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Questions on ski logo stickers and bindings?

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A) Anyone know where I can get Atomic and/or Volkl logo stickers for my car? I don't see any on their websites and guess I can Email them. Yet wondering if there are websites for this? Maybe any ski stores?
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?
Thanks all.
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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?
Thanks all.

 

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!).

 

New skis:

 

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.

 

Good luck!

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Most ski shops try to keep brand stickers around, often in a big jar at the register. Supply dwindles as the season runs down, however.

post #5 of 6

While there are no real size differences in bindings, there are different brake widths. You need to know that the bindings that you are buying come with a brake that is wide enough for the ski that you are buying.

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If there are ski festivals in your area or other snow related events like ski movies, if that vendor has a booth, they usually will have stickers. That is the best way to get multiple stickers at once. Usually the hard good booths at festivals near me are not crowded as typical casual ski folks are more swayed by the random swag and giveaways from resorts and timeshares and other more aspirational booths

Yes you may have better luck mailing the vendor, cause it's pretty standard marketing swag that they'll have lying around.

As far as your binding question, some bindings are wide and say requires ski of min xx width if you bought extremely skinny skis. Otherwise should be fine and as said above you just match the brake width. Online, if you buy everything they could mount remotely if you tell them your bsl. But you should to go to a shop to do final adjustment with your actual boot and have it tested.

If you go local, a store can mount if they are familiar with the binding and usually if they have the mounting jig. If they don't know it they may say sorry we don't do these. Usually if they sell it they know it. It's to your benefit that you go to a shop that knows and has done a lot of mounts of your binding rather than winging it and screwing it up. Just like you would prefer to take your car to a mechanic that has worked on your model of car a lot.
Edited by raytseng - 4/2/16 at 7:42pm
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