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Adjusting Flex of Lange Boots

post #1 of 4
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This is a cross post from the General ski forum. I figured I should ask the pros also.

I have a pair of Lange Freeride Comp 120's. I'd like to soften the flex. They have 2 screw on the back of the boot, one above the other.

I know they can be removed to soften the boot, and I know removing both will make them softer.

Is there any adjustablility, by just loosening the screws? They both have locktite on them so they shouldn't move if they were looser. I just wanted to know if this is recommended. Its hard for me to tell how much affect any of this has, since my boots stiffen up so much when cold.

Thanks,
Gary
post #2 of 4
taking one bolt out [the top one] will reduce the flex by a small amount, taking both out will make the boot quite a bit softer but it will dramatically affect the rebound of the boot, the only way to solve that is to add a booster strap. loosening the bolts could cause them to sheer off or to damage the boot with the movement in the shell. the professional way to soften the boot is to either remove a small amount of material from the lower end of the strap of the clip above the ankle or to remove the cuff of the boot and cut down the V slots at the SIDES of the clog, this reduces the resistance of the clog flexing

good luck
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Originally Posted by CEM View Post
taking one bolt out [the top one] will reduce the flex by a small amount, taking both out will make the boot quite a bit softer but it will dramatically affect the rebound of the boot, the only way to solve that is to add a booster strap. loosening the bolts could cause them to sheer off or to damage the boot with the movement in the shell. the professional way to soften the boot is to either remove a small amount of material from the lower end of the strap of the clip above the ankle or to remove the cuff of the boot and cut down the V slots at the SIDES of the clog, this reduces the resistance of the clog flexing

good luck
I do have the Booster Strap. That was why I need to soften the boot. I use the Booster under the 2 upper cuffs, against the tongue. If I keep the upper buckles as loose as I'd like the Booster gets pushed up by the cuffs and works its way out. In order to keep everything in place I have to tighten the upper buckles, then I can't flex the boots as much as I'd like.

So i figured if I can soften the boots by removing one or two screws, I could keep the buckles tighter.

Thanks,
Gary
post #4 of 4
gary, go for it, the booster will help with the rebound, you can always put them back in if you don't like the result [one of the great things about reversible modifications]
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