Looking for a new boot and need some advice. (Not going to ask ambiguous technical questions about fit because IMO that needs to be addressed by a professional in a professional environment). Just need some advice about what you pros think would be some of the best models to consider. I used to work in a shop and don't trust the sales guys where I live (NYC).
Am trying to match a good boot with Volkl racetiger sl. 40 yo (unreal) 188lb, 5'11 aggressive, technically proficient, tip driver skier, in the east. I like skiing fast along the side of the trail, short-medium turns, on piste (do not ski bumps or trees because I have a great job and can't afford to risk injury.) I also ski with my 5 yo daughter but that's not an issue. The last new boots I owned were Nordica GP 90's and Technica TNS (hello old guy). I have a narrow foot with a low/medium arch that works with Lange and Nordica. I'm easy to fit: add a superfeet footbed and go. I'm from the mentality that any boot/ski any can be skied anywhere and as long as the skier has the skills.
I'm considering Lange RS 130-110, a RX120 and one of those Nordica Fire Arrow boots. I don't understand boots anymore. I don't get progressive flex and I hate some guy in NYC trying to tell me that some boot is designed for carving. My technique carves any ski just fine. Am also considering the Nordica Patron but that is difficult to find. When I teach my daughter I just loosen the top buckle and I'm fine. (I have a Rossi Avenger72 which is not a bad ski to teach. It has camber. Does anyone remember that!!!) Money is not the issue. I just want the most appropriate fitting/performance boot. Will the 130 be too stiff? Does the RS series still have leak issues? Will the RX and FireArrow series be more laid back?
Guys thanks for any advice.