I have two flex questions.
My daughter just turned 11, weighs about 70 lbs and is 4'8" tall. This is her third season and she gets around 15-20 days, mainly in Michigan. Last year she was able to carve turns on blues and did okay on blacks, but I expect her to really make some progress this year on skiing dynamically. We need to replace a pair of Dalbello Gaia 3s that she has outgrown and she will be in a 24.5 mondo (that is my wife's size and their feet are now the same size ). I'm trying to pick a good flex for her, which is why I am here. I found a par of Rossignol Trixie's that are new but the 2009 version. They claim to have a flex of 45 or 55 depending on a lever on the back of the boot. Does this sound like a good flex or could she go 60 -70?
On to me. I grew up skiing and racing, but moved south and pretty much gave it up for 20 years. Since moving back north, this will be my fourth season back. I would consider myself an expert skier. I do trees, steeps, bumps, etc. I also finally got the two foot skiing method last year, which makes my favorite thing to do even better. Right now my quiver is a set of Rossi SL World Cups for Michigan, Blizzard Titan Cronus for all mountain, and I just got some Gotomas over the summer for my trips out west. I bought a pair of Atomic Hawx 100 a couple of years ago when I was just getting back into the game. I am 6'2" and 220 lbs. I really don't feel like I'm overpowering the boot, but then again I have never tried something like a 120-130. It also seems a bit less relevant since most everything is lateral now with the new ski designs. Curious to see if I should step up my flex.
Thanks in advance.