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Difference Between Krypton Pro and Cross

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi,
Is there a difference between the pro model and the cross model, aside from a softer flex/tongue? Do they both fit the same? I'm wondering because the Krypton pro seems to be perfect for me since I have a low volume foot and instep, but maybe I could just save a little more on a cross. Any input would be much appreciated, Thanks!!
post #2 of 15
Phil Pugilese is the guy to ask. I have the Pro, and they are great!
post #3 of 15
...oh, and WELCOME to EpicSki!
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
Phil Pugilese is the guy to ask. I have the Pro, and they are great!
Thank you for the segway Mr. Fox. The Pro and Cross are the same except for options that the Pro comes with like a more rigid zeppa (footbed) and a stiffer optional tongue along with the other bag of goodies. The Pro and Cross are also both available with ID liners, the Pro has the gold and the Cross has the Silver.

For 90% of the people, the Cross can be set up stiff enough and has enough performance.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Awesome! Thanks Wear and Phil for the quick replies! I think I'll be buying the Cross version for sure now.
post #6 of 15
Can the stiffer tongue be purchased seperately or is the only way to get the stiffer tongue to purchase the Pro.

If the stiffer tongue is used with the Cross, are these boots the same or is there still a difference?

Also, with all forward lean adjustments removed, is this a fairly upright boot?

thanks.
post #7 of 15

Krypton Education Please!

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Thank you for the segway Mr. Fox. The Pro and Cross are the same except for options that the Pro comes with like a more rigid zeppa (footbed) and a stiffer optional tongue along with the other bag of goodies. The Pro and Cross are also both available with ID liners, the Pro has the gold and the Cross has the Silver.

For 90% of the people, the Cross can be set up stiff enough and has enough performance.
Hi Philpug,

First of all thanks for sharing your expertise on these boots! My wife needs some new boots and I’m hoping you can educate me on the Kryptons. She is currently in an intermediate level Nordica in a 23.5 shell w/a 275mm sole length. We bought these boots for her about 5-6 years ago when she just started skiing. Therefore they are, as you might guess, too big for her to achieve a decent performance fit. She is an aggressive skier who enjoys bumps and soft snow. She’s had a great time on her Volkl Attiva AC2s and Queen Attivas. Additionally, I just got her a pair of Volkl Supersport Gamma so she will be learning to arc some railroad tracks on the front side.

I’ve had a great experience with the Technica Diablo Magnesium. Therefore I had fitted her into the Technica Attiva Flame Hot Form in a 22.5 shell size and a 264mm sole length. She is someone who would love and use the ability to heat the boot on the drive to the ski area. The boot looked like it would be good fit for her with some minor tweaking. She does need a narrow heel pocket and this boot looked like it had a pretty generous heel pocket.

Then I started to read your threads on the Kryptons and the new "Il Moro", Glen Plakes new Krypton for 2008. The net effect of all the above is that I’m holding off on the Technicas and writing you in hopes you will share some wisdom and insight. Can you compare the Tecnica to the Kryptons? Do you think we should hold off on looking into the Kryptons until next year when the Il Moro is out? Finally, do you have a favorite bootfitter selling Kryptons in Boise, ID, Tahoe area in CA or Sacramento, CA?

Thanks, in advance, for what ever help you can provide!

Michael
post #8 of 15
At this point,I do not know if the Il Moro wil be offered is a shell below a 25, so that might be out.

My wife is in the Krypton Storms and is also skiing the AC2. She is very happy with that set up. The Tecnica is a great boot too, it will depend on which one fits HER foor the best.

As far as the fitting, contact SierraJim here on the forum, he is at Sierra sports in Scaramanto. I know he carrys the Krypton ladies boots and I am thinking he also has the Tecnica (He carrys Volkl). IMHO, if you can find this years boots on sale, there is no reason to wait for next years. Plus the Storm does match the AC2 quite well.
post #9 of 15
Philplug, I too want to thank you for all of you info on the krypton boots. If you get a chance, I would appreciate it if you could take a look a couple of posts up where I asked about the differences between the Krypton Pro and Cross partularly about the stiffness of the Cross with the tongue from the pro and whether that tongue cna be purchased seperately.

Thanks,

John
post #10 of 15

Calling Dr. Phil

I have been skiing my Krpton Pros with various option combinations and most recently with the stiff tongues but without the rear cuff stiffener. The rear cuff gizmo definitely affects the stiffness, but I'm not sure exactly how. Can anyone tell me what those things do? Do they soften the boots laterally? Backwards? Both?
post #11 of 15
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I have been skiing my Krpton Pros with various option combinations and most recently with the stiff tongues but without the rear cuff stiffener. The rear cuff gizmo definitely affects the stiffness, but I'm not sure exactly how. Can anyone tell me what those things do? Do they soften the boots laterally? Backwards? Both?
They effect the stiffness in the forward flex. You can see how in a demonstration you can do on your own. Pull you liner out of your shell. Push the upper cuff forward, you will see the "V" in the lower cuff squeeze together. The rear shim will act as a blocker to make the boot stiffer in that "V".
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by skinnydog View Post
Philpug, I too want to thank you for all of you info on the Krypton boots. If you get a chance, I would appreciate it if you could take a look a couple of posts up where I asked about the differences between the Krypton Pro and Cross partularly about the stiffness of the Cross with the tongue from the pro and whether that tongue cna be purchased seperately.

Thanks,

John
John,

I personally and skiing the Pro, but I have it set up as if it was a Cross in stiffness. The inherent design of the Krypton is to be a fairly soft forward progressive flex, but is very stiff laterally and rearward. This is obvious with the Il Moro boot that is upcoming.
post #13 of 15
Thanks. I like the forward flex feel of them set up that way but I haven't skied them enough to tell if it also affects the lateral and backward stiffness. Doesn't it also allow the V to spread when you lean back or to the side on the upper cuff and give you a softer flex in every direction?
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post
Thanks. I like the forward flex feel of them set up that way but I haven't skied them enough to tell if it also affects the lateral and backward stiffness. Doesn't it also allow the V to spread when you lean back or to the side on the upper cuff and give you a softer flex in every direction?
It shouldn't. If you are leaning back that much, you need to get forward anyway.
post #15 of 15
I paid for the whole boot, so I figure I might as well use all of it.
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