Apologies if this has already been addressed elsewhere in the forums. I did look through some of the threads for this info.
My question is: How important is the flex of the boot shell out of the box if I am going to put in custom liners? Intuition provides liners in different stiffnesses, and I'm not sure how much that can alter the overall stiffness of the boot.
I ask because I am trying to decide between the Lange RX LV 80 and Lange RX LV 100. I have a narrow foot and want a tighter fit so the 97mm LV fit is perfect. The LV are only offered in 80 and 100 flex. My old Lange's were 110 flex and I think they were on the stiff side for me, but I'm not sure how far down I should drop, and I wonder if it's pointless for me to belabor this point if I'm getting custom liners anyway. I can get the 80 flex Lange's about $100 cheaper than the 100s, so if it doesn't matter that much I'd just go with the 80s.
I'm a female, 5'4" and 112lbs. I spend most of my time on expert terrain and I like speed but I have a slight build so I wouldn't say I'm particularly powerful on my skis.