I've tried to look for this answer but due to the generic nature of the word "last" it has yet been a fruitless search.
I'm currently in a pair of 29.5 2005/6 Dalbello Avante V9 with a BSL of 336. I've been looking at going to a 3-piece as I'm an avid mogul skier (current setup is Pivots on F17 Classic) and have my eye on the Krypton Cross ID. I tried on the regular model (non ID) as that is all the store carried. In the store it felt quite snug/tight but not unbearable. The boots are listed as 98mm but wanted to know if that is based on a certain Mondo size or if all the lengths have the same last. I went to another store who only carries the Voodoo and only had them in a 28.5 so i tried them, but ultimately didn't like the different tongue setup on these (still a 3-piece but just not the same). Since the Voodoo and Boss are both listed at 103, i was thinking this would help me decide if i should order the boss, but due to the different tongues i have decided against that.
When i do a shell fit in my current boots i have about 2 fingers...i think. I also just measured my foot at home on a ruler and come in just a shade below 28.5 cm and about 100- 105 mm wide at widest point. Based on this, should i actually be looking at 28.5 mondo? I have 2 skis set up with Pivots for BSL=336 and am concerned about having to remount them for a new BSL as they may only have 7 mm travel in the arms, but i am also trying to keep an open mind.
I find my current boots moderately comfortable, but find i unbuckle them on the lifts. on another thread on here i mentioned this and one poster thought it had to do with boots too big that i am overtightening. This could be the case, but if so is it more likely a width or length issue? will a longer 3 piece/3 buckle matter as much since the middle buckle keeps you in the back better?
Also, i'm fairly certain i want the ID model and i haven't been able to locate any places that have them so online may be my only option. with that said, should the fit be fairly similar to the standard non-ID model?
Lots of questions and ramble, but to summarize:
- does the last change with the mondo?
- does a 28.5 cm measure definitely mean a 28.5 mondo?
- Any thoughts on the Krypton tongue versus the Boss/Voodoo tongue?
- is accurate length as important in a 3 piece boot?
- is a 100 - 105 mm (with sock) foot too big to reasonably get into the Krypts?
- Will the regular liner (in store to try) serve as an accurate sizing tool as compared to the ID(actually what i want)?
Thanks for any answers to these questions. Also, as i see often, try them in store and buy what fits which i've been trying to do but no luck yet. I'm near Blue Mountain/Collingwood so if anyone has suggestions on where to go then please pass it along.