It will be difficult for me to reply to this and be crystal clear so assumtions are not made about what I am saying.
First yes you were one of the boots fitters i've seen falling into the category of one of the two best and in my personal opinion the best fitter I have seen to be clear on that point. I also have done reatil management and assumed that indeed the store owners are a major factor as to how people are fitted. As for the Salmon I suspect it was the best option available at the time but still too large of a volume, what I did get from this was two good holidays in Canada after a lot of previous grief and was grateful to you for that and the hard work put in. That said the boot needed a heel lift to reduce height over my instep. One of the points I was making is that nothing remains constant and can and does change and the carbon orthotics which the podiatrists view was my feet would never change and ought therefore be useable forever in theory became super unusable for me. I did have trouble with the right foot being painful returned to him to try to resolve this and he said I needed more foam under the arch informed him this was not logical to me. he insisted this was correct had the alteration done at which point I could not even stand upon it for pain enough said. that was a part of my unknown to you further experience, and certainly nothing to do with you, you simply gave that absolute best advice you could at the time and worked diligently to sort me out.
As you know the UK market and I have not seen you in your own business it will come as no surprise that snow and rock ellis brigham etc say im a 25 and carry almost no 24 mens boots some but not many. Ski Bartlet are the only shop i've visited who said no your a 24 and given all the shell checking ive done etc I am a 24.
The best fit to my foot of a shell to my foot seems to be the Raptor, but in the end if I am in Austria and have an issue there is no one ive yet seen out there whom I could trust indeed they seem to start mens sizes in a 26 and my Austrian girl friend bought her boots in the UK under my advice as to a good shop because she says they pretty much put you in too big a boot and let you get on with it. She now has the best fitting boots she has ever owned in 45 years of skiing.
So I have spoken to you about foot beds and know you are doing the instaprint and that is still in mind for me but I have not yet pulled the trigger simply because I am working hard to improve my feet with a degree of success.
I am going to actually enjoy this year all being well trying and playing with some boots and parameters while I continue to learn alter my biomechanics which with over 40 years of traumas are and have changed massively with over two years of hard work to correct my own neck mostly carried out by myself and I suspect has taken me over 200 hours of self input to achieve this spread over that time along with some outside help.
There is a danger of this thread going very off track in that I am very unsure in terms of buying a Lange not having had one before based simply upon what I have read repeatedly that "Langes stiffen up a sh.t ton" among other quotes which boot might be the best of them a choice and decision I have to make myself untried but hoped for some sparkle of knowledge to help make this choice.
I have read the threads on here the repeated advice on seeing a boot fitter and I agree all good and indeed I have and took Sylvie to one myself and she is happy, I think or suspect the eventual best boot for me will become the Raptor but in what finished format I don't know and until ive spent many days on the slopes I wont truly know. So as a part of my experience enjoyment learning and maybe even fun I plan to try to buy and experience those boots which ive tried and think make good sense but I can not afford to say buy four Langes to play with and the extra baggage will get to be a chore beyond taking three pairs with me.
It would be great to have a wonderful boot fitter in resort to work with like I read about on here but I don't, I do appreciate Colin the efforts you made I could see that and understand completely why you left Leamington and set up and clearly you are at the top of your profession now in the UK but I was trying to make the point that in the end I have taken advice on many things from the experts or professionals and it is not always the best. Often times that may be due to faulty customer input and the only person in this case who can feel what it is their foot feels is the customer, and I have thought well if there was a way the fitter knew exactly what the boot felt like to the customer your work would be a LOT easier and quicker to carry out for an optimal finished product.
Sorry this clearly got way off track from what I hoped was a simple initial question a 60 year old guy 5ft 5inches who is working to be 140lbs likes to ski fast in terms of what he has seen of others around him but knows he is less aggressive these days and already has two high end boots would the RS 110 or RX 100 even likely be good enough may have been a better way to put it. Probably non answerable unless you came to ski with me to know first hand what you thought would be better