I have a pair of Lange Freeriders , about 5 seasons old that need replacing. I am 53, male,5 ft 7 , weigh about 155 lbs have small feet t (25,5 and the last would need to be narrow, so the 97 should suit). I was interested in getting a boot with more flex than the old orange Freeriders. I removed both bolts in the back and manged to get the boot working once the temperature got above minus 20. I am still trying to work on technique rather than hurtling down the slopes...
I ski about 30- 40 days a year and will try for my Level 2 PSIA soon mainly for volunteer work with Adaptive students.
Question 1: I would like to try some BC skiing, but about 90% will be Alpine . IS the new XT as 'good' as the last seasons RX for Alpine.
Question 2: Since it has lace up liners, I assume that the absolute agony I had with getting my Freeriders on in the morning will only be amplified ?. IE I have to shove my liner encased foot into the boot ?. Or is it actually easier. ? I needed a hair drier to get into my boots most mornings, but once in I was - generally- happy .
Question 3. Recommendations for a Lange bootfitter in Frisco/ Dillon / Keystone. Greg Hoffman is a little too far , as I will be based in Dillon/ Breck for the 2 months I am in the US.