I am a 50yo man and have been skiing since age 11. My days ranged from 100+ per season to 10 to 15 until moving to Kansas in 1993. I skied 2 days in 2000 and not again until this past season when I skied 4 days at Keystone.
I have vowed to never miss a season again. At Keystone I demoed a pair of Volkyl Mantras and really liked them except the rental boots were too big and had only a 50 flex. Had to tighten the boots all the way and still ended up really curling my big toes under to drive my turns.
I bought a pair of boots from SierraSki.com and am really excited about next year. I bought a pair of Salomon Impact 10s. Using info from here and other research I got the right size. Barely 1 1/2 fingers behind my heel in the shell. The boots feel tight but now I know they are supposed to.
Thanks for all the wisdom and guidance. And the discount code!
Edited by WhiskeySix - 4/9/2009 at 12:39 am GMT