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Do higher flex Full Tilt tongues make a noticeable difference?
I just got some 2014 Drop Kicks (#6 flex tongue) and I'm wondering if people know from experience whether getting higher flex tongues makes a noticeable difference? I'm used to pretty soft boots as my old boots were beaten to shit and pretty soft to begin with but I'm wondering if I end up deciding I want them to be a bit stiffer whether getting a #8 or #10 tongue would be worthwhile. Thanks in advance for any serious responses.
First off, did you get them because they are Full Tilts or because you got fitted for them?
From what I understand and I have read, a #6 flex tongue is roughly equivalent to 90 - 100 traditional flex, the #8 tongue is around 120 - 130 flex and the number #10 tongue is 140+ flex. These are just rough estimates obviously and things such as the liner of the boot and design of the boot will effect how the boots flex feels.
What tongue you should used it based on your physical size, ability and ankle flexibility. Just try skiing in #6 tongue and if you feel you need a stiffer tongue then go up to #8. I doubt that you would want to go any higher than 8 unless you are charging super hard.
Yes. 8 or 10 flexes will be stiffer and you will feel it. thanks!
8 or 10 is smart cuz your are actually getting enough strength in the tongue to support a grown man instead of a small child that is the 5 or 6.
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