I am having a bit of a dilemma, and hopefully, some of you can help
Recently purchased an entirely new set up, Moment PB&J's, poles, googles, yadda yadda. What I wanna talk about is THE BOOTS.
I purchased a pair of Tecnica Cochise 90's. I weigh 190 lbs. consider myself to be at advanced level. Maybe intermediate/advanced. Do not do any racing. Boot cost 400. They are brand new. Good fit, comfortable, I like em.
Now, thru gauging opinions on 'another forum' (its epic ski, no need to beat around the bush) I have been told that a flex index of 90 is to soft for my skiing style/weight. I was advised, to bite the bullet, in so many words, and buy a $600-700 dollar boot with a higher flex index, ie 120-130 range.
My question is....Will my performance on the slope really be inhibited by having a softer boot? Should I return the boots I have, suck it up, and get a boot with a higher flex index? Seems to me, all ski boots in the 120-130 range are 650 and up.