Thanks again, mntlion
I haven't mentioned yet, I am:
ski mostly on-piste
would like to become more competent
in New England glades
I ski on Rossi 9.9 Viper (1998) skis w/ a 62 mm waist
when the snow is good I demo something wider
I hadn't considered the above option for softening up a stiff boot. I have a pair of Nordica Dobermans from 2001 that fit me perfectly, with just a custom footbed. The box was marked 'soft 120', but they seem quite stiff. They were great for cruising & carving, but they were such an ordeal to get in and out of that I've abandoned them to our tool shed for the past 4 years. Is there a way to make them easier to enter and exit, and perhaps soften them up a bit?
I've gone back to my Rossi Mountain Viper (1993) boots, which are great except that they are from the old Caber mold, which are too wide for my doberman (95 mm) foot. They have qiute a bit of extra layers of foam in them and the buckles are tightened all the way down at this point. The Rossi is much easier to get in and out of and the shells flex just right for me.
I'm thinking I can try one of three things:
1) Get some Intuition liners for the Rossignols
2) Get a ski boot fitting wizard to make the Dobermans work
3) Buy new boots
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Which of these possibilities sounds most viable?