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On 2015 Dalbello KR2 Fusion...thinking of switching for Rossignol Alltrack 120, thoughts?

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    Rossignol Alltrack 120
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    Dalbello Kr2 Fusion with the ID moldable insoles
 
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

So im a full fledged beginner, started skiing lessons with my son beginning of this year, though any time i get involved with a sport like this i like to get intermediate+ gear to grow into.  My second day of skiing i put my faith in my resorts custom boot fitters and i walked out with the Dalbello Kr2 Fusion with the ID moldable insoles.  A boot that is meticulously made for the average skiers foot, and I've learned my foot is not average.  The resort guarantees results, so they will tweak endlessly (been through 2 moldings and a bit of work on the shell) or even allow you to trade for another boot if at any point its not working, and I'm at that point, id just like to get opinions on what I'm sacrificing. 

 

My last session was the last straw, i think its the 3 strap system is the culprit, the top of my foot has a high arch that the middle strap just crushes.  Taking my boots off last session, i was left with the asleep foot/numb/tingly feeling, which in itself isn't unusual, the fact that the top of my foot is still numb 5 days later is what worries me. 

 

 

Question

 

Initially trying out boots, i put on the Rossignol Alltrack 120, and it was off the charts in comfort (as far as you can tell with initial strap in).  So thats the one I'm considering trading for.  I mentioned it last time and the boot guys were reluctant to put me in what they consider a "much lesser boot".  Im sure there is 'some' truth to that, but also aware of the business side of eating the cost of my original boot.  So thought id get more unbiased opinions.  Im sure it all comes down to preference and rider, but is the Dalbello Kr2 Fusion with the ID moldable insoles SO much of a better performing boot to continue trying to stick it out at all costs?  Or are they close enough that i can confidently rely on what i simply find more comfortable.  Im actually heading up there tomorrow to make the decision, not a whole lot of info on either of them that i can find.  I'm in Washington, so far skiing all mountain/groomed fronts on Rossignol experience 98s if that has any implications. 

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 

Also just wanted to reiterate this is less a question about what someone would recommend for "my foot", and more if one boot is just generally known and regarded as a higher quality/more performant boot than the other (though I'm sure my foot has a lot to do with the performance ill get, just want to get info at all angles before committing 100% to the boot i hope to ski on for years)

post #3 of 5

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

read through the above article and pay close attention to how to "shell fit" a boot----then shell fit your boots and any others you might consider.

 

what size feet in centimeters?

 

what size boots?

 

mike

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Id have to wait until i get home to get the numbers, don't remember.  I did have a highly reputable boot fitter fit me, but ill give those steps a pass myself when i get home.  The initial "fit" doesn't seem to be the problem, i feel its the 3 strap system, I've found i really notice the more evenly distributed pressure of a 4 strap given that the 3 strap is right over the high arch of the top of my foot. 

 

Thanks for the reply, ill give the shell fit of both a shot when i can.  

post #5 of 5

I agree with you about the 3 strap problem---the instep strap not only pulls back on the foot but also pulls downward on the instep.

 

go with a 4 buckle boot and you can then get some differential around the ankle and instep.

 

mike

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