Found a nordica hot rod 95 (last year's model on clearance) that is a touch soft but I can't find a hr 105. Is it possible to order the flex adjuster to stiffen it up into a 105 or is it dramatically more complicated than that?
Can you change a hot rod 95 into a 105?
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Moving up to custom foam liner or after market liner will stiffen the boot a bit. However if the boot is a touch soft in the store, remember at
"on the hill temperature" boot will also stiffen up a bit. Easy to make boot softer than flex rating. Very difficult to make soft boot stiff.
I'm 6'2 and about 215. Advanced not expert skier. I can squish that 95 like a marshmallow in the store. Do you think a 105 would be stiff enough for me for all mountain skiing out west?
The shell on this boot is virtually perfect for my foot but I find the speedmachines even though they have the same last are too stiff and hard to get into as I think the shell is made from a different material.
There are minor differences in the liners between similar models (HR 105 vs. SM 110 for example) but functionally, the fit is the same. Keep in mind though that the SM 130 is the highest model in the 100mm lineup and has the best liner that they put in this group of boots. There is no comparable HR model.
Lange, Salomon, Tecnica, for starters. Each has a different ~~100mm shape so each will have a differing feel depending on the match for your foot shape. The shock absorbing characteristics are primarily marketing anyway and have little tangible effect. Most companies have moved away from the rubbery zeppa (boot board). Don't worry about that, buy the one that fits the best.