I raced in highschool and in college (total of 8 years) and i've been rocking some super stiff race boots through the whole period. Now that i'm out of the gates, i'm in the market for something a little lot more comfortable, but able to hold up against some really aggressive skiing. I guess what i'm wondering is will a boot with a flex index of 100 or 110 be too soft for hard skiing on and off piste? I read about these 'freestyle' boots that supposedly absorb all the landing shock, but my first thinking is that they'll be too soft to really work a ski, and not angled forward enough for an aggressive stance. What do you guys think? Is a 100 (i've been looking at the lange fluid 100) going to treat me right?
College racer retired, looking for new boot
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depends: does the lange fluid 100 fit your foot shape right?
is it tight in the heel?
the shell fit is right?
even flex on the shin?
works for you with a footbed?
have enough range for upper cuff alingment?
fit with your thin socks?
any pressure points?
100 flex should be fine, but again you need to try the boots on, and see how they fit YOU