I don't know if there's an easy answer to my question but I'm hoping for some guidance.
I'm getting back into the sport and need to buy boots in order to ski this year. My concern is that I'm in the process of losing weight (10 lbs gone, 25 lbs to go) and I'm concerned that the boot flex I get now will be too much once I hit my target weight of 175 lbs. I want a pair of Fischer Vacuum boots, assuming the bootfitter recommends them for my feet. Given that they're expected to be in short supply I want to get a pair as soon as my local shop gets them. I don't think waiting until I get closer to my target weight is a realistic option if I want the Vacuums.
I'm 5'-4" and ...ahem...200 lbs (weightlifter who now has all the extra weight around my middle). Sorry, my ego can't take typing those stats without a comment. Anyway, I skied 20 years before taking a break for the last 10. If I had to guess I'm a level 7 skier with good technique unless I'm in moguls or really steep terrain, which doesn't happen all that much here in the east. Will occasionally ski fast on groomed trails but not 'racer' fast.
If 110 is the right flex for me at 200 lbs will it be a disaster at 175 lbs?
As someone whose weakness is falling into the backseat is it better to go conservative with the flex and possibly another brand seeing as the lowest Vacuum is 110?
If this could really impact my happiness with the boot do you recommend skipping the Vacuum and waiting until I get closer to my target weight?
I hope you guys can give even a little advice on this. I'm not one to change equipment often so I'll have to live with this decision for a while.