Hi Boot Guys/Gals
I bought new boots based on fit/features, as they were the narrowest all-mountain boots I could find with rubber non-slip soles for boot-packing and generally safer non-skid walking around (without cat-tracks).
This Rossignol Experience Sensor 130
is my new boot:
My concern is that I am expecting them to be a little stiff for me in forward flex for all terrain skiing, and I'll probably want to soften them a bit. I would probably try removing one or both rear rivets/bolts if that makes sense. Is it more advisable to remove only one, and if so which one (upper or lower)?
My current boot is the Rossi B-Squad Composite 120, and it's slightly stiff for me when bump skiing - I'm 170 pounds, 5' 10". It's packed out for the third time now due to starting wider than optimal, and I've used boot-board bontex shims and stick-on pads from Terry (Slidewright) already. Shell fit (no liner) is 1.5 fingers (3/4") space, but the cushy liner packs out further and further every 30-40 days. I had the same exact issue with my previous Nordica Speedmachine 110 packing out several times due to starting new too wide for me and having a pretty cushy liner, but the forward flex was fine! The Rossi 120 was never softened, the Nordy 110 was always used in the stiff position, and the spoiler was removed from the Rossi 120.
I have a plain narrow low volume foot with no unusual bumps, and most narrow race boots fit perfectly and are comfortable.
Thanks in advance for any advice on dialing this new set of boots in!