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Moving boot bindings forward on ski using boot size adjustments

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Hello All, long time reader, finally had a question I could not find a straight answer to in searching.
 
It is a ski binding question, the subjects of which are past their coverage at the ski shop so any adjustment has to be done myself.
 
The bindings are demo style, with a fixed mounting point but fully adjustable to adult boot size, with uniform, metered sequential size increments. The skis are unisex, the owner is female, and she is finding them more difficult to initiate turns. 
 
Rather than remounting the bindings, could I simply move the bindings as a set slightly (5-10mm) toward the front of the ski using the boot size adjustment? 
 
My thought is that bindings mounted forward are easier to turn, bindings mounted further back are better for powder and stability?
Or does this not apply since the binding mount itself is not changing?
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Hello All, long time reader, finally had a question I could not find a straight answer to in searching.
 
It is a ski binding question, the subjects of which are past their coverage at the ski shop so any adjustment has to be done myself.
 
The bindings are demo style, with a fixed mounting point but fully adjustable to adult boot size, with uniform, metered sequential size increments. The skis are unisex, the owner is female, and she is finding them more difficult to initiate turns. 
 
Rather than remounting the bindings, could I simply move the bindings as a set slightly (5-10mm) toward the front of the ski using the boot size adjustment? 
 
My thought is that bindings mounted forward are easier to turn, bindings mounted further back are better for powder and stability?
Or does this not apply since the binding mount itself is not changing?


Hi Spring, welcome to Epic.

 

It's certainly possible to play with position on a demo binding, and you've identified the way to do it. I've done it on a pair of MX83s.  In the end, the skis were too long for me (or for my skills), but it was a pretty instructive exercise. 

 

If the bindings are no longer indemnified, though, you'll want to be careful. There's a reason shops won't service them.  Plastic can degrade, and bindings have been known to explode on the hill when the plastic gave out. Not pretty; potentially dangerous. The owner may want to look into a different ski — shorter, and more forgiving — rather than gamble with an old binding.

 

Here's one of our articles on ski sizing (which I'm guessing is the issue):  http://www.epicski.com/a/choosing-a-ski-length

 

Good luck.

post #3 of 4
Which binding?

I have a pair of Marker "demo" bindings that are fully adjustable as described, but the toe and heel pieces always move together. You can adjust for bigger and smaller boots, but the boot center position always stays the same on the ski.
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Note that the BSL setting on demo bindings is an approximation. You need to know how to tell if forward pressure is correct and may have to adjust the binding a notch or two from the stated BSL to achiece correct forward pressure. Also, any change in performance without remounting will be minimal. Finally, if the binding is no longer indemnified, get new bindings.

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