-peteduncan-Hey team, so I am sort of the market for new boots. Ive had the FT Tom Wallischs for the last two seasons and they have been fine. No issues with toe or shin bang. However, I tried on some Nordica Aces and I really liked how they fit. The only flex that my shop has are the 3 stars which are a 130. Im 5'9" and about 135-140 pound. I am a good park skier and Im a good all mountain skier as well. I hit jumps and rails pretty evenly and I like to butter/press. Would the 130 flex be fine? They feel great but Im not sure what would be better. Let me know what you guys think I should do!
I am always of fan of being in the stiffest boot that you can still properly flex
. This last part is crucial- no point being in a stiff boot that you cannot flex as it will just force you into the back seat (especially in an already super upright boot like the 3 Star).
Stiff boots can easily be softened to your exact needs, whereas stiffening boots (while possible) is a bigger and less tune-able jump.
When you were in the boot, could you flex the boot forward enough so your knee was over your toes? And do you think you could still do this at -10° when the plastic is much stiffer?