I finally got to take my Krypton 2 fusion ID's through their paces this past week for 4 straight days on the snow in Ut. I had been in them some already here in the East working with my young boys on the bunny hill and taking just a couple of quick runs in them during our lunch breaks. This was first chance to ski them hard and aggressively for multiple days in a row. I have the 27.5 shell and had to have the toe box stretched some to allow my toes the necessary room without compromising the overall snug fit that the 27.5 gives me. After the stretch, they fit perfectly in the store.
Anyhow, skiied 4 straight days: Deer Valley, Snowbird, Alta, and Snowbird again. I landed during a storm cycle and was lucky to get 4 straight pow-days more or less. Even on the last day, I was skiing areas that had been recently opened with up to a foot of fresh....amazing skiing! The boots are paired with my 191 Lhasa Pows which are quickly becoming a OSQ for me when I ski in the West...phenomenal ski..but I digress and that's another conversation. I am not as versed in some of the deep technical specs that some of you guys are, but I'll share my impressions. For context, the last few years, I rode in the Full Tilt Konflicts. While I liked those boots, the Dalbello is much more precise and responsive of a boot. I found the KR2 Pro Id to be as responsive as my old Langes, but still has the progressive flex that I love so much. They are supposedly a bit more upright in the stance as opposed to the Full Tilts and I do admit to feeling more on top of my skis and more centered in an athletic position which helped me deal with the range of variable conditions that we skiied. I also have a fairly skinny lower leg and ankle (I'm tall and lean...6' 3" 185..distance runner build) and these allowed me to crank down around the lower leg much better than my FT's. In fact, I needed inserts in my FT's to take up some of the extra lower leg volume. These required no additional modifications and I skiied plenty of bumps as well..with zero shin bang. I also did some light hiking and I liked having the traction under the sole and heel for scrambling up rocks and some other debris to get me where i needed to go. In short, I found them a very nice boot that seems to tightly combine the best attributes of a race plug and 3 piece boot. They fit my foot extremely well and give me exactly the kind of free-ride and off-piste performance that I seek in a super comfortable and warm package. I went into this season very fit and that helped me tremendously over 4 days of skiing, but I do think the boots helped me find my ideal balance spot on my skis and that minimized that amount of fatigue I felt. As always, with boots, the ones that fit you are the best for you, but these are hands down the best boots (for me) that I have owned in 30 years of skiing. Headed to Jackson in 2 weeks and can't wait to get into these again and let em rip!