Originally Posted by Alohaed
B) Dumb question. I am thinking of taking advantaged of the end of season, upcoming summer, low prices for skis. I know when buying skis in a store, they take your boots to set up the bindings for them. Do boot AND bindings size come into play? Unless for children? If I buy skis online, having bindings mounted, any shop should be able to set them up for my boots?
No dumb questions — only questions that haven't been answered.
I'm not sure what you mean by "Do boot AND bindings size come into play?," but I'll advance some information.
Used skis first:
If you're buying used demo skis (skis set up for customers to try out), they'll come with bindings that adjust to any boot size. The heel and toe pieces of the binding are mounted on a track, and they move forward and back.
If the used skis aren't demos, bindings mounted to the ski will usually have to be removed and remounted to suit your boot sole length. That can be done a limited number of times (you don't want too many holes!).
If you're buying new, and the skis come with bindings (not all do), you're good. The local shop will mount the bindings to the ski.
Yes, your shop (most shops) will be able to set up your bindings; they'll need your boots to do that.