Is there any technical necessity for the vendor to have access to the customer's boots before mounting the bindings? This is my first ski purchase and the shop I'm dealing with requires I sign a waiver and ship both boots to them. I bought two sets of skis (for me and the wife) so that means shipping 4 boots across the country. I questioned the necessity of sending both boots and he backed off and allowed as how one would work but he preferred two. Still, the shipping cost is almost $100.00
I don't know diddly about this subject but it would seem that the only real decision you need to make when mounting bindings is whether to place them in the center or not. Wouldn't knowing the overall boot size be close enough? Bindings adjust to the owner's size and skis don't have lefts and rights so there's at least a 50% chance that I would put them on the "wrong" foot anyways! And what if I buy new boots next year?
This seems like an overabundance of caution and/or ass covering n'est pas?
Please educate me.