I know a lot has already been discussed about flex, and it seems the bottom line is that flex is a matter of personal preference. That being said, I haven't developed a preference, and have no idea how different boots will feel on the slopes.
I have tried multiple boots and the ones that fit the most comfortably are 130 flex. They feel comfortable in Houston at 75 degrees, but I'm concerned they may feel too stiff in colder temps when I get on the snow.
Another pair that felt pretty good were 100 flex, but my concern with them is that I'll end up wanting a more responsive boot as I improve.
So my question is, how much stock should I put in charts that recommend flex based on skill level? Are they a good rule of thumb, or are there too many other variables to let the charts influence my decision? For what it's worth, my skill level is blues and some blacks. I'm 6'2" 195 lbs. Thanks in advance for any input.