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Can bindings be adjusted to fit someone else's skis?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hoping they can't. Having a hard time telling a relative that their never-ever girlfriend CANNOT use my 3 year old (still feel new to me) Legend Exclusive skis. I'm hoping her rental boots will not fit in my bindings and he'll just have to spring for ski rentals also.

Please, please, please tell me that my bindings are different than the rental bindings, and they can't adjust them to fit someone else's boots (unless they're almost identical in size) without remounting.

TIA

DEP
post #2 of 11
Depends on the bindings and the bsl difference in your boots and hers.

IMO a never ever is better off with the rental skis just because they'll be "slower" which is what she wants when she takes to the hill the first time.
post #3 of 11

Binding Adjustments...

You are correct...
Once a binding is mounted form the shop, U have a ski balance point in which the Drill Jig alines 2 with the bottom of ur boot. Plus u would have to adjust the DIN of the binding. The best way for progression in the sport is to rent to ur ability (ease of turning and camber response) I hope you sold ur case cuz it would be a HUGE mistake to barrow ur gear...
post #4 of 11
You let other people use your skis and a beginner at that.
post #5 of 11
It would not hurt your skis for her to use them, but even if the bindings fit the rental boots, the skis are wrong for a beginner. They must have very non-responsive skis, or the will have a really horrible day.

Skis for very good skiers need to respond to that skier's inputs. Low level skiers put both right and wrong inputs into the skis, so the need skis that don't respond much to those inputs. The very good skier expects a face plant when they make the wrong movements. The beginner won't have a clue why they're upside down on the snow all day.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks, guys!! Definitely need some ammo -- have not said "yes" -- but haven't been able to say "absolutely not, over my dead body!" It's a bit touchier since I'm dealing with an in-law. Even though these are probably intermediate skis, not advanced, they definitely ski better with a bit of speed and a "go there" mentality. (Thanks forever to BB).

Take care. Happy weekend and good skiing for all you lucky ones!

DEP
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by DEP
Please, please, please tell me that my bindings are different than the rental bindings, and they can't adjust them to fit someone else's boots (unless they're almost identical in size) without remounting.
Strongly depends on the binding, but in nearly all cases the cost of doing this the safe, acceptable way will exceed that of a rental ski for a weekend.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Depends on the bindings and the bsl difference in your boots and hers.

IMO a never ever is better off with the rental skis just because they'll be "slower" which is what she wants when she takes to the hill the first time.
sksi should be waxed and tuned for anyone...
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
sksi should be waxed and tuned for anyone...
Strongly agreed, new thread in 3 2 1....
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by DEP View Post
Hoping they can't. Having a hard time telling a relative that their never-ever girlfriend CANNOT use my 3 year old (still feel new to me) Legend Exclusive skis.
Skip the boot/binding arguement. Talk about ski length. The Legend's are too long. The never-ever needs shorter skis to learn on.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by tsproul View Post
Skip the boot/binding arguement. Talk about ski length. The Legend's are too long. The never-ever needs shorter skis to learn on.
Definitely. Those are wildly inappropriate for a first-time skier. Too big, and probably very hard to turn with beginner technique. Some nice short rental carvers are the way to go.

If it's a touchy issue, it might be easier to tell them that you'd have to pay for the bindings to be remounted and the DIN to be adjusted -- twice -- and so it would be cheaper for them to just rent for a few days.

If they don't want to rent because they're going to ski for ten days or something, you could actually consider buying a used pair of beginner skis for her.
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