I am a 165 lb expert skiier. I have been skiing on Technica Carbon Icon boots with the firm inserts for several years. I enjoy the boots but I am considering replacing them. I live in Hawaii and do not want to spend much of my precious ski time hunting for boots when I visit the mainland for ski trips.
I see that the new boots have stiffness scales for them. I understand that this is somewhat subjective however I wondered if anyone had and idea what the stiffness of my icons would be on the current scales. They seem about right to me.
I guess a bigger question is if boot performance has improved over the past few years. I am interested in performance more than comfort. (Most of my 45 years of skiing have been on boots I had to unbuckle while on the chair lift.) I rent high performance ski demos, so I know skiies have improved. Boots always look pretty much the same to me.
Any recomendations on all mountain boots to replace my icons would be appreciated.