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Adjusting bindings for new boots

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I just bought a new pair of boots and the heel length is slightly shorter than my previous boots. The difference is probably about 1 cm. I'm assuming I'll need to have my bindings adjusted for the new boots, correct?
post #2 of 12
YES.

Next question...

S
post #3 of 12
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post #4 of 12
See, WTFH... humor can spice up any internet forum...
Later
GREG
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
My question is serious. How much difference does there need to be in the size of the boot before you need to move the binding? I realize 1 cm likely needs an adjustment, but what's the cutoff? There's got to be some tolerance.
post #6 of 12
SK,
It depends on how snugly the old boot was fitting in the binding.
Normal practice would say: New boots = adjust bindings.
The toe height will need checked as well.
You will get ocassions where 2-3mm of difference between boots and they will still fit.

If in doubt, check.

S
post #7 of 12
I give about a 0.5mm (or 1 CH) tolerance for binding adjustment.

Hey Fox... Wasn't it around this time when you were giving us a countdown to your season's past North American skiing vacation? What's up, not going anywhere this year?
post #8 of 12
Beta,
No I'm not going anywhere before the academy, although I may go for a weekend break to Austria, we'll just have to see.
BTW it's 90 days until I arrive in SLC!

S
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by BetaRacer:
I give about a 0.5mm (or 1 CH) tolerance for binding adjustment.
Wow, so basically if you get new boots you better adjust your bindings. I bet a lot of people don't. I'll betcha many people think "if I can click in, they must be o.k."
post #10 of 12
SkiKing, I know I'm gonna get jumped on for being extravagant, but I have my bindings checked and tested at the beginning of every season (- without having new boots). The cost of having my bindings checked out and adjusted properly gives me a little extra peace of mind.
post #11 of 12
Quote:
Originally posted by bearberry:
SkiKing, I know I'm gonna get jumped on for being extravagant, but I have my bindings checked and tested at the beginning of every season (- without having new boots). The cost of having my bindings checked out and adjusted properly gives me a little extra peace of mind.
I don't think it's very extravagant, but if you bought your setup from a good local retailer, he should be providing this service for free or nearly so.

Ebay, you're on your own.
post #12 of 12
So, we're back to my original comment, yes you should get your bindings checked!

S
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