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Thread: Re-mounting old skis?
12-19-2004, 09:23 AM #1
Re-mounting old skis?
I have some BD miras with regular look alpine bindings. I am going to purchase some freerides and get those mounted on the same skis until the spring when i can afford new skis. Is it bad practice to re-mount bindings on my Miras? Should I trust the shop to do it even though they RARELY sell any rando gear?
12-19-2004, 10:44 AM #2
remounting a ski a second time is just fine, 3rd time not too bad if the holes are a long way apart.
mounting a ski is about the same no matter if it is for tele, AT, or normal alpine, If they have a jig, it is just fine
12-20-2004, 12:21 AM #3
As long as they have a jig you should be fine. If they don't have a fritschi jig I would go somewhere that does. There are very low tolerances for mistakes with fritschis. Even having a slight bend in the jig will mess things up. What happens is the bar doesn't mesh very well with the lock down lever. Problems can range from annoying sounds to not functioning properly.
12-20-2004, 09:11 AM #4
Just to repeat the sentiment, in theory if they have the jig and/or just pay attention to what the hell they are doing, it should be fine. After they are mounted, however, I would double check your fit/adjustments and toe height just to be sure before you go out and load them up."Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
12-20-2004, 09:31 AM #5
i would trust everything the ski shop guys say, and do whatever it is they tell you. they ARE professionals.
just to second the above, for sure check everything they did, from the tightness of the screws, to the forward pressure, DIN, toe height, etc...
12-20-2004, 09:37 AM #6
I mounted my NAXO's by hand with the paper jig provided in the box. I was aware of the risk I was taking, but I knew I was going to do a better job than the shop. I double and triple checked everything before drilling & tightening, etc. If you are comfortable with doing that and have the proper bits/tools, I'd say do it yourself. At least you will have more confidence in how it was done. What helped me is that I measured my topsheet graphics and used markings in teh graphics as vantage points and centerlines. That all depends on your skis."Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
12-20-2004, 10:38 AM #7Originally Posted by MOHSHSIHd
Best place is Neptune's. I had my At gear mounted at Boulder ski deals
last year and they did it wrong: first turn on a icy chute near Moffat
my ski released and I slid head first toward a huge rock!! I only saved
myself because I managed to spin around and hit it with my feet...
When I took the skis to neptune's they showed me how the binding was set wrong. I will take downhill skis to them, but not backcountry stuff.
12-20-2004, 10:56 AM #8Originally Posted by Alek
12-20-2004, 01:10 PM #9
Just got my new freerides mounted to my K2 AK Enemies. Can't wait to try 'em out, should make for a sweet b/c setup.'09/'10: 69