Halo! I am 24 years old, 78kg, 193cm. I am a good skier with more than 15 years of experience. If I have to honestly rate myself, I would give 8/10 for skill, 8/10 endurance, 6-7/technique (10/10 being best non-professional riders). The last 4 years, I was skiing with 176cm all mountain skies. Shockingly my past ski boots have only 65 flex index.
I want to buy a new pair very soon. I thought about it and am aiming for race skies. Grand Slalom type of riding, with top speeds around 70-100km/h is what makes me happy. I pretty much liked (considering appearance and brand) the new Fischer Worldcup rc4 rc pro 2015/2016 skies. I love Fischer, love their looks, and they are "cheat skies" : they don t follow the FIS regulations, but still try to bring the sporty feel, while making the ride less stiffer.
I want to buy race skies, because I felt I used my last pairs to the reasonable maximum, don't like off-piste. I am not sure if buying race skies will boost my riding or make me feel unsure or unsafe. I don t know which pair to choose: 175 or 180cm. I believe 185 is too much for me. I am considering 175 because I am only 78kg.
Second: How flex do I need my boots to be, so they can be softer as possible, but at the same time hard enough to combine with the race skies. Of course Fisher recommends 140 flex index, but I am aiming for 110. Am I right? Give me some advice? If I get some 130, which is my maximum, wont my feet be dead after 20-30min?
Give me all advises you can! Thanks and have a great 2016!