So for the first time I decided to buy skis (volklac30)/boots/poles instead of renting them as I usually did. Since I usually research before I make any decisions on anything I buy, I realized that if I want to have great time skiing, I need to be boot-fitted.
The 1st place that came to my mind is REI in soho NYC which opened up not so long ago. I called them up, asked them if they have a boot fitter, they claimed to have one and to REI I went. Long story short the boot fitter wasn't even a bootfitter, but a sales guy telling me the higher the price the more comfortable the boots are. I laughed in his face, tried a lot of boots and left. Pricing and selection is very decent, knwledge on the things they sell - not so much.
Next stop will be Paragon, and browsing this forum I also heard good things about Heinos in NJ, are they still around? I'll drive anywhere within the Tri-state area just to find a good variety of skis, decent prices and most importantly a knowledgeable boot fitter.
I am goinf to Hunter next week and want to make sure that all of my ski gear is dialed in. Any recommendations are much appreciated!!!