I just looked up the Krypto and now I might be leaning toward that, since it seems more focused on freeriding (nice suggestion!). What kind of runs did you ride it on over the weekend, and how did it perform? (obviously favorably)
BTW what bindings and boots do you have
I did a little research and came up with Burton Cartel + Burton Rulers. Thoughts, anyone?
I got a whole new set up this year.
I got Salomon F22 boots - Copped some from last year (wanted all black) for $150... down from $280!
Amazing amazing amazing... coming from Burton Rulers this was a huge step up. I never realized my old boots were cutting blood flow to my toes!! I can make this as tight as my strength allows me to pull the quick lace system and remain in total comfort. It stays put the rest of the day too. I wear 11.5 boots and the -1 size footbed keeps me on a normal Krypto at 252mm waist width (I was considering the MW if I got other boots).
Flow NX2-AT: Before my hiatus from snowboarding, I was about to make the jump to Flows. I got some Salomon SPX Pros instead, and I was very happy with them. However I have decided to steer more towards freeride exclusively, and wanted something stiffer. The NX2-ATs seemed perfect.
It took me literally 3-4 runs to get them dialed in and then I did not worry about them again.
The rear entry system is a very nice luxury. I am the only boarder in my group and just making my ski buddies wait for 1 minute to strap makes me feel... eh... like an old man being waited on. These are in instantly as I get up from the lift and I'm down the hill.
Comfort was perfect.... all day. Bindings are a great match with the boots. Compared to my old Burton Rulers + Salomon SPX Pros, this is a HUGE step up.
Now for the Board:
I am coming from an 05 Rossi RS - a stiff all mountain cambered deck. I loved this thing and still do, but I wanted to sample some of the technology that has emerged in the past couple years.
The Krypto has camrock (all mountain amptek) and magne traction. It took me a little bit to get used to how grippy the edges are with the latter. The first time I just totally thrown into my to edge was surprising.
The camrock is awesome. I went up to crystal mt where they had some fresh pow all week (though not as much as steven's). This thing floats just so much more effortlessly than my 161 RS with the rocker tips... It allowed me to go harder in steep and deep terrain than I normally would. The rocker tips also made this 163 board feel way smaller than my old 161.
Overall, I am very very happy with the board. If I ever become good enough... and worthy enough... in the coming years, I might upgrade to a Rossi Experience. We shall see.
Check out this review!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf6tRv5CKFs
and my setup!!!: