Another question that we are often asked in the Profeet Ski Lab is ‘why can’t I flex forward in my ski boots?’ Some people worry if they have bought the wrong ski boots.
However, there are often ways we can adapt a ski boot to soften the flex and help you get the flexion you need.
Manufacturers assign a (flex) number to each ski boot. As plastics vary greatly between different brands, what one brand calls a ‘120’ flex can feel very different to what another brand says is a ‘120’.
Someone with limited ankle flexion will benefit from being in a slightly stiffer boot: you will never be able to flex forwards into an optimum ski position, so a heel lift added to your boots will enable you to do this.
A skier that is very tall will have much more leverage to flex a boot than someone that is shorter, so often a taller skier will need a higher flex to compensate for this. Also the heavier the skier is, the more weight and stress they are putting on the plastics so a stiffer boot may be required to offer resistance.
Ski boot modifications
For more extreme cases it is worth visiting a professional ski boot modification service such as the Profeet Ski Lab.
They will be able to cut ‘V’ shapes into the plastic shell, remove plastic that offers resistance and significantly increase the flex.
Professional Ski Boot Fitting
The way to ensure you have the best fit possible is to go to a professional ski boot fitter such as the qualified ski technicians at Profeet.
The video below gives you more information about what you can expect from a ski boot fitting at Profeet. To book an appointment, please call us on 020 7736 0046.