EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › Thoughts on Dalbello Viper 10/12?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Thoughts on Dalbello Viper 10/12?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Background info:  I currently wear a Lange CRL 80.  This was the year I was going to get new boots because mine are a little too big and I have a hot spot on the outside of my foot at the base of my pinky toe.  I am 5'8", 150#, advanced skier that does about 50/50 groomers and off-piste.  My powder skiing is weakest since I lack experience there.  I don't do any park skiing.  Living in TX I only ski about 8-10 days per year.

 

On day one of my recent Whistler trip I stopped by Fanatyk to get some new boots.  Unfortunately it was not meant to be as they didn't have anything that would fit properly.  The fitter suggested I look at the Dalbello Viper 10 or Viper 12 but I am finding very little information about this boot.  I need a size 26 and the shop only had a 27.  Can anybody give some reviews of this boot?  The fitter was convinced this was the right boot for me and he suggested I buy it at another shop, then bring it back to Fanatyk for footbeds.  I checked a couple of shops but couldn't find it so I put off buying anything for now.

 

On to my specific questions:

- How will the 100 or 120 flex stack up against my current boots?  I'm considering getting something stiffer since I struggle to flex stiffer skis but that could be my technique and weight just as much as my boots.  Will a stiffer flex help me in this regard?  What is the tradeoff, comfort?

- Should I risk ordering a size 26 online now given that I won't ski again until next season or is it better to wait until the start of my next trip and buy at a local shop?  Note that I have not tried on a size 26 and only shell fit a 27 which the fitter said would be too big.

- My fitter suggested that I need a boot with a narrow heel and wide forefoot, and that I pronate quite a bit when flexing my knees.  Will the Viper fit the bill?

- Is the ID liner on the Viper 12 worth the cost?  Pros/Cons?

 

post #2 of 4

why not ask the store that helped you to order one if for you for next year.  then you are try it and see?

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

I do not live by a resort and likely will not be back at Whistler for several years.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

why not ask the store that helped you to order one if for you for next year.  then you are try it and see?



 

post #4 of 4

I have not looked at your feet but the viper could fit the bill. We do sell the viper and have had great success. It does have good heel hold with good contact in the forefoot without being over bearing. I do not feel you need the ID liner. You do not ski enough days to really justify the added cost. I would recommend going to a bootfitter that understands feet and fit to make your purchase. Good Luck

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ask the Boot Guys
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ask the Boot Guys › Thoughts on Dalbello Viper 10/12?