Two days ago we began our testing of the re-designed Dalbello Krypton Two KR Pro, a 3-piece boot that’s earned some real credibility over the past five seasons. And just last year, Nordica came out with a very similar boot, the Firearrow F1.
Also a 3-piece design, the Firearrow has replaceable heel and toe pieces, a wider 100mm last (though shims can be added to reduce the width to 98mm), and a more upright cuff angle (like the KR2). In order to optimize lateral energy transfer, the Firearrow’s boot board is drilled into the lower shell, which is extended farther up into the cuff. All and all, the Nordica may be bringing the same performance of the narrower Krypton to a wider range of skiers with the Firearrow.
We didn’t get the chance to review the Firearrrow last season, but our interest has obviously remained very high. So we’re excited to be checking it out now, and especially along side the Dalbello KR2.