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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

so im quite an advanced skier, but this will be my first year im actually buying skis online so i need some help with things like "will this fit" and what not.

 

firstly im going to show you a pic of my cart of things i will get, feel free to make recommendation to what i should/shouldn't get, but what i really need to know is if my skis and everything will all fit together.

 

so my skis that i will be getting(i do park) are 171 cm, im 5'6 140, short i know, but are these a good size or should i get smaller?

 

The waist of the skis is 86 cm, the bindings are 90 mm and the brakes are also 90mm, so far does all this fit together?

 

heres a pic of my cart of things ill be getting.

 

 

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post #2 of 15

171cm is probably in the right range, but without knowing where you ski and what kind of skiing you do, it's hard to say.  From the looks of it, I presume you prefer park?

 

Those boots are equivalent to a US men's 10.5 to 11 street shoe.  I don't know many 5'6" riders who come close to that.  You should really go to a good bootfitter and get sized properly for the specific boot, after trying on a bunch of them.  It's worth the extra hundred bucks.

 

 

A 140-pounder does not need 16-DIN bindings.  If you want the Marker Royal Family series, think about the Griffon or Squire.  That's where to save the money you'll spend getting the right boots.  And the "90mm" is the brake size; there is no "binding width" size.

 

But if you needed brakes, Salomon brakes do not work with Marker bindings.  Not even all Marker brakes work with all Marker bindings.

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

aha yea, i have big ass feet ill give you that one, but i actually did get sized :P

 

umm yea i do park, and cool with the bindings, they are expnsive, my only question is, can you refer me in the direction of some brakes to get? 

 

also which of the squire bindings should i get?

 

 

these: 

http://www.skis.com/wide-brake-ski-bindings/c1000000018/marker-squire-schizo-ski-bindings-2012-p240697.html

 

or..

 

these:

http://www.skis.com/wide-brake-ski-bindings/c1000000018/marker-the-squire-wide-brake-ski-bindings-2012-p196359.html

 

 

post #4 of 15

Yea, boot fitter. I bought head boots online that were my shoe size and they packed out. No more controlth_dunno-1[1].gif

 

This year I had my boots fit by a boot shopicon14.gif

 

One Stop Ski Shop in Steamboat

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Malazan View Post

Yea, boot fitter. I bought head boots online that were my shoe size and they packed out. No more controlth_dunno-1[1].gif

 

This year I had my boots fit by a boot shopicon14.gif

 

One Stop Ski Shop in Steamboat



good to hear :P

post #6 of 15

The Schizo lets you move the binding forwards and backwards on the ski.  If you care, spend the extra.  I wouldn't.

 

I'm pretty sure any Marker Royal Family binding will ship with 90mm or wider brakes.

 

And seriously -- go to a boot fitter.  It's not just a question of measuring your feet; it's doing a proper shell fit on a variety of boots, and if necessary, working on them.

post #7 of 15

Have you actually been fitted into that exact boot model?  If not, you may be in for a rude surprise.  Buying boot online is very bad idea unless you have actually been fitted into that specific boot.  Go to a bootfitter, your feet will thank you.

 

I have Marker Schizo Griffon bindings on my Icelantic Shamans and really like them.  I rarely move the bindings now but did when I first got them until I found the location that suits me the best.

post #8 of 15
post #9 of 15

ya those boots are likely way too big. I wear 10.5 street and wear size 26 boots. similiarly a friend who is size 9.5 street wears 25.... get fitted. those are some expensive bindings. if u are doing park, you'd be better off with px12 or px14 bindings. They can be had for $80 at evogear right now -- with 80mm which can be bent to fit 90mm skis no problem...

 

use the extra money saved and go get fitted and have the bootfitter make u footbeds too. it'll be well worth the cash.

 

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post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 

i appreciate everyones posts here, i suppose ill spend the money to go get those boots fit :P but what are footbeds? curious.

post #11 of 15

It's a fancy name for insoles.  Usually, they're customized for your foot, but some people have success with Superfeet and other better-than-stock-but-not-custom 'beds.

 

http://skiing.about.com/od/skigear/p/footbed.htm

http://www.backcountry.com/store/dc/668/Backcountry-Alpine-Ski-Boot-Fitting-Guide.html#boot_footbeds

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

also, what kind of poles should i get? armada doesn't sell them on evo.

post #13 of 15
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also, what kind of poles should i get? armada doesn't sell them on evo.

Your cracking me up MM. Scott Team Poles, Duuuuh.

I think you would be happier here:  http://www.newschoolers.com/ns3/web/forums/forums.php

post #14 of 15

Whatever's cheap and fits you.

post #15 of 15
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Your cracking me up MM. Scott Team Poles, Duuuuh.

I think you would be happier here:  http://www.newschoolers.com/ns3/web/forums/forums.php


lol. thanks for the support

 

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