• Dalbello Lupo SP ID 2014

      • Review by DingoSean on Dec 02, 2014 @ 6:42 PM
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      • Review:

        This boot is a sidecountry skier's dream-boot.

        Simply put, if you like hitting some side country, or like shorter tours up low-moderate angle slopes, or take more value in downhill-prowace than a light boot for uphill ease, this is a killer boot for you

        Based on the Krypton boot line, the shell of this guy is made to be hard-charging and strong when going downhill, all while having an easy-to-use walk feature to 'unlock' the cuff for touring uphill, or even just walking back to the car/apres sessions.

        Durable and well respected 3 piece design, comes with toe and heel plates and a rubberized section under the foot which will help a lot when using this boot for climbing or riding around on sleds with. Strong cuff strap, and interchangeable tongues. Intuition liner as well, so this boot will fit great.

        Simple Orange/Grey/Black motif; this boot looks pretty good, and doesn't really distract much - especially when covered up by your pant legs.

        Strong in and out of turns, you can totally ride this boot in any condition, but it really does work best when turning at high speeds. Not a world cup racing boot, but it is plenty for most riders in variable terrain.

        The walk mode releases the cuff pretty well. Not as much range of motion as dedicated backcountry boots, but this boot is also based on a freeride boot, so it's mostly made for the guy who's not going on supremely long tours, or going uphill for a long time. It's made simply for doing short, sidecountry tours, or some smaller backcountry stuff while being an excellent downhill performer.

        As far as park goes, it's fine. It's a good boot for doing just about anything, and if you like a stiffer park boot, this would be a decent jack/of/all/trades situation.

        Boot fits pretty true and average accross the entirety of the shell, and is an easy boot for a bootfitter to manipulate to fit just about anyone if work is required - as has been the case on all Krypton and Krypton2 style shells that Dalbello has championed for a decade.

        If you're looking for a boot to race with, or hit almost only park, this might not be the boot for you... additionally if you're really looking for an AT boot, this has too little of cuff motion range and is too heavy for those guys doing 3k ft/1000m+ foot climbs... but for those who want a good all-around do anything boot that they'll almost never outski? This thing is absolutely on the money.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
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    • Name:
    • Lupo SP ID
    • Manufacturer:
    • Dalbello
    • Year:
    • 2014
    • Gender:
    • Neutral
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Width
    • Narrow
      Wide
    • Comfort
    • Uncomfy
      Comfy
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
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