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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. 

This Weekend: 2008 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo

DENVER, CO - Oct. 2, 2008 - The best bargains on last year's equipment, the hottest styles for this year, the last chance to get early season lift ticket prices, explosive entertainment, intense competitions, and plenty of giveaways are the key ingredients at the 17th Annual COLORADO SKI & SNOWBOARD EXPO Nov. 7-9, 2008.

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Find everything from the September issue here: 2009 Buyers Guide, Tahoe Weekends, Deep Aspen, Charms of Woodstock, and more.

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