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06-23-2012, 09:11 PM #1
what kind of screwdriver thing...
Do I need to take the screws out of the broken volcano on my dynafits? It looks like a weird star shape, and a regular phillips wont do it.. they look a little stripped, too.. and where would I get such a thing at 8 pm on saturday?? I need to do this tonight
06-23-2012, 09:26 PM #2
Star drive. Home depot has them. There are different sizes. Just get a multi driver with an interchangeable bit set. They have a super cheap one with a ton of bits in the cheap bin by tools, which will work fine.. 8 bucks maybe.
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06-23-2012, 09:30 PM #3
ok, now I need real help. I got a screw driver from my neighbor....I specifically asked the shop if stuff was going to pop out when I unscrewed the broken volcano... they said nope, its just the plastic piece.. shit popped out my whole binding is a mess now I might have lost a piece and I need them to work tomorrow morning
06-23-2012, 10:51 PM #4
Back off the vertical release setting to zero first
06-23-2012, 10:59 PM #5
Sounds like you found the right tool (Torx #10). Like Steve says, you should have backed off the vertical release to "0" and then maybe 1/2 turn more before you took off the top plate, but live and learn.
Read these instructions: http://www.wildsnow.com/articles/dyn...breakdown.html
There aren't that many pieces - look at photo #6 from the top in Lou's article, crawl around on your knees and find anything that's missing, and re-assemble as per instructions. The binding will work fine except for high climbing mode with a broken volcano if one of the screws isn't compromised (assume this is an ST heel). If the break is through one of the holes in the top plate (usually the front right one) you will want to replace it before skiing it.
PS Sorry I didn't introduce myself at A.S.S. - you told me about falling in the schrund but not about the broken binding!
Edit: Oh, back the vertical release screw out of the little square nut so that only a mm or so is showing before you try to put it back together.
06-23-2012, 11:12 PM #6
. . . and don't tighten the screws too much when you put the top plates back on, they strip fairly easily.
06-23-2012, 11:20 PM #7
The broken volcano is unrelated to the fall in the hole..
I hardly remember any names from ASS.. I was a little shook up then fed liquor...!
06-23-2012, 11:27 PM #8
Try pulling them out with a pliers. The screws also break easily. I think you can get replacements from Dynafit. I found a T10 from the electronics store in a small hand mount less likely to break things.Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
06-23-2012, 11:30 PM #9
06-23-2012, 11:31 PM #10
Sounds like they are stripped.
06-23-2012, 11:33 PM #11
I don't think I stripped them! Is that bad? how do I fix that?
06-23-2012, 11:46 PM #12
Sounds like they're stripped. Backcountry Essentials and/or Fairhaven bike+ski should have, or can get replacements.
If you can't wait, there's a chance that Hardware Sales on James St. has something that will work until you get the factory screws. They're a crazy good hardware store.
06-23-2012, 11:51 PM #13
the screws are fine.. i have lots of extra screws... its that the screws don't stop turning.. two of them... I took out the two screws that do stop turning, and pulled on it, and it seems like the non stopping screws are holding??????
Dynafits are a pain in the ass. I do not like messing with things with small parts.
06-24-2012, 12:50 AM #14
It's usually not the screws, but the threads in the plastic heel piece body. Some people have luck with stuffing epoxy or JB Weld in the holes and putting the spinners in gently, but remember that the only thing holding your heel to the ski is the heel pins and the only thing holding the pins in is the plate and the only thing holding the plate in place is those 4 screws. It's probably more of a risk if the spinners are the two in front.
Ski touring is a PITA. It's sweaty and dangerous and full of details and choices that could be really important somewhere down the road . . .