I am one of those misfortunate people that CAN get into the plug boot of the correct size without bootfitter! I am also stuck in Chicago till the end of March and bootfitters here have different customer base who are not looking to buy plugs, therefore practical experience is scarce, plug boots are nonexistent in stock.
So my only choice is to learn as much as possible before I will come back to Colorado in late March and fit my boots, which will have to be ordered before hand as my size is 23.5 - not many shops have it.
I would like to clarify, I am not looking to fix my skiing with the boots. I am happy with my skiing, I just need the right boot to complement it. Would you please help me understand:
1. How it feels while you are skiing to have shorter flex?
2. I understand that skier could be falling forward to the knees due to excessive forward flex, but assuming skier is aligned in fore/aft plane, can too soft of a boot create effect of falling to the knees?
3. Is lateral flex is what is working when you flex the boot under 45 angle - foregonal?
4. Do you choose the flex of the boot by forward or lateral flex?
5. Is it possible and/or helpful to get stiffer forward flex and softer lateral flex?
Thank you very much! I need to get an understanding of how it works.
Edited by stroller - 1/4/11 at 9:15pm