I'm in the market for new boots. I've had the same boots for about 15 years now, which, I guess was fine most of the time, but I live 5 minutes from a ski resort now, and can actually afford to ski on regular basis, so I'm looking to put in many more days on the slopes this year (and did so last year too).
Anyway, I got big feet, and I'm a big guy (6'3", 300lbs., kind of bear-shaped). My instep is somewhat high, feet are about proportional in width. Very thick calves. I would say I'm an advanced skier, not an expert. I prefer black diamonds, trees, steeps, but moguls tend to give me trouble. I'm thinking I want something on the stiffer side, as my weight really bends the crap out of everything I ride. What feels stiff to a 175lb skier, just kind of blows in the breeze for me.
So, there are some good deals online on the Fischer Ranger 12 and also on the Atomic Waymaker Carbon 110x. Anyone have any feedback on these? Or a preference? I did a little ski hiking last year, and will probably go a couple times this year, so I like that they both have the walk/ski switch.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.