I have 3 boys (ages 14, 12, 10 yrs) who are aggressive, well-traveled, advanced skiers. They ski everything on the mountain with my husband & me, but also dabble in the terrain parks (more than mom & dad enjoy). The boys were on the Ski team and then the Freestyle Team at Squaw Valley for a couple years. All 3 have been skiing in the Dalbello Menace 4's the past several years and have loved them. They've been comfortable from the start (but of course the 2nd & 3rd boy get them already broken in hand-me-downs from the big brother). I think they've liked the lightweight feel, soft flex and ease to put them on. Their skill level might be a little advanced for the boot, but they're also fairly lightweight boys. They ski on various Volkl skis (Mantra, Gotama) and we have a pair of K2 Bad Seeds. I tend to not rush to long skis for them. So my oldest has just outgrown the largest Dalbello Menace Jr boot (26.5) and needs to advance to an adult boot. Given his all mountain skiing, more moguls & trees than groomed, hits every bump/lip possible on the edges of the groomed/cat tracks, and terrain park dabbling, does anyone have a couple boots to begin looking at for him to advance to?
Thanks for any advice and direction to which you can steer me!