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post #61 of 86
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

THIS and if there is less than an inch behind your foot (more like 1/2"-3/4") you are in the correct shell size, just maybe the wrong shaped boot. So if you are in a correct shell size, you can do the mount because most (example) 26.5 shells are w/in 5mm of each other 305 +/-5 (301mm Full Tilt to 310mm Tecnica Cochise). 

I'm not 100% positive I'm in the correct shell size. The 26.5's feel snug but I estimate an inch and a half behind heel when I shell fit.

post #62 of 86
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I'm not 100% positive I'm in the correct shell size. The 26.5's feel snug but I estimate an inch and a half behind heel when I shell fit.

1 1/2" is too much. You very well will "right size" your shell fit to a shell that fits the shape of YOUR foot. 

post #63 of 86
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Update:

 

Saw that bootfitter and got myself a nice pair of Tecnica demon 110's although I have the nagging feeling I might need to bring them back an knock out some toe room. I know they're supposed to be eye-poppingly tight, and that the liner will pack out, but I think I have some bad pressure-points on the front of my toes and I undersold just how tight they actually were to the tech (who was supremely helpful, experienced, and knowledgeable I might add). BSL is 300 on the mark so I'm good to go with the old holes. Picked myself up a pair of marker griffons (found some for only 117$!)

 

So the plan is to pick up some of the long drying JB weld and dab a bit in the holes with an exacto knife just to make sure as I mount and I should be all set!

post #64 of 86
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Originally Posted by Nikoras View Post
 

Update:

 

Saw that bootfitter and got myself a nice pair of Tecnica demon 110's although I have the nagging feeling I might need to bring them back an knock out some toe room. I know they're supposed to be eye-poppingly tight, and that the liner will pack out, but I think I have some bad pressure-points on the front of my toes and I undersold just how tight they actually were to the tech (who was supremely helpful, experienced, and knowledgeable I might add). 

What better place to kick off my annual fact-finding drive about why boots must be designed to require more toe and/or forefoot room in a large majority of cases. Not that I expect an answer, but it's always fun to compare human feet to boot designs.;)

post #65 of 86
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I'm thinking it could just be a pressure-point specific to me and normal people toes can handle being a bit jammed to the front. I have a tough time because typically 26 size shells are too big but 25/.5 shells are a bit tight. Boot manufacturers must really hate my foot size. We did try a bunch on. They said they'd do work like that free of charge too so hopefully it doesn't come to that (the drive to the shop was pretty killer) but it wouldn't be the hugest of deals.

 

On an unrelated news their shop (ski stop in MA) was BUSY...like the whole shop was crammed and, hour and a half wait for bootfitting busy. it was worth the wait though. I guess I'm not the only one excited for this winter.

post #66 of 86
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Originally Posted by Nikoras View Post
 

Update:

 

Saw that bootfitter and got myself a nice pair of Tecnica demon 110's although I have the nagging feeling I might need to bring them back an knock out some toe room. I know they're supposed to be eye-poppingly tight, and that the liner will pack out, but I think I have some bad pressure-points on the front of my toes and I undersold just how tight they actually were to the tech (who was supremely helpful, experienced, and knowledgeable I might add). 

What better place to kick off my annual fact-finding drive about why boots must be designed to require more toe and/or forefoot room in a large majority of cases. Not that I expect an answer, but it's always fun to compare human feet to boot designs.;)


How about with statue feet?

post #67 of 86
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Guess I'm Egyptian by foot heritage.

post #68 of 86

fancy schmanshy othotics can't beat duct tape

 

 

post #69 of 86
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Guess I'm Egyptian by foot heritage.

Me too. Who comes up with this stuff.
post #70 of 86

Based on those diagrams I better have a long talk with my mother.

post #71 of 86
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Originally Posted by Nikoras View Post

Guess I'm Egyptian by foot heritage.

Me too. Who comes up with this stuff.

 

Sculpture critics.

post #72 of 86
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Having a little trouble with some of the previous binding holes. Some of them seem a little shallow which is perplexing to me considering the previous screws SHOULD have been going the required depth. I'm taking a powerdrill and some JB weld to it. What is the recommended drill bit? I've heard 3.6 mm but that seems too narrow.

post #73 of 86

I'd grind down the screws a little instead of drilling deeper.

post #74 of 86
Thread Starter 

Just with a file? They're holding pretty damn tight but are up to half a cm short but varying. Some of them are even fine.

post #75 of 86
There are different length screws for the bindings. Perhaps you need to get some shorter screws.
post #76 of 86
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The screws are the ones that came with the bindings and I seem to be putting them in the only order that actually makes sense. I have the front brackets in with a little minimal additional drilling, I can probably do the same to the back and just JB weld it a good amount just to make double sure they'll hold. My hands are all bruised and blistered from trying to screw them so hard :P

post #77 of 86

I'd use a grinder to take them down a little if they are close.  But, screwing them in by hand isn't something I'd be messing with.  I'd use a screw gun with a loose torque setting so they don't spin..

post #78 of 86
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I could use a philips head drillbit but I'm afraid of stripping the screws. Especially if the screw isn't going deep enough. I can't imagine a world in which those screws are coming loose though I put them in there really really tight.

post #79 of 86

Umm those screws aren't phillips head.  They are posi drive heads.  It is a much fatter and less flared + shape than regular phillips.  You could very well strip them out trying to use a phillips head bit or screwdriver.

 

You should be using this!

 

post #80 of 86
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I was using a pozi drive. slip of the tongue/keyboard.

post #81 of 86

Well if they are bottoming out be sure to grind down the screws or drill deeper if you can guarantee that you won't hit p-tex doing so.  Driving a screw in longer than the hole is deep will pop up the bases.

post #82 of 86
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Just ordered a 3.6x9mm drill bit to take the guesswork out. I figure that'll be nice to have around in the future too. More than penny-pinching I like the process of acquiring skills (and tools) like this.

post #83 of 86
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Originally Posted by Nikoras View Post
 

Just ordered a 3.6x9mm drill bit to take the guesswork out. I figure that'll be nice to have around in the future too. More than penny-pinching I like the process of acquiring skills (and tools) like this.

I've used wood blocks as depth gauges/limiters to keep from drilling too deep when tapping and drilling skis.

 

 

Slidewright sells bits that have stops built right in to the drill bits.

post #84 of 86
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Yep, that's the same thing I ordered except from these guys. http://www.tognar.com/binding-drill-bit-alpine-and-nordic-adult-junior/. In hind sight I should have picked up a 4.1mm for future with metal skis.

post #85 of 86
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

I've used wood blocks as depth gauges/limiters to keep from drilling too deep when tapping and drilling skis.

 

 

Slidewright sells bits that have stops built right in to the drill bits.

 

Great solution. I have used tape around the bit but always worried about it slipping.

 

I don't mount enough skis to get special ones with the stops built in. It is a moot point though as I'll be working in a shop this winter and will have everything I'll need. :-)

post #86 of 86
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Finally mounted up and ready to rock! Gotta hand it to marker, they make their bindings a breeze to mount up and adjust.

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