How wrong is my ski/binding/boot setup

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Re: How wrong is my ski/binding/boot setup

Postby FourthCoast » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:41 pm

Thanks for the response. I am also going through a re-entry into skiing. My daughter loves skiing so far. I am very happy for that. There is just so much to do in skiing these days. From what I remember racing was the only option here other than just going up and down when I was younger. Now the all the hills, even the local place with 5 rope tows, has tons of park stuff in it. I want to make tele turns. I want to ski natural hills out on public land. I want to learn to ride a rail with twin tips. I want to do just about everything other than more racing.

The Asnes Gamme 54 ski looks really sweet. Now I want one of those too! And the price on the USGI ski from Coleman's is hard to beat. I am not so interested in messing with kick wax but that seems like a great deal for a metal edge touring ski with some shape on it. It seems like I need at least two more pairs of bindings and two or three more pairs of skis.

Made some turns today on my old Alpine gear today. At least it is cold enough for the local hill to make snow.

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Re: How wrong is my ski/binding/boot setup

Postby FourthCoast » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:22 pm

If the mondo size looks good is there any reason why a ladies boot would not work for me? I weigh 208lbs.

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Re: How wrong is my ski/binding/boot setup

Postby phoenix » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:47 pm

Which boot? With many, the shell is actually the same as the men's version, just different cosmetics and a slightly different liner... which would likely pack out soon enough, and not much of an issue if they're foam liners.

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Re: How wrong is my ski/binding/boot setup

Postby FourthCoast » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:14 pm

Garmont Libero. I hope it is more or less a garmont excursion. What do you think?

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Re: How wrong is my ski/binding/boot setup

Postby FourthCoast » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:59 pm

I got some new (to me) scarpa T2s in mondo 27.5. It is very clear this will give me good edge control. The boot is much heavier than what I was hoping to have but at least now I should be able to turn.

I measured the wire on my switchbox x2s. It is 8 inches. This is consistent with the standard size on on voile's website. But even with the wires turned all the way in I do not get the pretension suggested by the x2 owners manual. Does this mean my springs are no good? Or do I need the short wire/rod? Voile says the standard is good down to 27.0 mondo.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: How wrong is my ski/binding/boot setup

Postby fisheater » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:41 pm

T2 is a really nice boot, I have a T4, but if I was thinking about doing some more resort skiing a T2 would be sweet. To me it sounds like the springs could be shot on your X2's. If you call Voile during business hours they answer the phone in Salt Lake City. Their customer service and tech support is excellent. They also have any part you need.
Good luck


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