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Should I be using stiffer boots?
Before we start, I know that boot stiffness is very arbitrary and varies between manufacturers!
But anyway, I bought some salomon quest pro 110's a year ago when I was still an intermediate skier. Fast forward and I've gone on 3 trips and have improved A LOT, and I would classify myself as an advanced aggressive skier now, who likes to mainly ski off-piste if possible.
Thing is I'm 6'2" weigh about 103 kg (225lb), but am physically very fit so should I be using a stiffer boot? I mean my 110 salomons feel pretty great but I don't know if my skiing could be a lot better with stiffer boots or not.
Any thoughts or similar experiences with trying different boot flexes?
Boots have absolutely no idea about your skier type, so leave that out of the discussion (for now). All they know is the force(s) that is acting upon it, which is based on your weight, your strength, your height, and your ankle's range of motion. So, assuming you have a decent range of motion in your ankle, a proper flex should be stiff enough to support your full weight but flexible enough to allow your knee to reach the same plane that your toes are at. If you are bellowing out the lower shell and turning it to mush, then you most likely should be in a stiffer flexing boot.
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