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Mounting Bindings - Need Help - Wont Fit My Boots

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I am a newbie, and am currently trying to get my boots to fit into bindings. If I had to guess I would say that I bought the wrong skis.

My skis have two sets of holes for bindings, but even when I mount them in the widest set of holes, they wont fit my size 28 boots.

The ski says:
s: 15-35 4.1
a: 10-25 9.0
What does this mean?

If I had to guess I would say that I bought womens skis and they wont fit my boots.
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by nero View Post
I am a newbie, and am currently trying to get my boots to fit into bindings. If I had to guess I would say that I bought the wrong skis.

My skis have two sets of holes for bindings, but even when I mount them in the widest set of holes, they wont fit my size 28 boots.

The ski says:
s: 15-35 4.1
a: 10-25 9.0
What does this mean?

If I had to guess I would say that I bought womens skis and they wont fit my boots.
When you say "newbie" do you mean to this forum or to skiing in general? IMHO I would let the pros do the mounting of the bindings, considering the trouble that you are having. What skis did you buy and what bindings? This info may help those more knowledgeable with mounting bindings.
post #3 of 10
What brand are the skis and bindings?
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
This skis are atomic arc ex/l 533 extreme, and the bindings are tyrolia 650. If I had to guess I would say the skis are probably 10 years old.

When I say newbie, I mean as far as gear is concerned. I've skied several times each season for the past 10 years but never owned my own skis.
post #5 of 10
Your boots fitting have everything to do with your binding mount and nothing to do with the skis themselves.

Take them to a shop.
post #6 of 10
From what you are describing it sounds like you have an old pair of skis that have been drilled for two different binding mounts, both of which are too small to fit your boots, which means that in order to use them you will probably need to drill a 3rd set of holes, which is generally not advisable. As the others have suggested, you really need to take them to a shop and have someone who knows what they are doing look at what you have and then plug the old holes and mount the bindings in new ones if it can be done safely.
post #7 of 10
...the Tyrolia 650 is non-idemnified, don't bother with taking them to a shop.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
So the shop wont even work on them then? What if I bring just the skis and ask for another set of holes? I went to a shop today and they said 3 sets is just about the max - any more and it will destroy the integrity of the skis.

Judging by your responses I would probably be better off selling them and buying another pair.
post #9 of 10
I wouldn't even bother selling them. It's probably not a good idea to sell skis this old that have been drilled twice already.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by nero View Post
So the shop wont even work on them then? What if I bring just the skis and ask for another set of holes?
You are going to need tell them what binding you are mounting so that they can use the correct fixture to drill the holes. I doubt they will once they learn that the bindings are non-indemnified. It's a liability issue for them and a safety issue for you.
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