Thanks for the feedback. Do you ski in the b2 all day? Do you adjust the flex intraday - say stiffen it up during gate training and soften it up when free skiing?
I have enough self awareness to admit that the problem is definitely with the Indian
. This was my first season running gates and I started the season with Technica Cochise 130. About 25 days in, I developed pain in my perineal longus muscle. It took a while to diagnose the issue, but it turned out that the boot had too much volume for my foot. To compensate, I cranked down hard on the buckles and the power strap, to the point of hurting my muscles.
I just charged through the pain and finally decided to get fitted for race boots around day 40. I tried technica, Lange/Rossi, and one other shell that I forgot, along with head. The head felt the best and that's what I got. Great snug fit with buckles fairly loose. Certainly no need to crank it down. And no pain anywhere. I was much happier in this boot than the technica.
As for alignment, I spent two days skiing with a psia L3 who is also an experienced boot fitter. He observed my skiing for a couple hours, asked constantly for my feedback, and then started making tiny modifications to my boot. In the end he added tiny but different her lifts to get me just a little forward. My skiing improved tremendously after that so I feel like the alignment is pretty dialed in.
Back to why I was considering the B3. To clarify, I have no problem flexing the B2 and bending the skis when I am on my game. So it's not an issue of the boot being too stiff and thus I ride the back seat. But I have to be on all the time. So one day I thought I want to ski relaxed and went back to the technica Cochise 130. Hated it. It just felt dead and non responsive. That's when the idea of b3 popped up. Theoretically the same great fit, alignment already dialed in, and softer flex so I can be a little sloppy with my technique and still get away with it.
Would love to get some MA next season. It's a great community here and I would have benfitted tremendously from it. Just out of time this season...