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Nordica Dobermann '05 problem with ski boots size 30.5

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hi

I bought Nordica Dobermann GSR '05 with VIST plate
On my old ski I have Marker Titanium 12 piston control and my boots size is 30.5
My local ski service told me that is not possible to mount because my
Ski boots are too big for my plate
I would like to know what my option is and how can mount my bindings

Thanks
Zoltan
post #2 of 16
I'm not sure of the size of the plate, but your service could very well be correct.

Out of curiousity, what size is your foot such that you need a 30.5 boot?
post #3 of 16
There must be some longer plates. Maybe look into the Marker Piston GS plate, which seems to have quite some length to it.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
My foot size is 30 I am 194 cm 100 kg
Is Marker plate going to fit on Nordica Dobermann GSR without drilling new holes or I need to drill new holes
post #5 of 16
30=US 13?

You should be in a boot at least 1 size smaller than your foot. I think I would get some boots that fit properly before pulling the plate off the GSR. You will need the control that a proper-fitting boot offers in order to drive those beasts. Search around here for threads on boot fitting and how to do a shell fit. Also, consider posting in Jeff Bergeron's excellent thread.
post #6 of 16
Another thought is that you could see what your shop says is the longest boot sole that will fit and see how close you are. Different brands have different boot sole lengths for the same size boot, if you're close, another boot might make it. Also, if you can fit into it, a smaller boot would definitely help with the performance and power you need to drive a ski like that
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
O that is great idea I can buy a big knife, chop my foot to fit
smaller boots and save some money on a plate

Thanks but no
post #8 of 16
Glad you're up for a suggestion. I was just assuming that if you're trying to ski a Doberman that you would also be trying to fit your foot into a boot that fits like a vise - the two tend to go together.

And the only reason people were questioning your boot size is that there are very few people out there who should actually be in a boot that big. I'm not saying you aren't one of them, how the hell should I know what size your foot is? You apparently missed what I said about the same size boot with a smaller boot sole if you're close to fitting on the plate.

Oh, and I would get a second opinion from another shop too ... I'm not sure exactly but I don't think a 30 should be big enough to not fit on the plate
post #9 of 16
Downsize those boots! You want it feel like a pair of Doberman Pinschers have their jaws clamped onto your dogs before you can really enjoy skiing race gear.
post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoltan Mirnic View Post
O that is great idea I can buy a big knife, chop my foot to fit
smaller boots and save some money on a plate

Thanks but no
The two above posts have pretty much covered what I was going to say. To illustrate what I mean, I have a size 12-12.5/30 foot and I ski a size 9/27 dobermann 150. That is a race fit, but a 1-1.5 finger fit for most people is 2 sizes smaller than their foot. The control that such a close fit provides is essential on such a powerful, precise ski.
post #11 of 16

Is it possible we're overthinking the problem here?

I read that he's got Marker Ti 12 piston i.e. with that piston prong that sticks out to the front.

I can see how that would not fit onto a plate.

What about a nice pair of Z12s?
post #12 of 16
Or 916s.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
So on the end all this fine experts are can not able to tell me is it possible or not
to install marker bindings on Doberman GSR skis with boot size 30.5
Should not be so complicated to fine out plate size and biggest ski boots you can fit on it
post #14 of 16
You're right, it shouldn't be. So call another shop and see what they say.
post #15 of 16
Measure the distance between the foremost and rear screw holes. Measure the length of the plate. As you say, should not be so complicated. I have a ruler here, but not your boots, bindings or plates.
post #16 of 16
Here:
http://racestocksports.com/marker.htm

Send PJ Dewey an email, he will know.
pjdewey@racestocksports.com

Don't expect us to do the legwork for you. The attitude will not gain you any respect with 4 posts.
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