I have my Fischer Vuse 9, equal to a 90 flex. Being a heavier guy, 5'5 at 200, I went with a heavier flex which the guy at REI suggested, then found these online. On a magic carpet, I'm an intermediate level skier, doing parabolic parallel turns straight into the carve, however on the snow, I couldn't find a single edge to save my life, even the snowplow turns which I learned to edge in like my second lesson of like 20. My Fischer's have served me wonderfully on the carpet.
I have wide feet, so rental boot are more than likely, not going to work for me, I'm a 25.5 and my Fishers are a 105/106 last I believe, a comfortable fit. Rossi 80 alias 104 felt a bit tight on my toes.
Should I consider finding a softer boot until I carve the skis on the snow? I don't have access to any bootfitters in my immediate area, so you guys are my source. There are guys that can mold, but no actual fitters that I've been able to find. I live in San Diego.