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Question when getting bindings do I need to bring my boots in?

Discussion in 'Japan' started by argento, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. argento

    argento Hard Yards

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    never bought skis or bindings before and have just purchased by first pair of boots. Do I need to bring them in when I get my skis and bindings?
    cheers
     
  2. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Should just need to give the Boot Sole Length so they can mount them and then take one boot with you for final fitting.
     
  3. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    In theory that is fine but best to take one in
     
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  4. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    This, BSL stamped in boot may vary by a fraction. Also, some bindings may have a toe height adjustment.
     
  5. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    also reduces the chance of a mounting cluckter fust
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you have it, bring it.

    A shop can mount skis with just your BSL, but at some stage you will need the binding adjusted to your actual boot. So might as well get it all done at once.
     
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  7. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    also, only need to bring one boot in - provided you have matching boots ;)
     
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  8. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought you needed the left boot for the left ski and the right boot for the right ski? Makes no sense to just get 1 boot/binding fitted???
     
  9. crackson

    crackson Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Are you taking the piss?

    Skis can be swapped left to right while skiing. They are mounted identically.
     
  10. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Really? Cos my skis have different graphics on each ski. I always put the same ski on the same foot, didnt know you could/should swap them.
     
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  11. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

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    How many years weeks have you been skiing for Verm ?? :p
     
  13. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    fish not running in westernport today Verm?
     
  14. crackson

    crackson Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Swapping the skis balances the wear on the inner edges and gets you a bit longer between tunes.

    It's time to retire the Atomic 928's verm. Left and right skis were a terrible idea.
     
  15. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    I'll pay that one Verm. I appreciated it, even if others didn't.
     
  16. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    I must have 2 left skis; explains my punteriffic skiing
     
  17. hotsaki

    hotsaki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That sounds like a very difficult manoevre.
     
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  18. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good tip!
     
  19. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I heard a guy on a chair at Buller once telling his mates how he got 4 toe piece bindings fitted to his twin tips.

    I had to have a short break after that
     
  20. crackson

    crackson Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Took me a moment to work out what you meant there.

    I think I would have had to tell him.
     
  21. Tony the Tiger

    Tony the Tiger First Runs

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    I love how this is a habit ski shops have to ask for boots, but as a telemark skier our bindings don't adjust in length
     
  22. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Elan Amphibio? They are left and right specific skis due to the inside edge being a different shape to the outside edge.