Sometimes the whir of hair dryers in the locker room after racing can be deafening.
Nobody that I know can get their plug boots off without heat.
I have always wondered what they do in the ER when a skier comes in with plug boots on and a badly broken leg.
Even cutting some of these boots off would be hard.
My well fitted 120 flex boots are hard to get on when cold thanks to my very wide feet.
A heated boot bag cures this evil and starts a skiing day right.
Another point....boots change flex a lot with temperature.
I can practically telemark in my 90 flex pair in slush skiing.
Most boots are 150 flex or more at zero degrees.
I used to have a pair of the old magnesium Dale Boots where the flex was controlled with springs that don't change.
Most people are not aware how much you have to adapt your skiing as boot flex changes with temperature.