My turn to ask a boot question. I am an adult skater with singles through axel. Have been working with my coach on flexing through the ankle on the skating foot in order to keep forward motion on the takeoff to my axel and double salchow. The idea is to get a better vault forward and come completely through the toepick. I hope that this method will help my snap and allow me to increase my rotation on the double sal attempts. I'm at the point where my boots are breaking down and it is getting easier to flex my ankle. However, I need new boots. I am currently in lightweight Reidells. My question is: are the "softer" boots like Risport or Aura easier to flex your ankle in? Or are they just more comfortable for the break in period? I've always skated in Reidells. At my advanced age, I'd prefer not to change unless there would be a clear advantage. Thanks for any experience/opinions.