Have boot flex questions. Last year I rode the 2009 Salomon Falcon CS, which is I believe a 100 Flex boot. I'm 5'9 160, type III skier. I'm no Glen Plake, but I ski agressively and get in to my turns pretty well.
THe Falcon CS performed well for me, but I had foot arch pain, and while I think the ultimate problem was the cork footbeds and my pronated feet, I ended up returning the boots.
From a different fitter, I purchased the 2010 Lange RS130 with (what I think is) an acrylic type foot bed. Wow, these things feel awesome. Like a glove. I couldn't imagine having a boot that felt any better.
The only problem is that my fitter doesn't sell the RS110, and I'm worried that for my size and abililty, the 130 will be too beefy. Honestly, the RS130 feels identical in stiffness to the Falcon CS in the store, but who knows how different the plastics will behave in the cold.
So... long question short, what can I expect from going from a Flacon CS 100 flex boot to a Lange RS 130? Will it be a significant difference, or will the fact that I'm an advanced / expert skiier make me like them more?
Also, the RS130s have 2 screws that can be removed to soften the boots. I plan to take out the first screw and see how that goes. The fitter reccomended not taking out the second screw and I would like to hear an opinion on that as well. Taking out both screws should get me down close to a 100 flex I think.