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How much adjustment in a mounted Salomon STH 14 Driver

post #1 of 5
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If I were to happen on a nice deal for a pair of skis with Salomon STH 14 Drivers mounted on them for a 305mm sole 26/26.5 boot would I have enough adjustment to accommodate a 29.5 boot? Just generally speaking... I know boots vary in sole length from size to size so no guarantees (and mine haven't been delivered yet so can't measure them right now) but I am completely in the dark about how much wiggle room is in that binding when mounted. If it's 20mm... no issue, if it's zero then SOL. Just looking for a reasonable guess.

 

If it is unlikely to be adjustable by enough, would the gap be too close to the existing holes for a re-drill and mount or is it just a $50 problem at a local shop?

 

No hurry... but bidding ends soon so ... please hurry :)

 

--Thanks

post #2 of 5

I don't have that exact binding, but it seems very unlikely that there would be sufficient adjustment range to fit the boots without remounting.  Most bindings I've used have about 10mm of adjustment range. the difference between the average 26.5 and 29.5 boot is 30mm.

 

On the bright side, you should have sufficient room to redrill.

post #3 of 5

Unlikely.  I wear 29.5 Nordicas and they have a BSL of 335mm.

 

The new Salomon STH2 bindings have a larger range of adjustment but I'm not sure even those would adjust from 305mm to your new boots.

 

Also, as you adjust the heel of the bindings you're moving your mount point rearwards on the ski by half the length of that adjustment.  Moving 30mm would result in you being positioned 15mm further back, which is more than enough to affect the dynamics of the ski.  Might work for you, might not.

 

The general rule of thumb is you can mount skis three times without a problem.  The new holes should be far enough from the old mount that you'll be fine if you go ahead with a remount.

 

Good luck.

post #4 of 5

I think about 2cm adjustment range, which means if they were mounted in the middle of the adjustment range for a pair of boots, you can go one cm bigger or smaller.

post #5 of 5
like said most likely a remount is needed and you should have no issues keeping the boot center at the line if that's what you want

the sth14 has 19mm adjustment range, so just like oldgoat said
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