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Difference between flex index of 70 and 80? (salomon)

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Bootfitter suggested the Salomon Rush for my foot - tried on the 7.0 and loved the feel. However, I apparently need a stiff boot because I have anxle/dorsiflexion of 0 (serioulsy, I can get my toes off the ground and that's it). Any of you (or wife, girlfriend, etc. ski in the 7.0 and can give me a sense of the stiffness? Salomon only makes it up to a 9.0 so I'm thinking 7.0 can't be that soft right?

thanks!
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I dunno..this isn't in my range of boot, but 70 sounds awfully soft to me. [Edit] This is the the higher-volume shell that I think is close to X-Wave which goes up to 10 in men's. You didn't mention height and weight and skill..but w/o anything to go on I'd say this doesn't sound like a boot that will keep up w/ you for very long.
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The Rush boots are this years Waves. There is a difference in fit (via liner) as you go up the scale from 7.0-8.0-9.0. The higher the number, the more aggressive the fit esp. in the rear foot. Salomons are somewhat stiffer than average for each performance level and their flex index has no correlation at all to any other brand. FWIW: The Rush/Wave 9.0 is a pretty stiff boot for most recreational skiers.

SJ
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