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Dalbello krypton boots issue , burning quad

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I was recently fitted a pair of Dalbello Krypton, as I told the fitter I would like something a bit softer to go out west with, as my boots are in the 130 ranges, and he fitted me with a pair of Krypton KR2 Core. 

Great fit I must say, specially for someone who has small calf like me. 

 

First couple warm up runs in some chop up snow and mogul put a huge smile on my face, as I feel like I got suspension under my feet, uneven snow no longer punish my shin like my F1 firearrow or Lange

 

Problem is when I start to do some GS turns and trying to push it a bit, I feel like collapsing and falling forward, I had to re-center myself, and at the end of the short runs, my quad was burning mad, I am pretty sure I wasn't sitting back. 

 

The next day I went on skiing on some icy pitches, it felt like I am sliding everywhere, and no edge hold on my skis... never feel like that before on my other boots..

 

 

I wonder if I need to ski it differently? or should I get a stiffer tongue for the boots? I am 200lb east coast skier, the boots size should not be an issue, as it fits quite well. 

post #2 of 4

Second problem sounds like alignment issue and first may be to soft flex but also maybe you've gotten used to skiing with lots of ankle flexion and using your boot to hold you up.  Is that possible?

 

Lou

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Second problem sounds like alignment issue and first may be to soft flex but also maybe you've gotten used to skiing with lots of ankle flexion and using your boot to hold you up.  Is that possible?

 

Lou

Thanks for the help Lou

 

I used to ski in a 130 Lange, do they have a lot of ankle flexion? I do remember I lean onto my boots though. 

 

So the quad issue is most likely alignment? I just need to do some more canting in the shop? 

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No.  All over the place issue is possibly alignment and burning quad may be to much ankle flexion which doesn't have to be caused by the boot, could be your way of skiing.  However, if that Krypton model has adjustable forward lean, reduce it as an experiment.  

 

You could also do an experiment with reduced boot ramp angle by putting a 1/8 or smaller shim on the AFD before putting your boot in.  Note, this will dramatically increase toe release values so this is a very short and careful experiment on groomed terrain.

 

Lou

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