I have been told several different times from people that are knowledgeable and I trust, that when a skier has limted dorsiflexion, boot flex matters little and they are better off in very stiff boots. I have limited dorsiflexion (although better than none) and I ski in 130 flex race boots and they work great for me. Intuitively it makes perfect sense to me that if you can't flex a boot due to range of motion issues finding the "right flex" for that skier is pretty much a waste of time. My real question is why would stiff boots work better and does this rule of thumb hold up with limited rather than no dorsiflexion. Any comments that might shed light on this would be greatly appreciated.
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9/28/09 at 1:02pm