Boot Sole Length
The ski boot sole length is critical to mounting bindings to skis, and is typically very easy to find. This measurement is the length of the sole of your boot, from the very tip of the toe to the very back of the heel and is measured in millimeters (which is why the number ends with an “mm”). The boot sole length is embossed into the plastic shell of your boot, so the number matches the color of the plastic, but sticks out like braille. Most manufacturers place this number on the left or right side of the heel, sometimes on the bottom. Be careful not to confuse your boot sole length with your mondo size though! For example, a person with a size 27.0 will have a boot sole length of around 317mm, not 270 mm. If you need assistance finding your boot sole length, feel free to give us a call at 877-861-0777 and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help!
The mounting position of your ski bindings changes the way your skis preform in different situations. Most skiers who ski varying terrain with varying snow conditions prefer a traditional or factory recommended mount. Those who ski predominantly in the terrain park prefer a true or core center mount to evenly distribute swing weight. For skiers who purchase a strictly powder ski, setting the bindings back a centimeter (or a few) have an easier time floating as the ski has more area in the tip.
Traditional/Factory Recommended: this option is best for skiers who want diversity, giving them the ability to ski any and all terrain and snow conditions.
Core Center: this option is ideal for skiers who are purchasing twin tip skis for park use, but the skis are NOT perfectly symmetrical (ie: 113/88/109). In a core center mount, our technician mounts the bindings in the direct center of both contact points.
True Center: this option is ideal for skiers who are purchasing twin tip skis for park use, and the skis ARE perfectly symmetrical (ie: 113/88/113). In a true center mount, our technician mounts the bindings in the direct center of the ski, measured from tip to tail.
Set Back (-): this option is perfect for skiers purchasing strictly powder skis. Setting the stance back a few centimeters gives the ski more room in the tip, providing the ski with better flotation. Be warned, if you plan on skiing your skis on packed or groomed snow conditions with a set back stance, your skis are more likely to feel unstable and chattery which is why we recommend this mounting position for those skiing strictly in powder.
If you need advice selecting your mounting position, please give us a call at 877-861-0777 and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to assist you!