Trying to get out of my baby booters at 60 flex- they are pretty much mush and give no support- however ive never park skied in anything stiffer
will i have alot more control with a stiffer boot?
What flex is your guy's ski boots?
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250rI hate soft boots, even in the park. I find stiff boots especially useful in park during the springtime. When it gets warmer your boots will not be as stiff, and you will want the extra control to drive through the choppy slush.
130 dalbello krypton pros for me. If they fit your foot I would highly recommend them. If they end up being too stiff you can still swap the tongues out. Or you could go with the 110 flex KR fusion and swap in the stiffer tongues when you want.
.otto.thanks for this- 130 flex is pretty big! do you not find them too stiff?
250rI do find them a bit stiff at times. I have tongues from the 110s that I use sometimes. How much you weigh will determine what flex you like. I only weigh 140 but am used to a stiffer boot so I'm right on the edge between a 110 and a 130.
.otto.i weigh 180
i race also and have a pair of fishcer rc4 that i think are 120s and those seem pretty damn stiff to me
SKRockiesI weigh between 180 and 190 and even when im charging a 110 flex is pretty good, its never felt too stiff but that being said i have felt it kinda give out once or twice but thats bound to happen hitting drops
onenerdykidI am of the opinion that you should be in the stiffest boot that you can still properly flex. For some people this might mean 80, for some this might mean 150.
Your ideal boot flex is ultimately determined by your weight, strength, technique, ankle flexibility, personal preference, and some extent your height. Your skier type does not factor into it. Bigger, stronger skiers need more support while smaller, less strong skiers need less support. And sometimes even smaller, less strong skiers need stiff boots because they are hitting huge features and the forces applied to the boot require the boot to be stiff in order to survive.
Here's a shot from Keefer at last season's Nine Knights in our Redster World Cup 130 (with foamed liners):
I post this picture not to say that people should ski in super stiff race boots, but rather that you should find the right thing for you and your feet, which more often than not will surprise you.
Rennis_DeynoldsI rock a seth morrison with an 8 flex in the park, not sure what the equivalent of a fulltilt 8 is but i'm assuming somewhere between 110-130
SKRockiesIve been told by a shop that an 8 is around 110 and a 10 is around 120-130 when i went to get fitted for them