I recently tried on several boots to start making a decision on a new purchase. One of the boots I tried was the Dalbello Viper 10. The last/shell/liner fit was quite good for my foot. The flex, however, felt quite a bit softer than the boots of other brands with a similar 100 flex rating. I did not get a chance to try the Viper 12, but I was wondering about the flex for that boot. Is it reasonable to assume that if the Viper 10 felt softer than its 100 flex rating, the Viper 12 would feel softer than its 120 flex rating? Before I go around trying to find a shop with the Viper 12, I was hoping someone could give me some input on its flex. I realize flex ratings are not standardized at all, but the Viper 10 was noticeably outside the range of several other boots I tried in that 100-110 flex range.
Thanks for your help.