This season I had an break though moment skiing with my wife on a 'post-powder morning' afternoon. We skied the AM in knee deep pow-pow & crud. I happened to be on my reverse camber fat ski set-up & a pair of AT boots with a flex index of next to nothing. In the PM, the snow packed out & really got skied off. I was too lazy to switch my set-up so I tailed my wife on my mush boots.
I was amazed at how easy I could stay forward & avoid the back seated /heel slipping on the banana peel turn I had gotten so good at making. A couple seasons back I realized that was in too much boot w/ a dobie 150 & stepped down to a 130 pro. I came to the conclusion that the the 130 was again too much & cut down the shell. My skiing felt better & I noticed that I had to modify my technique some due to not needing tons of body English or a huge motion to start my turns (yes.... I still dive in way too much). I continue to feel that when the hill pitches over, I get back seated & can't bend the boot.
I'm sure there is a technique issue here too,my 100 pound wife crushes a 150 flex shell. Yet, I've notice that even on mellow trails where I make strong turns, I really can't flex my ankle with the boots fully buckled. I'd like to be able to snug up my top 2 buckle & be able to flex them at the same time for a responsive turn.
Should I continue with the cutting....While I admit to an ego blow here, I'll gladly go to half the flex if I can ski better. Thankx.