Hi all - I'm having trouble deciding which way to go, so would like to seek some opinions from you guys here please - any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Basically I've been trying to find a pair of the Atomic Hawx 2.0 boots in the 110 flex, but having no luck. I have however, been able to locate a pair in the 120 flex - but I'm just a bit hesitant in buying them, for fear that they may just be too much for me.
Quick background info -> I consider myself an intermediate-advanced skier, have been skiing for 10 years now and do black runs, mainly stick to the groomed runs rather than any off-piste skiing. I'm moderately-light though, at about 155 pounds and 5'6".
So the main question I'm trying to answer for myself is - should I skip the 120 and keep looking/waiting to get the 110? Or should I just bite the bullet and get the 120 that's available now?
A couple of factors that I'm thinking about:
1. If the 110 boot suits me, then would the 120 boot represent a significant jump in stiffness (and thus be too much for me)? Or would the difference be small enough to ignore/handle?
2. Would anyone have any opinions as to whether the Hawx 2.0 110 or 120 would offer a closer 'feel' and response to the Salomon XPro 110?
(Last winter I skied in a pair of the Salomon XPro 110, and found them quite nice in terms of stiffness/response. However, they were a tiny bit narrow in the forefoot for my liking, which is where the Hawx fits me better.)
I understand that it's hard to give an expert opinion online - but I am keen to hear your thoughts (as experienced boot wearers/fitters) on my situation.
Thank you very much for any info at all.