I am new into the forum as a member, but have read the posts occasionally for several years. Now chimed in with You in hope for insight on Syndicate Hardshells.
I am recovering from a back surgery done a year and a half ago and looking forward to ski this season. Had a bad lower back disc bulge while waterskiing that needed to be taken care of. I live in Finland, Europe and the season is pretty darn short over here...
Now decided to update my bindings. I ski on a Fischer #1 yellow with double Approach bindings (and no, the bindings did not have anything to do with the disc bulge
). The bindings are worn out, so need to update. I have decided to go for HO Syndicate Hardshell with HO vMax ChopTop rear.
The problem is that I am not sure about the binding size. My foot is size EU43 (or to be exact size EU42 ¾). It seems to fall in between sizes of US8-9 and US10-11 as it equals to US9 1/2. My hockey skates, alpineski boots and running shoes are size US 9 ½. My Approach's have been of size L and sure M would have been too small (though preferably the bindings could have been slightly smaller). I have pretty wide footbed, so need some room there. I did ask about the sizing from HO, but did not get an answer. No chance to try different sizes locally. About to order size US10-11, any opinion on this?