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IL Moro...Initial Impression

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
FINALLY, I got my IL Moros. I will start by saying that flipping the lower buckle on this boot, the Rampage and womans Lotus, just makes sense(see sidebar). I will start by saying the ID liner is fitting better and better out of the box to the point where, I could ski this liner w/o molding it (although I wouldn't recommend it). Fit...well its a Krypton. It feels just like the rest of my boots. Flex is where this boot differenciates itself from the rest of the line. The flex pattern is as smooth as listening to jazz in front of a fireplace on cold winter night. The stock liner feels a tad soft, but that could be perception, again as said many times, this boot is not meant to be stiff. I did notice a bit of difference in flex though when I put in my ID Gold Liners, maybe about 10-15% difference.

Once I get to ESA Stowe, I will add an on snow review.


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Originally Posted by sidebar
This design should be incorporated not only in all Kryptons, but all boots. Not only does it make buckling easier, you don't have the lower buckle opening by accident since it has the least amount of tension). I flipped the buckles on my Krypton Pro's and will be doing it also on the rest of the families boots too.
post #2 of 13
Thread Starter 
OK, I skied the IL Moro today at the ESA warm up. I have it set up with Foot beds from Inner Bootworks done by Benny himself. The Liner is basicly the same as the Silver Liner that is in the Cross. I like this liner...a lot. Real nice, comfy and not as hard as the Gold Liner. Believe it or not...I am skiing this liner stock out of the bock w/o molding..it fit my foot that well. As far as how the boot skis, the IL Moro skis a little smoother than Krypton Pro with out loss of responsiveness.
post #3 of 13
Notice the cuff change much?
post #4 of 13
Perhaps a stupid question, but did you get the same size as your Pro?
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
Notice the cuff change much?
I really didn't notice too much, but I didn't ski them back to back either. The flex is smooth at buttah though and at no point did I feel I was over flexing the boot.

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Perhaps a stupid question, but did you get the same size as your Pro?
Sale size shell, 305mm.
post #6 of 13
[quote=Philpug;822267]OK, I skied the IL Moro today at the ESA warm up. I have it set up with Foot beds from Inner Bootworks done by Benny himself.

What model footbed did you have made and how much did you downsize the Il Moro shell from your street shoe?
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
[quote=roundturns;822592]
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
OK, I skied the IL Moro today at the ESA warm up. I have it set up with Foot beds from Inner Bootworks done by Benny himself.

What model footbed did you have made and how much did you downsize the Il Moro shell from your street shoe?
Benny made me a cork footbed. I have been skiing a 26 shell for 25 years. I once tried a plug down to 25 and no way. I will sacrifice a bit of performance to gain a ton in comfort.

FWIW, these boots are toooough to come by. If you want a pair and you find them in your size, get them. Don't wait. Mine were basicly one promo boot and one parts boot, and I was lucky to get them.
post #8 of 13

krypton love?

Not wanting to draw fire here, but, Since there has been so many positives and accolades put on this boot as of late, I thought I'd throw my research into the mix so there is some balance... (we can't agree on everything, right?)

I am due for new boots, and post and read at epic a bit. with all this amazing flexon/krypton action, the FT coming out and making me think i can have a light AT/resort combo boot, I was intrigued. I tried them all, compared them to my racerpros,and was close to buying a pair. all the research is so positive,
then,
I talked to the 2 people whose boot opinions I respect the most. One kept the gloves on and said, "Be sure to ski it first. I couldn't make the thing work and can't figure out what the internet hoopla is about". The other took the gloves off and said, " as long as your don't really want to edge, they are great". He also mentioned that the dalbello tech guy he would have to tweak his ski technique and become a "knee" skier to make it work. (by the way, i don't have an ax to grind. the dalbello rep is great guy and has hooked me up w/ skis in the past, I hope he gets lots of business)

so, I don't this to be a big deal. I just think there needs to be something to make people think twice before jumping into this based on this internet krypton love.

One of the guys I quoted is actually getting me a boot to demo, even though I've pretty much decided that it's not for me (as a highly ankle oriented skier). He is a dalbello dealer who only sells the proton, but wanted me to ski the krypton for another impression from an overly picky sensation intensive skier. So I will give a review at that time.

Once again, I just wanted to let people know what my research has turned up so they have more data...

cheers,
Holiday
post #9 of 13
Skied just one day in the local park with 08/09 Il Moros.

Short review:
Two hours made me a believer. At least for park/jumping these absolutely ROCK!

"Real" skiing experience still pending, just a few very short low angle groomers...I wonder would this be a good combination w/ Dukes + (06/07)Gotamas?(w/ the stiff "tongue" naturally)???

Long review:

Krypton Il Moro 08/09 review
post #10 of 13
Phil, as a new Kryptpn Pro ID owner who has yet to fit or ski in them, I have a question: What do you mean by "flip the lower buckle"?
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have flipped my lower buckle, so instead of the buckle clasping from the side, it buckles from the top, but..you need different clasps. If you look at a picture of a Rampage/IL Moro/ Lotus, you will see the lower buckle is reversed.
post #12 of 13

I'm very interested in these.  I currently have the Cross with ID liners.  This may have been asked before but do the 2 lines run from the same mold?  meaning If I were to get the moro shell in the same size could I put my current liner and footbeds in it without any issues? 

 

Allso how noticeable is the difference in flex from the cross to the moro?  Ideally I'd like to just get the shell so I can switch liner and footbed back and forth for days I want to dabble in park.

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by NEwes View Post

 

I'm very interested in these.  I currently have the Cross with ID liners.  This may have been asked before but do the 2 lines run from the same mold?  meaning If I were to get the moro shell in the same size could I put my current liner and footbeds in it without any issues? 

 

Allso how noticeable is the difference in flex from the cross to the moro?  Ideally I'd like to just get the shell so I can switch liner and footbed back and forth for days I want to dabble in park.

Liner slips right in. I have Pro's and the IL Moro that I am back and forth with. 

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