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I need to know ASAP!!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the rush, but this deal isnt going to last another 12 hours. Im looking a buying a pair of skis currently drilled to fit a 27.5 boot. Im a 28.5. i dont know how many mm his length is and dont remember mine. Will this fit or do i have to re mount the bindings. Can i redrill when the holes are that close???

thanks in advance

mad
post #2 of 15
Impossible to say.

Would need to know:
1. Which bindings?
2. What length sole is on the 27.5 boot
3. What length sole is on the 28.5 boot
4. What postion the heel is on in its mount
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
well, i doubt ill get that info by the time the bid ends. But ill post it if he eventually sends it to me, and if he sends me the closeups of the edges and base. After speaking to my shop i think ill be fine.
post #4 of 15
Mad,

To answer this, you need to know the sole lengths of the boots. It's printed on the bottom or side of the soles. Some 28.5 boots actually have shoter sole lengths than some 27.5 boots. You may be able to look this up on line or ask here, hoping that someone reading this will have the exact same boots. For example, I have Lange L10s in 28.5 (BTW, the .5 is immaterial, as the shells are only made in full-size increments, so a 28 is the same shell as a 28.5) and my sole length is 323mm on boots from 2+ years ago, and 325 on last year's model (IIRC, which I think I do)

After that, you'll need to know what binding is on the ski, and how far in/out the heel piece is currently adjusted, to fit the 27.5 boot, to determine how much room you have to move it. Different bindings have different amounts of available travel. Plus, if it's at it's limit right now, then you won't be able to move it any further.

do you have access to this pair of skis, or is this on the internet? If you have access to them in a local shop, take your boots, and see if you can adjust the heel piece enough to fit with proper forward pressure. Too much forward pressure will cause pre-release issues.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
its ebay. so i dont have access to the skis. he said that he had them mounted for a rampage. I doubt that hes mounted them more than once, so if i need to redrill, i will be within the 3 limit. My current boots are 28 nordica grand prix's. i THINK my sole length is 326, but im not 100% the bindings he has on the skis are the look pivots. they are silver, not that that helps much. my guess is px 12's.
thanks
post #6 of 15
Is he selling the bindings with the skis?
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
yep
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by madmanmlh
its ebay. so i dont have access to the skis. he said that he had them mounted for a rampage. I doubt that hes mounted them more than once, so if i need to redrill, i will be within the 3 limit. My current boots are 28 nordica grand prix's. i THINK my sole length is 326, but im not 100% the bindings he has on the skis are the look pivots. they are silver, not that that helps much. my guess is px 12's.
thanks
The Look Pivots don't have a lot of travel. Send him a question on the auction and ask for his sole length, or at a minimum, brand and model of boot so that you could possibly figure it out. The lower-end the boot, the more likely it is to have a longer sole length because it'll have a thicker liner for more comfort. Race boots have shorter sole lengths.

I just thought of something. If the skis are Dynastars, they may have pre-drilled plates on them for the Look bindings, and this issue would be a non-issue. The bindings could easily be moved if necessary - no drilling required.
post #9 of 15
Even if they don't fit, they're going to be close. You could cheat when you remount the bindings by only remounting the toe piece. Yeah, your boot might not be quite chord center, but as long as you're close it won't matter.

Also, you didn't mention what type of skis they were. I'm sure someone would love to talk you out of buying them.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
theyre karmas. i was avoiding it for a few reasons, 1, so i dont get out bid ;-). 2 so i dont get yelled at. he is riding rampages, krypton if im not mistaken. ah ha, just found it, they are 316 sole length. thanks TGR.


ps, if i find out you outbid me, im coming for you
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by madmanmlh
ps, if i find out you outbid me, im coming for you
but you didn't even bid on them? uhhh...yeah...anyways the bindings were the p12s not px12s. you can tell by the bars on the side of the heel
post #12 of 15
so madman, did you get them?
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by JohnH
so madman, did you get them?
i dont think he even bid on them, and then the seller relisted them. good price though.
post #14 of 15
If we are talking about the same skis, they have been listed three times. The first time the price was 489, then dropped to 449. The second and third listings have dropped the price a bit more. I doubt he will go much lower. They are worth the current price IMO.
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
nope, i didnt bid on them becuase the jerk never emailed me pics of the bases, edges or bindings. Despite several emails, nada. i gave up on him and bought them new. found them for 417 at chrisite sports online. They should show up next week. Im currently up in the notch in VT hiking. I went to the Skirack warehouse sale and got a pair of the Rossi axial 140's for $150. I thought it was a good price and id rather support the local buisness than have to deal with it online.

Thanks to everyone who responded in record time. i was really close the buying them, but i didnt want to risk it.

Also, while at the sale i looked at new boots. I found that mt current boots are huge for me, theye 28's, but my foot fits a 26 shell. I was in shock. This new pair i get this coming season will be the first pair ive ever gotten new, all the other ones were from a used equip sale where i was never told that my boots are huge. I still young ish so my parents thought grow room was fine. This will explain a few things. Like why my feet and ankles hurt so much after a long day. Why i suck balls in bumps. Any why i was so tired after a run when my friend wearing the proper sized boots were fine. also why i had such a hard time initiating and holding an edge throughtout a turn.
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