Hi Boot fitter gurus.
Anyone know if there are any good boot fitters in RI? If not, Boston?
Otherwise, I can wait until I am in other areas this winter...
Also, does anyone know what the width (last?) on 2007 Nordica GTS 6 boots are? They were my first boot, and I am looking for new boots this year as I have progressed a lot.
I am tall and skinny - skinny leg and narrow foot (6'0" and 145). When I originally got these Nordica's I asked the guy for a narrow fitting beginners boot. They have been good for my needs, but I am now a much stronger skier and need something more aggressive. The Nordicas were a 60-70 flex, I'm thinking a narrow fitting boot with a flex more like 100-110. Probably not high enough skill or big/strong enough to need, want or warrant a race boot or 120-130 flex.
I ski all mountain, mostly in Utah, but a few days in VT or MA. My skis are 90-100 waist width. I mach groomers, get off trail as much as I can when out west. Just starting to learn how to jump in the park and do some back country jibbing. No plans on becoming a park rat or smashing 30 footers, just want to be able to do some fun jumps in the backcountry, ski switch etc. Don't hike far for turns, but will occasionally walk a short ridge to get some pow when out in Utah, but that's only a couple runs per season. So probably don't need a specific touring style boot.
Any recommendations? Have been starting to research, and looking into Lange XT 100, Salomon Ghost, Full Tilt, Dalbello Il Moro or Rampage. Also wondered about Atomic Hawx or Salomon Quest.
If I can find a good boot fitter then I will take their advice, so I'm not planning to walk in and say "I want X" from the shelf based on picking one of the above from reviews or it's color or whatever - but think if I research my needs a bit, at least having an idea of a few different ones to start from or compare that might be smart.
Any advice? Oh - and does anyone know how wide my current Nordica boots are so I know what to compare to?