Also, can I take out the stock heel shim to get less forward lean?
Finally, where aside from the FT store can I buy the tongues?
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onenerdykidHere's the best breakdown:
#10 tongue = about a 140 traditional flex
#8 tongue = about a 125/130
#6 tongue = about a 100/110
#4 tongue = about 80
As someone earlier noted, the liners themselves add to the boot's overall stiffness too, so if you put a #10 tongue on a Classic, it won't be quite as stiff as an out of the box Seth boot because the liner of the Seth is way stiffer and firmer. Bear in mind that the whole point of FT's 3-piece design is to provide an unimpeded flex pattern, so a #10/140 tongue might feel softer only because it's actually flexing the way it should.
Big_Spenceyour "guess" was that an 8 flex tongue was about an 80? no. not even close. it's closer to a 110.
Seth's tongue (10) is close to a 130-140 i believe, not a 100.
DBack1321I cent believe no one has said this yet, so here it goes. There are no universal flex measurements between different lines of boots. Flex is only relative to that specific line of boot. I ski in Technica Mach1 130s. The 130 flex rating is only comparable to other boots in the Mach1 line. 130 is stiffer than the 120, the 120 is stiffer than the 110 yada yada yada you get the point. Outside of that line of boots, it means nothing. They could be softer, the same or stiffer flex wise than any other 130 boot on the market.
The only way to see what works for you, is to try them on. I've never even tried on FT so I can't tell you how they feel in comparison to other boots I've used.