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Everything I've found says the minimum boot sole length for the Viva 8.1 is 270.  My wife's boot is a 265.  Any way to make it fit or is the information that I'm finding online not valid?

 

Thanks.

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Not to be condescending, is her boot sole length 265 or is the mondo point 26.5? This can often be confusing.  If you are not sure the BSL is on the lower part of the boot and is followed by mm. If the boot size is 26.5 the mm would be around 305. Hope this helps, if youalready had the right number, I apologize.

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Originally Posted by savechief View Post

Everything I've found says the minimum boot sole length for the Viva 8.1 is 270.  My wife's boot is a 265.  Any way to make it fit or is the information that I'm finding online not valid?

 

Thanks.


three options here...

 

1A) There is a minimum limitation of the IQ max binding. If you put the boot in and adjust the forward pressure, you should be able to get it to work. I would suggest bringing it to a shop for them to check and make sure that there is enough pressure that it will hold her in AND release properly.

 

1B) the bridge that connects the toe and heel can be trimmed at the last nubs to allow for a shorter BSL. 

 

2) Opt for the slider plate vs. the IQ Max system, this way you can put un a different binding that will actually be easier for her to step in than the Jester style heel, especially with that short BSL.

 

I would suggest #2 and opt for a slider plate and different binding. 

 

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three options here...

 

1A) There is a minimum limitation of the IQ max binding. If you put the boot in and adjust the forward pressure, you should be able to get it to work. I would suggest bringing it to a shop for them to check and make sure that there is enough pressure that it will hold her in AND release properly.

 

1B) the bridge that connects the toe and heel can be trimmed at the last nubs to allow for a shorter BSL. 

 

2) Opt for the slider plate vs. the IQ Max system, this way you can put un a different binding that will actually be easier for her to step in than the Jester style heel, especially with that short BSL.

 

I would suggest #2 and opt for a slider plate and different binding. 

 


I had to experiment with Option 1A with her current Volkl Gamma 724's to try and get her stance a bit farther forward.

 

As for Option 2, I'm guessing that it would involve buying the skis, a slider plate and a set of bindings.  Then mounting the bindings for her BSL on the new slider plate and  removing the existing IQ Max system and replacing it with the new slider plate and binding, right?

 

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I had to experiment with Option 1A with her current Volkl Gamma 724's to try and get her stance a bit farther forward.

 

As for Option 2, I'm guessing that it would involve buying the skis, a slider plate and a set of bindings.  Then mounting the bindings for her BSL on the new slider plate and  removing the existing IQ Max system and replacing it with the new slider plate and binding, right?

 


I couldn't tell from your OP if you owned the skis or were just looking at them. If you are trying to get her a bit forward, the Viva 8.1 has two mount points and theoretically you could also drill a 3rd. Some shops will give you the option of a slider plate/binding or the IQ Max binding. I have to do the latter for this exact reason. 

 

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I couldn't tell from your OP if you owned the skis or were just looking at them. If you are trying to get her a bit forward, the Viva 8.1 has two mount points and theoretically you could also drill a 3rd. Some shops will give you the option of a slider plate/binding or the IQ Max binding. I have to do the latter for this exact reason. 

 

 

No, do not own the skis yet, but am considering them.  Is combining the forward mount point with Option 1A (take up the 5mm with forward pressure adjustment) a possibility?
 

 

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No, do not own the skis yet, but am considering them.  Is combining the forward mount point with Option 1A (take up the 5mm with forward pressure adjustment) a possibility?
 

 

Bring your boots in when you go to purchase. I will say, that I don't recommend the IQMAX binding for someone with such a short BSL, you are better off with a slider with NX/Sth/Tyrolia/Logic type heel. The Jester style heel takes a lot of force to get in and I have seen numerous cases where women with BSL's user 270 have trouble getting in these heels. 
 

 

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