So after going to all the shops in LA (which isn't a lot), I was fit into a Tecnica Dragon 100, the only problem was it was slightly too soft flexing and they didn't have my size in a 110. So the shop told me that I should try and look for a Dragon 110 or Agent 110 elsewhere and bring it in to get adjusted. I found last year's Agent 110 online and purchased it. I took my boots into the shop that had done the fitting a few months earlier to have my skis and boots setup and adjusted.
I asked the guy at the shop to install my existing footbeds, heat mold my liners and adjust the cuff on my boot. He proceeded to heat up my liners (I later found out he used a heat-gun and singed my micro-fleece liner), put the footbeds in and told me to put the boots on walk around the shop for 10 minutes. The boots didn't feel as hot as I remember when I got my previous boots setup, but I did what he said and didn't question it too much. I then had to poke and prod to continue the setup and have them adjust the cuff to make sure I was in a neutral position. Instead of helping me do it and making suggestions, they told me how to do it myself and said just move it around until it feels right. I did so, but at this point I'm not confident that I got the proper boot setup that I was looking for. At no point did anyone ask me if I had any hot-spots, or if the boot was too tight in any area, or if my heel was slipping around, etc. Does any of this sound inadequate to any of the boot-fitters out there? I questioned the guy several times about making sure I was in a neutral position with the cuff adjustment and he just kept on insisting that the adjustment doesn't really do anything anyways and that if it felt good, than I was fine. I also asked about the fact that my soft, furry fleece liner was now slightly melted down on the top of the liner and was no longer soft and furry on the top edge. Again, he insisted that it didn't really matter as it wouldn't affect the performance and that's what happens when you heat mold synthetic material liners. I always thought liners should be heated with blown air or an over (never a heat gun!). My confidence with these guys is at an all time low. I've had decent service from them in the past and am not sure if I'm being ultra picky and OCD, or if these guys didn't set me up properly. Any insight would be highly appreciated... not sure what to do when I pick up my skis and boots from their servicing tomorrow!?