Converting a SNS-BC boot to fit into an NNN-BC binding

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Converting a SNS-BC boot to fit into an NNN-BC binding

Postby montrealer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:29 pm

I stopped by my local outdoors store tonight and they had some boots on sale for 50% off. I bought the Salomon X-Adventure 8 (hefty, SNS-BC) and Madshus Vidda (light, NNN-BC) with the intention of trying them on at home and returning one of them.

Well, they both fit really well and I'm tempted to just keep them both. I don't yet have any BC skis, but would prefer to stick with 1 binding system if I can.

Looking at the bottoms, it seems that the SNS-BC would fit the NNN-BC binding if I just carve out the two grooves. The bars look pretty much identical and are the same height. The only other difference is the toe of the NNN-BC boot seems to protude out a bit more.

Has anyone done this? I've attached a photo, the SNS-BC are on the left and the NNN-BC on the right.
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Re: Converting a SNS-BC boot to fit into an NNN-BC binding

Postby nxski » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:22 pm

All I can say is good luck... The brands do everything in their power to stop them from being compatible with each other, so I doubt it will work, but you never know. If you have any warranty issues, you will be in trouble though.
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Re: Converting a SNS-BC boot to fit into an NNN-BC binding

Postby montrealer » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:06 pm

Turns out the Salomon boots didn't fit so well after all. I kept them on for a few minutes one day and noticed that the heel portion was too narrow and after about 5 min my arches started to hurt. If this happened while sitting on the couch, I doubt it will be better on the trail.


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