I had a pair of Technica TNT Explosion 8's and had HH fit me some new Head FR 10.5's . He said previously that the Technicas were too "rotary" for modern technique . After having the Heads fitted the difference was notable , I could already carve from the top of the turn but now have much more control and feel much more balanced . The canting obviously contributed , I always had trouble with right turns , now I can turn both ways with the same ease.
He went to a lot of trouble to fit the boots , Technicas have a reputation for comfort but I could never get a perfect fit ( I had 2 pairs in all ) HH reccomends only a few boots which he reckons give adequate lateral stiffness and only includes Technicas plug boots . I personally haven't tried any other Technica models but his judgment worked for me .He also makes a point of skiing after fitting boots to see how they perform in action .
I can understand how some people might be annoyed by his directness but it is backed up by a lot of experience , loads of racers only go to him . I think also we have to be honest , not many people ski in a balanced "modern" way . I have been watching skiers in Colorado ( last December - Vail.Brecks,Winter Park,Copper and Loveland ) and was not terribly impressed with the standard even among instructors . Many boots ,I think , rely on marketing , bells and whistles and bright colours to sell and most people wouldn't even feel the difference in performance . However if they do try to improve these boots will hold them back,to a greater or lesser extent ( in my case performance is greatly improved and I get less tired ). Why not call a spade a spade , political correctness leads to blandness .
( as a caveat to the comment on skiers in Colorado , i did see some excellent skiers , especially a guy with one leg caving beautiful turns , I suspect he was on some team or other .Also after skiing in St Anton and the Three Valleys I have to make the same observation. I saw many French instructors really emphasizing up un-weighting and pushing the tails out. )