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01-16-2010, 02:43 PM #1Registered User
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Shorten Naxo21 without cutting - advice?
Just found a cheap AT setup for my other half, except the bindings are a medium, she needs a small (I know i should have just bought a small, but im on a super tight budget!)
I have read that its fairly easy to cut down Naxos, but i found an alternative that wont require re-mounting the heel lock, just wondering what y'all think.
I pulled apart the heel piece to see how the slide lock mechanism works, i found that by filling down 1 notch (internal - not on the rail) i can get the heel to slide forward 1 more increment(4mm) - the mediums go down to 280, her boot is 277!.
Will this affect the security of the heel lock, or the general geometry, given that the load is slightly(4mm) farther forward? Or should i just cut them?
If i do cut them, should i take em down to a small? Im thinking only 20mm, that way the new screw holes are a little further apart than if i went down to a small - which places the new rear screw right in between the old front holes. Are there any limits to how close new screws should be to old holes?
Any ideas/opinions would be greatly appreciated.
01-16-2010, 03:41 PM #2
I would just cut them so that the binding has a smaller footprint on the ski. In fact, I would just cut them as short as possible.
01-16-2010, 05:31 PM #3
ya, cut 20mm, mount as smalls, problem solved.
that way the bindings work as needed, no parts changed, no parts to break and then try to find more parts.....
PM me if you need DIY info on cutting them
01-16-2010, 08:13 PM #4
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