Thanks a lot guys.
Yeah, Fischer Progressor is something I'm interested in, but at the end of the day, I'll have to get the boots that fit me the best (though in theory, my understanding is the vacuum technology itself should make it so).....so that's why I was looking at the extreme ranges bsl to look at the worst case scenario. I was just doing a quick look (evo.com has a chart that shows bsl's for common boot maker/models). The lowest extreme was dynafit models in high 270s, though I'll likely never need them as it's for touring from my understanding.
I agree with you mtcyclist. Just a little background: my instructor has been pushing me to ski more upright this season, and kept talking about my boots and something about how freeskiers tend to ride with their weight behind them, etc. I've thought about it a lot over the season, and part of it was of course the skier in myself needing to do a better job, and the other aspect of it was the boot itself. Not that there's anything wrong with the boots in itself, but I've realized the natural forward lean on the boots pushes my knees too forward, so I naturally tended to keep my hips a little back to stay balanced over the skis. And with my knees bend like that (instead of little more upright stand), I've felt some challenges making fine fore-aft changes (though on the flip side, when i was skiing very aggressively - at least for me that is - I've found the forward lean to be quite helpful). I've since taken the forward lean spoiler between the intuition liner and the rear cuff of the boots, and it's helped a bit (though the natural resting position of the tongue maintains lot of the forward lean of the boots). In all, it got me thinking that for my next boots, I'd like to get something little more upright. And I didn't mean to put words into my instructor's mouth, because he and I both agree that at the end of the day, it's the skier, not the equipment.
Yeah, I'd greatly appreciate it if you could confirm about 20mm adjustment with the Pivot.
Speaking of Pivot being heavier, my understanding is that the Salomon STH2 WTR13 is even heavier.
Taking the adjustability out of the equation, do you have any personal recommendation to mount on my DPS for a level 7/8 skier trying to progress further? The general impression I got was that all reputable companies make good bindings these days, and there really isn't a noticeable difference in performance between the makers/models. So I figured I'll try the Pivot because it looks very different from the ones I've tried in the past, and I want to give it a try.
Stats: 5'11", 170~175#, will be 36 next month.