I've been skiing pretty much all my life (21 years now) but have just recently familiarized myself with ski equipment (brands/info/pros. cons. etc). My boots and skis have always been hand-me-downs; they've always seemed to make due.
I just got my first new pair of skis (Volkl Bridge) and can't wait until I can get out on them. I took a look at my boots the other day and realized that they're beginner/intermediate boots with only a 70 flex rating. I've been skiing on them for the past 5 years or so and can't remember the feel of any boots I've owned previous to these (i.e. let's say I have no experience using any other type of ski boot).
I'm posting here because I'm curious as to what a stiffer boot would do for my skiing. I'm definitely not an intermediate skier; I'd consider myself a good level 8/weaker level 9. Is my boot flexibility limiting what I can do on my skis? How much of a difference would I notice with a stiffer boot?