Quick background- For the last 5 years have skied a pair 2007-2008 Nordica Blowers (115 flex) off of the shelf that were both too narrow (98mm) and too big (28.5). I have had minor bootwork done along the way but the boots never fit well and hurt my feet constantly. I decided to do it right this year and went to Green Mountain Orthotic Lab in Stratton, VT thinking I would get the perfect boots and advice. I am 6', 220 pounds and a pretty strong skier.
The boot fitter took my measurements, tested my ankle flexibility, toes flexibility and so on. My only input was that I was concerned about flex and needed something stiff...preferably a 130. After trying on a bunch of boots I settled on a Technica Demon 120 in a 27.5, but was still talking about the flex and even asked about the Lange RX 130, which they didn't have in stock and I was told it was a "backcountry" boot anyway. The boot fitter never mentioned that the Technica Demon also came in a 130, which would have been a perfect fit for me, I am assuming it was bc they didn't have them in stock. I also learned when I got home from the shop that the RX 130 would have been a great boot for a guy my size and was not in fact a "backcountry boot". How could an expert not mention these two options?
Here are my questions?
If I can't trust a highly recommended boot fitting shop to recommend the right pair of boots. who can I trust?
Is there a huge difference between a 120 and 130 flex for a heavy, strong skier?
Is there any recourse or am I stuck with a boot that will probably be beneath me for the next few seasons?