For the record, Oliver Blackman is light (5’ 9”, 145lbs.), and light on his skis. From skiing fast in soft snowhe avoids ice and hardpack like the plagueto hiking and skinning, Oliver wants one softer-flexing boot to meet all his needs, and prefers a neutral binding.
For the recored, pro patroller Jeff Burke stands 5’ 11,” weighs in at 165 pounds and prefers powerful boots and skis for both his work and ski mountaineering play. He’ll take a boot with noticeably more ski control over slight differences in skinning comfort.