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Do not get boots which are too stiff. This is the most common fault that young racers make when they purchase new boots. The boot may flex a little in the store, but outside when the temperature is well below zero, if the boot is too stiff.
Flex Ratings skis.com
|Ability Level||Flex||Men's Flex Rating||Women's Flex Rating||Kid's Flex Rating|
|Beginner||Soft||50 - 70||40 - 60||30 - 50|
|Intermediate||Medium||70 - 90||60 - 70||30 - 50|
|Adv. Intermediate||Medium or Stiff||80 - 100||70 - 80||40 - 60|
|Advanced||Stiff||90 - 110||80 - 90||60 - 70|
|Expert||Stiff or Very Stiff||100 - 130||90 - 110||70 - 90|
See also: REI How to Size Ski Boots
Boot Binding Systems
North Tahoe <Google Rating> [#]/ Yelp
Elite feet Northstar 4.6/ 5  (530) 562-8922
& Squaw Creek (530) 581-6636
Olympic Boot Works, Squaw Valley Rd. 4.9  / 4.5  530-581-0747
Willard's Tahoe City (530) 583-3356
Ski Boot Reviews - Ski Mag
High performance: Fisher RC4 Podium GT, Lang RS, Head Raptor RS, Solomon S/Max, Nordica ProMachine, Atomic Redster Club Sport
Comfort: Nordica SpeedMachine (best) $600, Dalbello Panterra, Rossignol AllSpeed Pro,
The Best Ski Boots | GearLab
Atomic Hawx Prime 120 S $600 (Editors Choice) lighter skiers should get less stiffness
Lang RX 120 intermediate/advanced, medium volume
Some ones recommended to me:
Dalbello Panterra 100 GS MS $549 (my new boots - Don't irritate my hot spots)
Women's boots are designed to allow for a slight knock-knee position, and men's allow for slight-bow-legged.
This can be corrected buy either
1. Putting a wedge shaped plate (cant) under the binding. Or
2. A cuff adjustment on boots with this feature.
Remove the footbed from the liner, and drop it into the empty boot shell. Have the athlete step into the shells and lightly close the upper buckles to approximately the same settings used when liners are in. No need to do up the power or Booster strap. Adjust the width of the athlete’s stance using the same method as when performing a traditional alignment analysis or drill. With ankles slightly bent and the leg shaft floating inside cuff, visually inspect for consistent spacing around the leg as it corresponds to the cuff. Hopefully, there are equal gaps in all areas. But, you may find that one side of the leg is much closer to one cuff wall than the other, indicating our earlier terms “bow-legged” or “knock-kneed”.
Your Straight/Forward Guide To Boot Cuff Alignment - Skiracing.com
You can get cant strips for under the binding from 0.5° to 4°
Most boot adjustments only go up to 1 or 2°
Canting Dalbello Panterra 100 The Dalbello Panterra canting adjustment provides 1° of adjustment.