I'm looking at new boots again. Last season I skied the Tecnica Dragon Slayer. Fine boot, but I bought it too big! (bought the 27.5 shell and should have bought the 26.5) Since I'm going to make a change, I'd like to ski a little lighter (weight) boot. My first interest was a touring boot: the Dynafit Titan. I finally dismissed this boot feeling that the boot was making compromises to span two worlds.
So, I found the Salomon X3 120. Is this purely a race boot or can it become my daily driver? I prefer skiing powder rather than the groomers. (powder by Utah/Colorado standards) I ski aggressively. I am 175 to 180lbs before gear. From what little I've read, I believe I have the foot for this boot. I have a foot with slightly below average, to average, volume.
How much of a pain is the shell customization process? What should I expect to pay for the fitting and shell cook session?
Thanks for your comments in advance!