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11-19-2011, 12:07 PM #1Registered User
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- Feb 2011
Sleeve Used For Stripped Screw in Binding
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Just got a pair of DPS Wailer 112's and being in San Diego, there are not a lot of shops that mount bindings. I took them to REI, where I purchased the bindings and long story short, they messed up the install. One screw on each of the heel plates is stripped. They are proposing using a sleeve for the stripped holes to re-mount the heel piece and are offering a 50% refund on the bindings in the amount of $150. The head tech guy seems like a good guy and says that once they try this, if he has any doubt that it will not be as strong as normal, he will order me a new pair of skis immediately. Should I allow them to try and fix the mistake or should I insist that they replace the skis? I don't want to be wasteful and have them throw out a perfectly good pair of skis if the fix will be just as good, but if it is all a red flag having a sleeve used on each ski, then I will push them on it. I've checked around the internet and it seems that an epoxy'd sleeve will be fine, but figured I'd check with TGR. Any input is greatly appreciated.
11-19-2011, 12:22 PM #2
Sounds like a pretty stand up shop,lots would just install the insert and send you on your way without you ever knowing until you pulled the bindings. Make sure they are going to helicoil the stripped hole and not just pound in a plastic plug-insert and you should have no problems at all.
That being said ive used the plastic pound in inserts on my skis and never had a problem with them pulling out but most will tell you they are inferior to a helicoil.You dont stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing
11-19-2011, 06:19 PM #3Registered User
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- Jun 2009
I think the plastic inserts are stronger than a helicoil if we are talking about the same thing. There was a thread on this a while ago with all the pullout strengths for normal, inserts, helicoils, etc
I would take what the shop is offering, the skis should be fine. I've had things like this happen before and they were fixed similarly. Big ups to the shop for being up front about it.
11-19-2011, 06:32 PM #4
^ agreed. +1