Looking for some advice, but first off let me tell you a bit about myself and skiing.
I am 5ft 9, 130lbs training for my level 3 CSIA hoping to take the exams this year if snow permits I should also mention I have very long legs.
Current boot is a Head world cup 110 in a 24.0 I have been having a lot of issues with these boots. Have had lots of work done on them and they are still really uncomfortable and unpleasant to ski in but i love the performance i get out of them.
I was previously in a nordic hellfire custom boot 25.0 fitted by topshelf when they had a store in whistler however these over time got supper sloppy as my skiing level progressed no matter how tight i did my buckles or laced my liner i was moving all over the place. I have odd ish shaped feet, but hay don't most people when it comes it ski boots, I have a very narrow but prominent heel but a wide fore foot and a medium instep. I also struggle with getting very cold and numb toes, i have boot warmers and neoprene boot covers as well.
The Nordica Dobermann did feel relatively good out of the box (i am aware this is not always a good thing) they had good heal lock down had toe wiggle room where a little pressure on the inside my instep. When i shell fitted it looked about 1cm to 1.5cm. I tried on the on a different model of the Doblamans same size and they where horrible lots of heal lift and wiggle. They didn't however have the size down. They didn't have the mondo on them or on the box but had US7 on them not much help i know internet seems to think this is about a mondo 25. The store is not really the place you would expect to find these type of boots so the assistants are not really able to advise.
So my questions are:
i am aware 130flex is a bit much for me, is it possible to tone it down?
having had success with Norica is it worth going back with them?
Are the Head world cup boots smaller than the suggested boat size?
does it really matter if i am in a women's or mens boot?
Does anyone know who is a nordic dealer in Vancouver as finding them is like hunting for a needle in a hay stack.