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Thread: Stiffest Flexon tongue
12-19-2006, 11:11 PM #1self proclaimed JONG!
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Stiffest Flexon tongue
Is there a stiffer tongue than the 'Racing Flex'?
If there is nothing stiffer, are there any tricks to stiffening the boots?
12-20-2006, 07:39 AM #2
add tnuts behind the side cuff screws so that they look like a Salomon Xwave 10 or falcon 19.
email me if you need a hand with this
or just order a ZC or ZI lange plug.....
12-20-2006, 08:06 AM #3
Oh and I think that the stiffest Flexon tongue is actualy a Krypton stiff tongue. Those things are BURLY.
12-20-2006, 08:59 AM #4
I have an extremely stiff tongue, I've been told they came off a plug boot from the mid 90's (by a bootfitter I showed them to). They were on a pair of boots I bought off ebay. They are very, very stiff....probably 3x to 4x stiffer than a standard "dual density" or racing flex toungue, when flexed by hand. Even with a thermoflex liner, the boot is probably in the ballpark of a 120 or 130 flex index, not soft at all, but still progressive and deep flexing. I had to put a large plastic shank on the top of mine to make them tall enough and prevent shin bang.
I've also got some more modern standard race tougues, solid yellow, that are probably about twice as stiff as the normal toungue. I think the Full Tilt top end boot is coming with a very similar toungue, from the looks of it.
If anybody knows anything about a plug version of the flexon, please let me know....I want a pair.
Last edited by Damian Sanders; 12-20-2006 at 09:02 AM.
12-20-2006, 09:26 AM #5
11-13-2007, 12:40 PM #6
sooo, i got the camo full tilt tongue, was thinking that this was the softer tongue and was about to order the next stiffest one, but the literature on the website makes it sound as though the camo is the stiffest tongue alongside the yellow/black. can someone shed some light on this? camo just feels a touch soft for me, but then again it was 40 degrees on the hill...
i like the tnut idea, may wait til it gets colder, see what happens..
11-13-2007, 12:48 PM #7
11-13-2007, 01:07 PM #8King of the Tilt
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Hmmm where do you see the tounges on the site? Do you just have to call and order? There are no pics or choices on the site under accessories for the tounges.
Would love to get some to mod my G-Rides.
Any help is appreciated.
I wish i could be like SkiFishBum
11-13-2007, 01:16 PM #9
11-13-2007, 01:21 PM #10
i checked out the tongues by looking at each boot model, it is not too clear which is the stiffest, the site makes it sound like the BB pro and camo have the same flex. i'm not much of a fan of the camo either, was hoping to get a black or yellow that was stiffer. i have some of the flexon silver tongues in my possesion, they feel like the exact same flex as the camo.
I saw Seth skiing in the yellow/black the other day, which had me guessing it was the stiffest tongue considering the 50 degree temperature at loveland. I noticed a pretty big difference flex-wise when at A-basin last week when the temp was 10 degrees cooler, so maybe the camo will work out. also, Larry sort of thinks (so i hear) the camo is the stiffest, and he's usually right, at least, about ski boot stuff.
Last edited by wb.miller; 11-13-2007 at 01:51 PM.
11-13-2007, 01:38 PM #11
I don't know what to say about that. The word I got directly from Full Tilt was "The silver toungue should be the stiffest tongue that we have."
11-13-2007, 01:47 PM #12
I was under the impression that the flex 9 tongue was the stiffest, and that is was bright orange. Also, online it says that the BBpro and camo tongues were only a flex 6 on the ten scale, so who the fuck really knowsThree fundamentals of every extreme skier, total disregard for personal saftey, amphetamines, and lots and lots of malt liquor......-jack handy
11-13-2007, 01:50 PM #13
11-13-2007, 02:01 PM #14
I have the yellow and red "racing" and holy shit they are stiff.
11-13-2007, 02:09 PM #15
This is hilarious. I just got off the phone with the dealer who I'm getting the tongues from. ( http://www.untracked.com/ ) The guy said essentially: FT first told me they were orange, then they changed to silver, and I just ordered them and it says that the tongues are orange.
So I have no idea what color they'll be, but they are supposed to be the stiffest.
11-13-2007, 02:18 PM #16
did untracked.com give you an estimate on when you would get them? My local shop can't promise me them by the time I leave for utahThree fundamentals of every extreme skier, total disregard for personal saftey, amphetamines, and lots and lots of malt liquor......-jack handy
11-13-2007, 02:27 PM #17
I heard next week, but you never know. I assume that you're going home for T-day? If my 'rents lived in Utah I'd be home so often that they'd get sick of me!
11-13-2007, 02:48 PM #18
I don't care about thanksgiving, its the month I have for christmas that worries meThree fundamentals of every extreme skier, total disregard for personal saftey, amphetamines, and lots and lots of malt liquor......-jack handy
11-13-2007, 02:57 PM #19
11-16-2007, 10:28 AM #20
I just got the flex #9 "pro stiff" boot tongues. They are orange. At first glance they do indeed appear to be 50% stiffer than the yellow/black dual density tongues. I think that they will be perfect. I'm so stoked to install these things!
11-17-2007, 12:50 PM #21
I know this thread started a while ago, but here's the current info from the Full Tilt website:
PRODUCTION MODEL TONGUES
Flex Index Stiffness Color Injection
Konflict 6 firm White / Black (graphic print) double
Camo 6 firm White / Black (camo print) double
Bumble Bee Pro 6 firm Yellow / Black double
Bumble Bee 4 medium Yellow single
FT Lady 4 medium Blue single
Model A 2 soft Black single
Flex Index Stiffness Color Injection
Pro Athlete 9 stiff Orange single
Black 8 stiff Black single
Camo 4 medium White (camo print) single
Silver 1 soft Silver single
Flex Index 10 = StiffestDo you by chance happen to own a large, yellowish, very flat cat?
02-06-2009, 02:49 PM #22
I'm looking for some stiffer tongues for my Krypton Pros and I heard that FTs fit the KPs. Anyone know if this is true? And, I looked at untracked and saw they had the flex 9 orange but only for 8 and larger, does anyone know where I can find one to fit a 7.5 (25.5)?
okbyeTELL YOUR BOOBS TO QUIT STARING AT MY EYES!!!1!
Here, I'll help you out:
02-06-2009, 02:56 PM #23
Kryptons will not fit FT boots
I have stiff tongues avail for all FT sizes
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