Originally Posted by DevilWithin
Thanks KansasNoob! I appreciate the quick response and it's good to hear from someone that can still remember being a complete noob.
1) Cool -- I was thinking that a medium stiffness would better suit me and it sounds like you had a similar experience.
2) I started out thinking traditional laces would work best, but the dual boas I tried fit pretty well. Again, toe and heel fit are going to be most important. I just didn't want to rule out the boa system since some of the boots felt good with it.
3) Ok, thanks for letting me know. My guess is that it has more to do with me needing to secure them a bit more. I'll make sure to tweak the laces even more when I go back.
4) Right on...thanks.
Again, I appreciate the quick response. If anything, it just helps confirm some of what I've been researching. Problem is you can research things to death and I can easily fall into that trap since the mountains are so far away from me. I can't wait to get some real world experience once the season opens though.
Disagree with 1). Very generally speaking you want something in the 3-5 rage (out of 10). Stiffer boots can feel a little easier initially, but can really hinder progression.