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.
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.
"The Rivah" is back - with new owners, big plans, and a classically quaint town just down the road.
Not that it ever disappeared from skiers' minds, but years of benign neglect did take their toll on western Maine's Sunday River. One of the state's largest ski areas, Sunday River has long suffered from a lack of capital. Which explains why locals are thrilled by new owner Boyne USA's renewed dedication to snowmaking and grooming, the promise of new lifts and hints at expansion.