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    Let's talk Kryptons

    It seems that a lot of gear threads here have turned into Krypton threads, so lets bring our Krypton talk here. What model are you in? how long have you been in them? what were you in before? What modifications have you done?

    Here are some of my early posts from Epic (11/04)

    Quote Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
    Well, I was able to get my shells, no liners, just shells. I am told that I am the only civilian with Kryptons at this point. Boots will be arriving tomorrow for store distribution later this week into next week.

    I have the Krypton Pro's. In the box comes a ton of parts...

    2 sets of tongues, regular and stiff. The stiff is very stiff
    2 set footbeds, hard and soft.
    2 sets of cuff shims, ala old flexons
    2 sets of inner cuff blocks, *new* you can use these to keep lower cuff from flexing to make the boot stiffer
    4 sets of ankle cants
    1 set of arch supports

    Volume, I put in my flexon thermoflex liners and my foot is squeezed making me think that the folume is less than current Flexons, not as expected.

    Buckles, those of you who ever buckled up a Flexon will think you are in heaven.

    Weight, boots is heavier, but more substantial

    Flex, with all of the attatchments, for all of you who looked for race tongues, I would be very surprised if you can't get the boot stiff enough.


    Now, I will open up the floor for questions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
    Long awaited review.

    I posted alot about the fit and design of the boot here.

    Being in Flexons since 1994, I know what my feet like. Being in the "industry", I have had opportunites to ski alot of boots all either free ot very cheap. I would sooner "pay" for a Flexon than ski another boot for free. With that said...


    After my first turn, my thoughts were "I'm home". This boot is a Flexon on steriods, I know thats not a a good word to use with everything going on is sports right now, but this boot had bulked up and is beefer in every way. Anyone whe has ever changed a boot knows there is adjustments to be made, it might take one run, one day, one week or more. Sometimes those adjustments never happen and you go back to your old boot. For those who are in Flexons, these adjustments aren't there, this boots doesn't even take one TURN to adjust to. The boots in a Flexon, your feet will not know any different. The lateral responce of the boots is stiffer than the Fexon was so the ski reaction is more responsive, you will either see more out of you ski or its shortcomings will be exposed.



    Boot volume: There has beed alot of concern here. I cannot speek for the stock liner, but using a Thermoflex liner, the fit was tha same as my previous boots, now what were they? For thsoe that were in Flexons, I do not see any worries that you will be swimming in these, for those who couldn't fit in Flexons, unless you have Fred Flintstone feet, you can add these to your shopping list.

    All I can say at this point... Flexon who?

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    Currently I am in the following version:



    I call it my Stealth model.

    05 Pro shell 306mm
    08 buckles
    IL Moro ladder swap
    08 IL Moro Silver Liner
    Booster Straps (not pictured)
    Soft zeppa
    Superfeet Cork bed
    2 deg shim

    I also have a pair of IL Moro shells that I ski from time to time, but my son took them over.
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    Days 12-13: 86
    Days 11-12: 58 ...and done.
    Days 10-11: 66
    Days 07-10: 44 (average)

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    I picked a pair of Krypton Cross last month, look forward to skiing in them soon.

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    I have last years Krypton Pros....in terms of modifications, I need to sit down with a boot fitter to figure that all through. All I know for now is that I have the stiff tongues in and the shock absorbing foot beds. Those seem pretty easy to switch in and out....other stuff looks a little more difficult to figure out.

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    Cool Krypton owners unite!!!

    2009 Krypton Pro with the gold ID liner:



    Notice also my matching snazzy new poles, also with green grips. Radical.

    I'm using my existing Inst-print foot beds. I have mine set up with the anti-shock footboards and the soft tongues. I have the 8mm wedge in place and no stiffness insert. It's my understanding that that's not a good combo, i.e. if you use a wedge, you should have the stiffness insert in place. Given that I'm in the low volume gold liners which are supposed to be pretty stiff, I want to get the forward flex as soft as possible on the shell. Also, the primary purpose for going with this boot was to help in the bumps as it seems like it's the go to boot now for bump skiers. With that said, I think I want the forward lean as far forward as possible, but again I'm not sure if the 8mm wedge with no stiffness insert is appropriate. Anyone have any thoughts there?

    I'm wearing them as we speak. Everything feels good, except for some pressure at the base of both tibias (that inner ankle bone). We'll have to see if that improves once I get the chance to ski them. I'm loving the snugness though. I'm down to a 28.0 and I wear a size 12 street shoe so basically down two full sizes. I'm coming off Nordica Speedmachine 12s. Luckily the BSL difference was only 1 mm so readjusting the bindings was a snap. I didn't even have to move them on my Legends.

    BTW, anyone looking for an '08 Pro in a 25.0 or 25.5, this is a pretty sick deal:

    http://www.rememberdelaware.com/Dalb...t-p/701001.htm
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    I'm a lowly Proton owner. curious, i thought more buckles were more better but the superior Krypton only has 3. is less more these days?

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    Hoe about for someone who needs a 22 shell...

    http://www.rememberdelaware.com/Dalb...-p/rampage.htm

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    Days 12-13: 86
    Days 11-12: 58 ...and done.
    Days 10-11: 66
    Days 07-10: 44 (average)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    I'm a lowly Proton owner. curious, i thought more buckles were more better but the superior Krypton only has 3. is less more these days?
    It is more the placement of the buckles..the middle buckle pretty much does the work of 2, but better, it pulls you into the heel pocket. That is before we even talk about the floating tongue and hinge design.
    Click. Point. Chute.
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    Days 11-12: 58 ...and done.
    Days 10-11: 66
    Days 07-10: 44 (average)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    I'm a lowly Proton owner. curious, i thought more buckles were more better but the superior Krypton only has 3. is less more these days?
    The middle buckle is most important and the position of it on the Krypton along with the hinge point is supposed to be superior. At least that what Glen Plake says:

    I ski double black diamonds.

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    What philpug said about the hinge point is a nice feature. Compare the three-piece, three-buckle boot, hinge point to that of a four buckle boot and you'll see how much more natural it is for the anatomy, at least on my anatomy.
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    I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a pair of Krypton Cross's. I would have gone for the Pro's, but they say that the gold liners are too low volume for my foot.
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