Hi - I am a new member and this is my first post. I have been lurking for a while and impressed with the knowledge and insight of the members on the myriad of topics. I need some help deciding on some boots. My background is that I have been skiing on a telly set-up for about 25 yrs.( This is how I learned to ski). I have decided that I would like to have an alpine set-up so I can switch between turn styles. I am able to do parallel turns with the free heel set up,ski bumps,and trees.I tend to ski fast except for bumps and trees and like to stay pretty much in the fall line when skiing groomers. I am 5'9 165 lbs.and definitely a geezer. I am starting with my boots since reading here on the website. I have been to a boot fitter and have a narrow foot that is relatively straight. I am interested in a ski/ hike boot and have tried Rossi Lange, and Tecnica. I was thinking a boot flex in the range of 100-110.The boot fitter suggested a last size of 97 mm. I tried on some traditional ski boots with a 97 mm last and they fit fine. Better than a 100 mm last which I found to be a little bit loose. To get me into a ski/hike boot and a 97 mm last it seems that I would have to go up to a flex of 130. I tried on a Lange XT 120 that was a little to big (100 mm last) and had no trouble flexing the boot in the shop.I actually thought that the flex was not all that different than my telly boots. Seemed rather smooth and progressive. The Tecnica Cochise 100 flex seemed stiffer to me and not as progressive as the Lange. The Rossi boots I could flex but unless I go up to 130 on the flex scale I cannot get a 97 mm boot and that boot still felt a little large with the 130 flex. I have not been able to find a Lange XT 130 LV and am wondering whether that is to stiff. I still want to be able to ski in trees and bumps but am concerned that my alpine turns will probably need some refinement and the 130 flex will be to stiff for the skiing I like to do. Any advice or insight would be helpful.