Originally Posted by ant1
Thanks Mark, really appreciate you taking the time to explain that to me. Don't worry I was always planning to get a ski shop to reset bindings but just wanted to understand what all the numbers meant. Hopefully I will get these Atomics, planning a trip to Revelstoke in January......
I would be amazed if the bindings couldn't adjust out to fit 5mm difference in BSL. That would only happen if the mounter screwed up and didn't drill the binding with the adjustment set to the middle of its travel, OR these skis have already changed owners and the boots it was drilled for were even smaller.
99.9% of skiers will not notice a difference in ski handing from the boot center getting moved by 2 mm. In fact, I'm not sure how many shops will get the bindings mounted within 2MM of eachother- 2mm is about the tip of a pen. The skiers that claim they can feel a difference are probably full of it.
Even if this becomes a freak chance where they don't fit, a remount is not that big of a deal.
I would be slightly wary about the guy talking about using them in the park, landing switch, etc. Park skiing can be a but rougher on skis than normal off-piste use, but my concern would really be the state of tune. Park skiers will commonly detune the edges of the ski to keep the ski edge from grabbing rails, and even if they don't, rails will quickly dull the edges pretty good.
If I bought these skis I would ask about the state of the edges "Have the ever been detuned? How often were they railed?" and would also plan on investing in a tune.