We are just back from a week in Tahoe and, in spite of what everyone has read, the snow was excellent (we did get a huge dump while there mind you).
While on that trip I decided that I need new boots. I am embarrassed to say that I am skiing on an old pair of Salomon rear entry boots (you have likely seen me and may have even pointed and laughed at them - but damn they are warm and comfy). The reason that I am skiing in them is because, prior to them, I was in a pair of Head boots that were just awful - unbelievably cold, to the point where I had to find something comfortable and warm or I was going to give up the sport altogether. A neighbor was throwing out the rear entries so I took them and they proved to be warm and comfortable. Now though, I realize that I will never get beyond my advanced intermediate in them - so time to start looking for new boots.
As you can likely tell, I am not really a gear guy and don't mind buying used equipment if I can find what I am after. Having said that, I do know that boots should fit properly (but anything will be better than the rear entry Salomons). Although we are from the east, our skiing is know limited to a week a year in the American south west (Tahoe, Colorado, Taos, Salt Lake CIty, etc). We prefer mogul runs over groomers but do enjoy skiing just about everything.
While in Tahoe, I had my feet measured and I fall between a 26.5 and 27 with a last of 100ish. I figure that a flex of 100 would be in the ball park.
So, armed with that spotty background, could someone suggest a boot that might fit my needs? As noted, I don't mind picking up an Ebay boot if something meets my requirements (and is price worthy). If not, I am also prepared to buy new - again depending on price.
Thanks, and any input is appreciated...Tom
PS... on a recommendation of someone on this forum I bought a used pair of Fisher Watea's and absolutely love them - hoping for that same magic in boots this year ;o)