I am looking to buy new gear. I have found most of the info I need for the skis. However, I am having very hard time finding any info on boots. There seems to be so many boots out there and no information regarding to what is what. As far as I understand the two important factors are how it fits your feet and how stiff is the boot. Obviously stiffer is better if youre racing on flat surface. What about skiing bumps powder crud etc. I was trying to make sense of the stiff index but still dont know if 80 is stiff or soft and if they go up to 300 or 500. Reading the descriptions on the manuf website is pointless and all the models are better than the last one and the next one. The ski shops round here are out of everything and I am thinking to go and fit diffferent sizes (whatever sizes they still have) and figuring out the fit best as possible according to the two fingered test and on how it follows my foot contour and then buyng that model online if possible(in the correct size). I am an advanced skier skiing on 20 year old skis and 15 year old rental boots. Just recently tried a set of 1080s and cannot think or eat anything but skis ever since. I am itching very bad so anyone please shed some light on this issue so I can resume back to my life's responsibilities. Thank you.
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4/7/06 at 10:16pm