots were older L-10's but you probably have similiar adustments.
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I once was told the following advice from a ski coach. Never tried it. It may or may not apply to you depending on your biomechanical issue....

Most people have one stronger leg than the other. This is because of wiring (nerves). One leg is more coordinated so it is used more so it gets stronger.

One way to deal with the issue is to put a ski boot on the weaker leg when you are home watchnig TV. Stand on that leg and flex the boot 100 times. Do that every so often until you don't have a problem flexing your strong leg boot more than your weak leg boot. This exercise does two things, it strengthens your weak leg and it fatigues the boot so the flex better matches the strength in that leg.
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I had original alignment done at GMO in Stratton. 2 degree sole cant on right boot and cuff adjusted all the way out on both sides. I go in on Friday for bootfitting here in Seattle for new Lange 120s, so we'll see what they think about alignment with the new boots.

If new alignment doesn't resolve it, I'll try strengthening and flexing exercises.
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Different Flex in L & R Boot?

I have a harder time flexing my right boot due to biomechanical issues I'm trying to figure out how to adress (less range of motion in right ankle and hip). I feel like I would benefit with more flex in my right boot. Any issues with differing flex between boots?
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Funny you should mention GMOL. I was at GMOL with my wife getting her boots done a couple years ago. I was chatting with a ski coach who was there with one of his customers at the time. It was he who explained to me the exercise that I mentioned above.
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