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Old bindings with new boots?

Postby Garny » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:41 pm

I have some old Rottefella NNN bindings (purchased new in 1996). I was wondering if they care comparable with new NNN style boots. Or would I have to buy a new binding/boot combo.

(I have a brother who wants give skiing a try but has a different size shoe)

Any help would be appreciated...

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Postby tundra » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:02 pm

It should be identical.

There is basically 3 types of new bindings and 2 subtype BC (back country) which is wider. So NNN boots should fit unless the binding is NNN-BC which needs NNN-BC boots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_country_skiing
There are three primary groups of binding systems used in modern cross-country skiing:

* NNN (New Nordic Norm) – including the new R4 NIS variant
* SNS (Salomon Nordic System) Profil
* SNS Pilot
Further variants to NNN and SNS are "BC" (back-country) standards, where the toe hold in the binding is wider and the bar in the boot's toe is longer and thicker in order to give further lateral rigidity. This added strength and rigidity is especially important with the stiffer boots and heavier skis used in backcountry skiing.
The existing variety of binding systems, none of which are compatible with the other

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Postby LewLasher » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:07 pm

When did NNN-2 (NNN II) bindings come on the market?

The original NNN bindings were not compatible with NNN-2. However, all later NNN bindings (except, of course, NNN-BC) are compatible with NNN-2.

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Postby Garny » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:29 am

Thanks for the info!

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Postby fishskicanoe » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:54 pm

The easiest way to tell if they are NNN1 vs. NNN2 is whether they have the dual ridges that extend to the heel. If they do, they are NNN2. If they only have the ridges under the foot and not the heel and have a separate heel plate they are NNN1 (or NNN BC, which is a completely other animal) and won't work with modern boots.
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Postby Magnus Johansson » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:59 pm

LewLasher wrote:When did NNN-2 (NNN II) bindings come on the market?

The original NNN bindings were not compatible with NNN-2. However, all later NNN bindings (except, of course, NNN-BC) are compatible with NNN-2.

I believe NNN-1 came in 1985 and NNN-2 in 1990.


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