I am right on the cusp as far as boot size goes... I wear a 26.5 or a 27 boot, depending on brand (26.5 in Scarpa and 27.0 in Garmont), and I am not sure which boot I will end up using with this binding. I feel like I should probably size up to the Standard rod but I am not sure. Any thoughts?
I don't know the answer. but I would like to know too.
I'd try the standard rod. It'd be better to have the rods screwed in farther, than have the threads sticking out too far, and creating a weak flex point in the rod. There's a little leeway with the sizing, but sizing up would definitely be the better way to go.