Based on the description at the bottom of this post, I'm a level 7 skier. I primarily ski in the Michigan on our version of packed powder (ice). I ski a lot of groomers and dabble in the trees and bumps occasionally. I'm aggressive at times, but I spend a lot of time skiing with my family at a more normal pace. I'm just getting back into skiing this year after a hiatus and my old boots just aren't cutting it anymore.
I spent quite a bit of time with the bootfitter this morning looking at new boots. I've got an extremely low volume foot and ankle so buying boots has always been a challenge for me. I tried on 5 or 6 different boots before we whittled it down to the Lange RX 130 LV and the Lange RX 100 LV. I had both pairs on for a while and the 130's just felt more comfortable, particularly across the instep, and they seemed to hold my foot and ankle better. I'm not sure why since they are basically the same boot, but they definitely seemed to fit me a little different. I went in there thinking I wanted something more in line with a 100 flex rating, but I walked out thinking I want the 130's. I talked with him about my apprehension on going with the 130's and his opinion was that if the 130's really felt better I should go with them. He said if I take the bolts out, that will soften them up a bit and he'd rather see me in a stiffer boot that I felt more comfortable in then a softer boot that was less comfortable. I told him to give me a day to think about it so he's holding both boots for me.
I guess I'd just like to get some 2nd opinions on whether I should be worried about going with the stiffer boot given the type of skiing I do and the level I'm at. Also, I forgot to ask him, if I went with the 130 and felt like they are too stiff even after taking the bolts out can they be softened more? I'm assuming they can, but wanted to ask.
Edited by cmr40 - 2/8/14 at 1:15pm