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Adjusting bindings for new boot size

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone!
I plan to buy new boots (Salomon X-Wave 10) to replace my old X-Wave 6 which are too soft for me. However, there may be a small problem.
My old boots are of size 26.5, and the ones I'm going to buy are 26.0. It's not that my foot size has changed throughout the 3 years that I've owned the XW 6. I think I was simply not cafeful enough in finding a good boot and a good fit back then.
So, now I'm faced with having the bindings on my 2 pairs of skis set to sole length 305 mm. Do sizes 26 and 26.5 of Salomon boots have different sole length?
From what I've googled, the answer is no - they both have sole length of 305 mm. However, I couldn't find any solid info on that - just bits and pieces everywhere. Hence my decision to to consult the all-knowing community.
Thank you very much!

p.s.
It's not really related to the nature of the question, but sort of to introduce myself: I'm 22, 70 kg weight, 6'1'', level 7-8 skier, with Dynastar Omecarve 09 (Look p10) as my first ever ski and this years spanking new Volkl Karma (Rossi Axial 2).
post #2 of 7
26.0 and 26.5 are the same exact shell with Salomon. Now, the only difference with Salomon in these two boots is the footbed, in all honesty, before you shell out $$ new boots, is there a way to stiffen your current ones up?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
How can one stiffen a boot? Mine bends too low when I'm carving and doesn't quite ive me the support. Does a footbed have anything to do with the way the boot bends?
post #4 of 7
A footbed can affect the flex IF it raises or lowers your ankle out of alignment with the cuff, don't worry about that, it's not what makes your boot too soft.

What would make your boot stiffer is rivets. Bolting the upper cuff to the lower boot will stiffen things up. You probably should just upgrade to the X wave 10
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice! But I've decided to take everything they can give me from XW6 this season, and then decide on the next boots.
Tried them on today, they seemed not that soft as they seemed in the end of 05/06 season.
post #6 of 7

Boot Size

heD. When contemplating a binding size change. Don't worry about 26 vs 26.5 instead look at the boot length size i.e., you state 305 on your old boots. Irregardless of 26 or 26.5 what is the boot sole size of your new boot is it also 305. If its not a small movement may be necessary. Also check b inding for right fit of other differences in boots. Do you have your binding instructions, read them on adjustments. I you don't have get them at your local shop, they usually throw away plenty of them.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by heD View Post
How can one stiffen a boot? Mine bends too low when I'm carving and doesn't quite ive me the support. Does a footbed have anything to do with the way the boot bends?
rivet the shell, Install fron spoiler. Install a bigger powerstrap. try a triple booster strap.

there are probably many more!
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