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Dalbello Krypton fit

post #1 of 13
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Hi,

I got a pair of Dalbello Krypton Pro with the Gold ID liner last week while in CA as they are impossible to find where I live now (in France). I spent a long time in the shop over 2 days to get fitted. While at it I also got some Superfeet Kork custom soles made.

I have not skied the boot yet (will do this week-end) but after reading a bunch about it on this forum I have a couple of questions:

1) It seems that it is difficult for me to get the boot tight on my calves, during the fitting process we moved the buckle to the second position to get more leverage and with a different liner than the ID liner it felt more tight... Right now I still have maybe half an inch of movement aoround my calves. Is the the Krypton supposed to fit people with larger calves?

2) During the molding process of the liner no toe cap was used and it is definitely tight around my toes, maybe too tight but time will tell... In case I have to re-mold the liner in France I would have to get this done in a shop that does not carry Dalbello. Is there something specific about the Dalbello heater or can something else be used?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 13
Lionel, where in France are you?

One of the top bootfitters in Europe is based in Chamonix, and I got Krypton Pro IDs off him in November 06.

Oh, and Welcome to EpicSki!
post #3 of 13
I am going to move this over to Gear Review. Welcome to Epic and Klub Krypton.
post #4 of 13
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=47170

The bootfitter in question posts on here as "Smallzookeeper"
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Lionel_Bonnot View Post
Hi,


2) During the molding process of the liner no toe cap was used and it is definitely tight around my toes, maybe too tight but time will tell... In case I have to re-mold the liner in France I would have to get this done in a shop that does not carry Dalbello. Is there something specific about the Dalbello heater or can something else be used?

Thanks in advance.
Welcome to Epic!

I have no experience with the calves, but I do have experience with the toe caps. Have them reheated with the toe caps. You won't regret it.
You can read my review of the Krypton Storm, and experience with the heating for toe caps here
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi, I am in Aix en Provence and ski in the Southern Alps. Chamonix is quite far for me, I noticed a few dealers there though.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Regarding the re-heating this is why I was asking if there is anything special about the dalbello heater as I won't find one close by.

Thanks
post #8 of 13
In all seriousness, you should PM Smallzookeeper here on Epic and bounce these ideas off him.
He's likely to be helpful in this regard.
post #9 of 13
Maybe a simple spoiler on the back of the liner to fill some volume. A Booster Strap would pull "things" tighter together around your calf. I have skinny calves as well, I bought an InstaPrint Tongue (velcros right on top of the liner tongue) and this is an excellent way to take up some excess cuff volume. Probably can't work with the ID liner though.

Where you at FootLoose by chance?
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
I was the "Helm of Sun Valley" in San Jose. I have not installed any of the spoiler that came with the Krypton for now but maybe that could help.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

Some update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lionel_Bonnot View Post
Hi,

I got a pair of Dalbello Krypton Pro with the Gold ID liner last week while in CA as they are impossible to find where I live now (in France). I spent a long time in the shop over 2 days to get fitted. While at it I also got some Superfeet Kork custom soles made.

I have not skied the boot yet (will do this week-end) but after reading a bunch about it on this forum I have a couple of questions:

1) It seems that it is difficult for me to get the boot tight on my calves, during the fitting process we moved the buckle to the second position to get more leverage and with a different liner than the ID liner it felt more tight... Right now I still have maybe half an inch of movement aoround my calves. Is the the Krypton supposed to fit people with larger calves?

2) During the molding process of the liner no toe cap was used and it is definitely tight around my toes, maybe too tight but time will tell... In case I have to re-mold the liner in France I would have to get this done in a shop that does not carry Dalbello. Is there something specific about the Dalbello heater or can something else be used?

Thanks in advance.
Some update for those interested. After much debate and some talk with that ski shop in Chamonix I decided to re-heat my gold ID liner in an oven as it was the only option available easily for me. I used the toe box. Worked fantastic. I skied both this week end, what a difference a few millimeters can make.

Thanks for all the inputs here.
post #12 of 13
Lionel,
Thanks for the update. Glad to hear that the guys at Footworks were able to help as well.
Where were you skiing this weekend?
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
Lionel,
Thanks for the update. Glad to hear that the guys at Footworks were able to help as well.
Where were you skiing this weekend?
I was skiing in Vars. The guys in Chamonix just confirmed that heating the ID liner in an oven was fine.
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