Originally Posted by tiefschnee
@Noodler, what made you switch and what what you recommend for mogul skiing?
I had toyed with the idea of a 2-piece and attempted a few times to switch over during the 30 years, but it wasn't until I put my foot into a Head racing boot that the light bulb finally went off. What I realized was that for my foot shape I needed a much lower instep. Although the Flexon design has that middle buckle over the instep/ankle area, I had never had quite the incredibly precise fit I had in the Head Raptor boots. The Head boots were much more "anatomical" and matched my feet perfectly - no punches required even after dropping down a shell size. Of course I did gain the realization that I could also drop down a boot size with the Flexon/Full Tilts and I also did just that. So I now have quite a collection of boots. I have about 16 sets of Flexon/Full Tilt shells (310mm, 301mm, and 293mm BSLs) and now two pairs of Head Raptors (293mm BSL, Raptor RS 130, Raptor B3 RD). So yeah, I actually have a boot quiver and I can't say that's a good thing. One of those areas I really need to get sorted out this season.
It's hard to deny that almost every World Cup bumper is in a Flexon/Full Tilt (there are a few exceptions). Interestingly enough though, I felt I could ski bumps just as well in a 130 flex boot and I had moved mostly to using the #10 flex on the Full Tilts. Having the nice even progressive flex is quite helpful in really big bumps, but you can definitely substitute skill for soft boots and soft skis when you're managing big bumps.