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Boot Flex Ratings

Boot Flex Ratings
Flex Ratings
What the Numbers Mean

Manufacturer flex ratings are not exact, industry-standardized values. Nor can this guide be an exact assessment of them, but it should give you an idea of the relationship among flexes. In the end, you’ll do your own flex tests, remembering that in a warm ski shop you should be able to squat downward, flexing the boot forward without being thrust too far to the rear.

Flex ratings, from stiffest to softest:

150–140 Ridiculously stiff. For elite male racers. 

A Slalom Occasion

Travel

Tradition flows as thick as the maple syrup at Mount Mansfield Ski Club's annual Sugar Slalom.

Junior Skis: Race

Gear

A performance ski that can handle both GS and slalom. Here are our picks for the best race skis for juniors.

Closest Race Goes to Schlopy and Puckett

Features

Erik Schlopy came out of No. 31 start Saturday to deadlock Puckett for the win in theclosest race in U.S. championships history. Defending champion Daron Rahlves was third just .01 back.

Oregon Summer Ski Camps 2000 Part 1

Advice

Oregon hosts ski camps for some of the most competitive racers, but there's more to most of these programs than on-slope instruction and training.

Mahre Training Centers and Learn-to-Ski Weekends at Keystone

Instruction

Keystone Resort offers two great programs to help skiers learn to ski better: The Mahre Training Center and the new Learn-to-Ski package.

Keystone Resort Announces First Freeride Frenzy

News

Keystone Resort kicks the summer into high gear with a mountain cross challenge Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20.

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