I've skied 2 seasons on these boots for a total of about 30 days. They were properly fit and are very comfortable, which was part of the reason I bought them (having come from a race background and being sick of painful boots). These boots perform pretty decent considering the medium stiffness and heat molded shells/liners; but recently I've had to start cranking my buckles super hard, almost to the max setting on the top two buckles to get any real control on steeps. If I don't crank down and tighten up my power strap an extra inch (which I think you're not supposed to do) than I'm not feeling that connected to the ski and feel like I'm moving too much in the boot. Otherwise, they're plenty of boot for groomers and such.
I'm wondering what might be my best options going into next season to get more performance out of these boots? I'd like to keep them for at least 2 more seasons, but don't want to sacrifice performance as they continue to pack out and loosen up. Am I just experiencing the reality of going from race boots to recreational boots, or is there something that can be done?