Me, 67 years young, Level 7-8, 204lbs skiing stiff skis mostly 174-179 and love cruising. I was on Rachlie Flexon Comps for 20 years and have always enjoyed the flex of the boot until they changed the mold and then they no longer fit my foot which is very narrow. The Solomon Max 130 fit me best with some punch out for bunions. This is a really good fitting boot for me in the 98 last but it has always been drilled into me to have a good flex. I felt the flex was too stiff so I first ground the inner shell somewhat, then removed the first bolt and finally the second bolt. The boot seemed to flex perfectly after I cut the middle strap of the 3 strap booster (racing strap). I decided to order the exact same boot in the 100 flex this year just to try it out. I noticed that gap in the Max 130 on the left and wounder if I am way to soft. As far as skiing the boot preforms flawlessly but I want to do some club racing this year. What are your thoughts on both bolts out and the gap?