So I went into get new boots fitted yesterday at a local shop and upon hearing my goals of getting a boot that would be good choice to help me progress from an advanced to expert skiier I ended up walking out with a pair of Nordica Double Six boots which felt fantastic in the shop.
However, doing some retrograde research I realize that the Double Sixes are primarily aimed at the freestyle market. I by no means do any freestyle/park stuff and primarily like the steeps and the deeper stuff. Additionally they are progressive flex 80-110. 80 is too low but 110 is probably fine. What's funny is they were without a doubt stiffer than 110 Lange Blaster Pro's that I tried on (I was bending them like putty - obviously temperature is a factor here but not that much?)
Obviously I have no idea until/if I actually ride them, but on the unscientific shop floor feel meter, they felt really fantastic and the shell was a very good fit (got me into a 27.5 which is really tight for my feet.)
I'd ride pink ladies boots with extra glitter dispensers if they fit well and stiffened up when I needed them to, but I'm worried that I'm handicapping myself with these park-focused boots?
So long story short, if they fit and are firm enough should I just say F-it and take them out? Or should I be going back in and re-iterating my goals and looking for something different?
For the record I'm 6' 195 lbs, and as stated, a high advanced/low expert skiier on a good day.