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After 4 years and 500 days I am retiring these boots. They are being replaced by the current model. I cant say enough for the performance and durability. These are truly the air to the 3 buckle throne, long live the Krypton PRO!!!
Which boot is better: Krypton Pro or Surge?
neither boot is "better"- they're completely different. The surge is an overlap design, the Kryp is a three piece. The Surge has a 101 last, the Kryp- 98. Both are high performance boots, you should find a shop near you that stocks them so you can try them on before you buy.
These are great ski boots. I have had some good ones in the past but these seem to hold my heel down a little better. I also have narrow feet and these seem just right with race fit sizing.
I like the changeable tongue and foot platform. Even in the stiffest settings these are not going to be gate crashers, however the flex does seems more fluid and forgiving in most conditions then all my past ski boots.
My buddy with a wide foot picked these boots up, tried to ski in them about 5 days and was in so much pain each time, he ended up selling them and got a wider boot.
Bottom line: If you have a relatively narrow foot and ski where it snows a lot you probably won't find a better boot.
I scored this boot 81 out of 100 possible points using the RateSkiGear.Com 100 Point Rating Systemâ¢. Here's why:
One of the best skiing shoes I ever experienced. Perfect flex, easy adjustment with only three buckles and outstanding performance. If the width fits, WEAR IT! This boot design incorporates everything that was ever GREAT in boots of the past, like the Raichle Flexon Comp and the San Marco AXR. Complete heel hold-down/retention. NO SLIPPAGE! Awesome.
"Would you buy this product (again)?" No. Why? For me, the last is way too narrow and the Dalbello line offers a wider four buckle shoe that forgives a 50 Year Old "Wanna-Be" like myself.
That said, this is a great price for a boot with a heat moldable liner. Just make sure it's not too narrow a last for your foot.
See a more deatailed review at RateSkiGear.Com"
what boot would be beter for big moutian the dalbello krypton pro I.D. or the FT hot dogger
The Pro ID, deffinitely
Ian, you are comparing apples to oranges. But here is a quick comparison.
If you are looking at the Dalbello Krypton Pro I.D. then the most comparable boot from Full Tilt would be the Konflict. why? Both the Krypton Pro and the Konflict feature the stiffest tongues offered by both companies, but they also both feature a softer tongue that you can switch out for park skiing.
If you are looking at the Full Tilt Hot Dogger, then the most comparable Dalbello boot would be the Dalbello Il Moro, which has a softer flex than the Pro I.D. as does the Hot Dogger.
Keep this in mind, if you get the Konflict you get an 8/10 flex tongue and a 4/10 flex tongue...if you buy the Hot Dogger you only get a 4/10 flex tongue.
So I have big fat feet, but these fit well everywhere but the for foot but after I had them blown out they fit great, the ID liners are very warm but they like to over-lap in a funny way in the tongh though. They have alot of different adjustments in the canting and foward press, the only one I can say that I like all the time is the soft foot bed insert, the hard one might be nice if you were using this boot in compiotetion but for casual skiing the softer foot bed is much more cofortable.
At the world cup in Deer Valley I also noticed that a lot of of the bumpers were wearing this boot.
What is the difference between the Pro and Pro I.D,
the liner, the Pro ID is a heat moldable liner. The Pro is the same shell with out the heat moldable liner.
How do you know which tongue is the stiffer?
The darker one, if it is the same as last seasons.
This year I have been looking for a better pair of boots. I purchased a pair of Full Tilt Bumble Bee Pro's early in the season, but after a few days, they just did not seem to do it for me anymore. After Christmas I picked up a pair of these Krypton Pro's. Compared to the Full Tilt's, the Krypton does have a higher instep. The boot fitter was actually able to get a custom footbed in there for me where unlike the FT in which there was no room. I do find these to be quicker from edge to edge compared to the FT. While the FT is definitely a lighter boot, the Krypton flex appears to be more smooth, and the buckles are certainly going to be more durable. I believe Dalbello has certainly produced the next step in the "Flexon" technology. Sold the FT's and very happy I am now in the Kryptons.
Would you recomend these or the salomon spk pros for a better backcountry/ park bootbtw i have a midwidth foot
The SPK is probably a better park boot, but I think it's super sloppy in the backcountry. I love the Pro, it's so sweet everywhere. It has interchangeable footbeds, one for park stuff, one more stiff, and same with the tongues. Pretty much a completely customizable boot. If you want a good boot that does both really good, but not as good as each of these, got for the Rampage. Out of these 2 though, go for the Pro.
So i recently got a pair of technica diablos, but after a few days decided i didnt like them (too plush). instead i picked up a pair of these krypton pros. got em boot fitted at a local shop in tahoe and have never been hapier with a picce of equiptment in my life. they fit like a glove. think about it like this, boots like the technica diablos or nordica superchargers are like toyota camrys, the Krypton Pros are a ferrari.
My diablos were 27.5's, my previous boots were 28.5s, my dalbellos are 26,0s. I have never had so much control of my skis in my life, the edge transmission is unreal and the flex profile it so perfect it is inexplicable through words alone. the three buckle configuration glues your heel to the boot sole and with a pair of custom footbeds, you will never want to touch another pair of boots. if you charge hard, and want scalpel-like control of our skis, this is the boot for you.
Dont think, just buy them, you wont be sorry.
man i love these boots!
I've been riding Taos since I was a little kid and have had the chance to ski most of the brands of ski boots. I just thought it was a part of a skiers life for your feet to hurt like heck. I have a narrow foot so it is hard to find a boot that fits correctly. I've been looking at Dalbello for a couple of years and have been watching their krypton pro model. I made my mind up to purchase a pair for the 08 and 09 ski season and don't regret it. The I.D liner is bomber. The heat mold liner conforms to your foot like a total custom boot liner and the flex is as stiff as my old Lange Freeride 100s. This is the first boot you don't have to lock the buckles down on the last setting. I find that if you keep the top and the second cross buckle some what tight you can almost have no pressure on the third buckle. The flex is natural to the skiers forward position and you totally eliminate shin bang. All I can say is that Glen skis the best.
This is the most comfortable high performance boot I have ever owned. I dig the three buckle set up and the intuition liners are warm and comfy. In pow the 3 piece set up is great, but they lack the frontal stiffness that traditional race boots have. They feel a bit soft and clumsy if you really rail them on a groomer, but laterally they are great. Throw some Booster straps on them and you have one sweet set up for pow skiing and touring
Average size toe box, narrow heel pocket. Fit me perfectly. Flex is super smooth. Stiff laterally, but very round progressive forward flex. Transfers energy very well. Intuition liners are the most comfortable, warmest liners I have ever used. Getting them molded to your feet is a pain, but a small price to pay in the long run. These boots are very painful for the first week you wear them, but break in quickly after that. Also, make sure you lean forward in these, or your feet will go through even more pain. Great boot regardless of what type of skiing you do. I even use these when i go touring.
Dalbello really nailed it with this boot. I will never get another boot for freeskiing. Best boot I have ever used.
***Normally wear a 26.5 in salomon and nordica, sized down to 25.5 in these and the fit is excellent
Im looking for a great freeride boot, for backcountry, is this the boot I should get or the Salomon Gun or Ghost or even the Tecnica Agent 140?Thanks!
this boot is the BOMB! now this is the right boot for you ONLY IF you foot is a narrow (it has a 98mm last) I would swap out the boot board (it comes with a hard race and a soft free ride) the ID liner is the BEST in the world and you will have the most custom liner around. you will need to go to a Dalbello dealer to get this fitted, i would recommend going with a 12 pack of good beer. IF you are looking for an AT boot and can use what you have then hold off and check out the Dalbello Virus -- this is an AT boot that is made around the Krypton mold. good luck and ski safe! Buy this boot. I've never had a boot be so comfortable and responsive at the same time. Race boots have a weird flex pattern, they seem to have a wall - Stiff, Stiff, Stiff, then bam, the cuff flexes way too much. These are sooo much more progressive and you can crank them down without your legs going to sleep. Definitely recommend these.
These boots are so righteous. I found out about them through a deal offered by the CSIA, and they turned out the best boots I have ever had the pleasure of shredding the gnar in. The three piece design, with the separated tongue piece, is a must to get your foot out with ease on those freezing days. The ankle buckle pulls your foot perfectly into the pocket, and keeps it there, making toe bang a goner! Thank Dalbello!
This is probably the best boot I have ever used. 3 piece boots like Dalbello and Full tilt make are the past and future of skiing. There are 2 things that I love about this boot. First, the boot has an Intuition Gold I.D. liner. This is the lightest, warmest, and most fully customizable liner on the market. It also is the stiffest of all intuition liners. The liner can mold better to the shape of your feet than any other heat moldable liner on the market. The second thing that I love about this boot is the 3 buckle design. Instead of a 2 top buckles and 2 toe buckles, this boot has 1 top buckle, 1 toe buckle, and 1 instep buckle. The instep buckle (Dynalink) helps hold your heel into place so you can't get toe bang. Also, having the tongue be separate from the rest of the boot helps you to not get shin bang. Every problem I used to experience with my old boots disappeared when I got this boot. One word of caution..this boot is for fairly narrow feet only!
This is the best boot for absolutely any condition.
This boot is incredible. The intuition liner is epic and there are so many different things you can do to customize this boot. You can change the angle of the boot the stiffness or softness of the tongue. Also how much the boot will flex at its natural point (there are little stoppers that will only allow it to go so far). It is so amazing! If your picky about your boot or like to ride two different styles or riding this is it. I use these for riding park, pow and touring. They are so amazing. You can't go wrong with these. It is the best purchase I made this season so far. Pray for snow!!!