Reflex Shell Compatability

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Joey McNamara

Reflex 400 Release and earlier compatibility help and support.  The 400 Series is the Yellow Release produced prior to 2010.  The 500 or 750 release is the gray release with black powder-coated.  Earlier models of the 500 series used (4) right angled brackets.  Later models use the 500 series blocks.

Reflex Heat Molding Instructions

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Joey McNamara

1.  Pre-heat oven to 212 degrees F (100 degrees Celcius)
CAUTION - Do not heat above 212F or 100C.  Be certain that your oven is accurate.

2.  Place liner in pre-heated oven for 5 minutes.

3.  Place two athletic socks over your foot.  The socks provide additional space and protection from the heat during the molding cycle. 

4.  Once the liner has been heated, using gloves, remove the liner from the oven.  

5.  Slip your foot into the heated liner and pull completely over your foot.

6.  Quickly place your foot into the hardshell binding. Buckle your binding so that it is just snug.  Do not over-tighten the buckles during the molding cycle.

7.  Stand-up and allow the liner to cool for 5 minutes.

8.  Remove foot and repeat steps if needed.  Liners can be reformed at any time. 

Reflex Thick Liner vs Thin Liner

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Joey McNamara

What is the difference between Thick and Thin Liners?

The two liners are designed especially for water skiing’s wet conditions and are heat-moldable for a personalized fit.

Thin Liner

The Reflex thin liner is designed to optimized the stiffness between the foot and the shell.  That’s why it is the favorite of top level skiers. The skiers with larger feet will also prefer the thin liners because they will feel less compressed.

Thick Liner

The thick liner has been designed for thin feet. This liner focuses on comfort  with thick pads at the buckle and and Achilles tendon locations.  The thick liner is especially recommended for ladies and juniors.

Reflex Slalom (White) Shell vs. Black Shell

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Joey McNamara

What is the difference between White and Black Shells?

The base of both shells are the same with high stiffness.

Reflex White Hardshell

The white upper cuff has more torsion flexibility to release the leg above the ankle providing greater accuracy and comfort.  Also, the white cuff allows the skier to move more on the rear before the wake.  A flexion brake made out of webbing strap limits the forward flexion and allows the skier to have more power on the tip of the ski.

Reflex Black Hardshell

The black cuff material is  stiffer but  its geometry allows to the skier to flex forward as he needs but there is a limitation of the backward flexion. The black cuff is mainly used by trick skiers but it has also been used successfully in slalom.  There is no flexion brake strap that’s why it is less expensive than the White Hardshell.

Reflex Sizing

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Joey McNamara

Official Reflex Sizing Chart

Foot Length INCH Hardshell Size Heat Moldable Thick and Thin Liners
 9.1  4  S
 9.4  4  S
 9.8  6  M
 10  6  M
 10.2  6  M
 10.6  8  L
 10.8  8  L
 11  10  XL
 11.2  10  XL
11.4  12  XXL
11.8  12  XXL


If you are in between sizes, we would recommend rounding up and selecting either the thick liner or sizing down in the thin liner.

For example, if you're foot is between a size 6 shell with a medium liner and 8 shell with a large liner, you could either go with the thick liner (size large) in the size 8 shell or go with the thin liner (size medium) and stay with the size 8 shell. If you have any further questions, contact us.

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