I need a new pair of boots. My Nordica Grand Prix boots finally died after about 13 years of use. I am accustomed to very stiff boots, but could go with a little more flex, as I enjoy my time in the bumps and trees.
I tried on a pair of Salomon X Max 120s and they felt GREAT, but I choked on the price. Question: are any of the 2011-2012 season Salomon boots comparable? It looks like the X3 Lab Soft, the X3 130s or the X3 120s might be similar. The problem is that whatever I buy, I will need to probably buy it on line and have my local guy fit them, so I will not have the opportunity to try on several pairs and pick the one that fits best. Or should I just suck it up and pay $$$$ for the X Max's?