Currently going through the process of getting some AT boots. I have a pair of Head Raptors 115 that have been my go to for 3 whole full time seasons but want to go touring. I don't want to take these out touring due to their weight.
I got fitted in the Nordica Strider 115 and took them for a spin inbounds after some pow. I got really bad shin bang so went back to the store where they swapped them out for the Lange XT 110 LV (Womens) which I am yet to try. I have a real long narrow foot, low volume, low instep, with long chicken legs which has made getting ski boots a killer for me. Today, with my sore shins I went back to my raptors for some laps. And immediately, I noticed that the Raptors were much more difficult to navigate in off-piste conditions. I think this is because of the forward lean. I felt like I was either over the handle bars or struggling to drive my skis down hill, feeling backseat, and losing power in my tips. Only since trying the Nordicas was I given a different perspective to my skiing.
Am I correct in my assumption that a more upright boot is beneficial for pow and off piste?