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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Could you buy and mount the bindings on a ski whitout knowing the exakt lengt under the boot? And not having the boots yet.
post #2 of 19
No. They need the boot sole length to mount/adjust them correctly.
post #3 of 19
Depends on the bindings. Some of them where toe and heel are supposed to be moved for/aft (mostly on rails) don´t need the sole length.
That´s also why you can buy sets and systems regardless of the buyers boots.
The heel of most standard bindings may be moved about 20-25mm fore/aft so that the binding can theoretically accommodate 3 boot sizes. It is desirable, though, to know the exact sole length because/if the toe gets fastened with screws.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by narrowduke
Could you buy and mount the bindings on a ski whitout knowing the exakt lengt under the boot? And not having the boots yet.
You can definitely buy the bindings before you buy the boots. I wouldn't mount them, though.

From what I can tell, the ski shops that include mounting when you buy skis and bindings will let you come back later for the mounting, e.g. after you have boots.

If that's your situation, ask the ski shop. Just keep the bindings in the box (and hang on to your receipt) until you have boots.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by narrowduke
Could you buy and mount the bindings on a ski whitout knowing the exakt lengt under the boot? And not having the boots yet.
Is there a reason that you think you need to do this?
post #6 of 19
Although you might be able to get away with it without too much trouble depending on your binding, in order to save yourself potential headaches later, don't mount them. You can still buy them of course, just wait until you get your boots to do it. Also, I doubt you'd find any good shop willing to mount bindings without having your actual boot there to test with.

The shop should be happy to mount the bindings after you've bought them, just mention it to them at the time. Also, in my experience, lots of places will mount/remount your bindings for free when you buy boots as well.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Becouse I want to buy a pair of skies on the internet. And I dont have a pair of boots yet! Does Marker 14 free have the "rails"?
post #8 of 19
wow, man.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by narrowduke
Becouse I want to buy a pair of skies on the internet. And I dont have a pair of boots yet! Does Marker 14 free have the "rails"?
No. Markers Free, as wel as Tyrolia Mojos are two-piece bindings which require toe mounting according to the sole length.
post #10 of 19
Did you read the gear FAQ? It might be a good idea...
Later
GREG
post #11 of 19
You should not buy 191 mantras. Sorry.

Kevin
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Becouse I dont know alot about bindings and boots?
post #13 of 19
Ever think about trying a cross country setup including cross country boots for alpine skiing?
kidding
post #14 of 19
If you've found a deal that you like, go ahead and buy the skis and bindings. Simply wait for your boots to mount them. This will allow them to be mounted properly and to get a release check for the bindings.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Coach13
If you've found a deal that you like, go ahead and buy the skis and bindings. Simply wait for your boots to mount them. This will allow them to be mounted properly and to get a release check for the bindings.
indeed
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Do you think the place were I buy the boots, but not the brand new skis will mount them?
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by narrowduke
Do you think the place were I buy the boots, but not the brand new skis will mount them?
They will.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by narrowduke
Do you think the place were I buy the boots, but not the brand new skis will mount them?
any decent ski shop should be able to mount them. Get a good fitting on your boots. They are the most important tool to your skiing!!
post #19 of 19
Any reasonably competent ski shop will mount the bindings for you. That should include the place you buy the boots, because you should buy the boots from a reasonably competent ski shop.

They may (or may not) charge you extra for the mounting, but (i) it shouldn't be a lot, relative to the price of all this stuff you're buying and (ii) it's worth it.

Unless you're confident in your ability to adjust and check your bindings, you'll want to have them adjusted to fit your boots and checked anyway. Hold off and have the ski shop mount them after you buy your boots, rather than getting them "approximately mounted" first.
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