Originally Posted by Maine
I have been out of skiing for about 10 years, and this year I have started back into the sport again.
My skis are 11 years old and only have a handful of runs on them (they look brand new), yet the local ski shop will not allow me to use my Marker M29V bindings with any new ski boots.
He explained that some bindings can be reused and some can't.
Any idea if I should get a second opinion or does this sound about right?
I have no issue with replacing items that may cause a safety concern but this gear has hardly been used and looks new.
A second opinion is always a good thing...
Might find a place which has no problems working on them...
I've been hammerin on a pr from the same vintage, for a couple seasons now, and they weren;t even close to new when I got them...
not my only, but I don;t think twice when conditions call for the 'rock' skis which have these.
but thatz me...
you gotta make your own decisions
as for the tech side, as long as your boots conform to current boot sole stds, then the bindings will interface to them.
my guess is that there are a couple dozen peeps on Epic who prolly are still are ridin them in some fashion.
but again, you're in charge, you decide.
you buy the boots already? often a shop will become more 'liberal' when you are considering purchasing something substantial from them...