Thread: Manaslu Binding Freedom
11-04-2012, 04:39 PM #1
Manaslu Binding Freedom
I've been a short time member here and just scored a pair of Dynafit Manaslu's from Shorty_J for a great price so I though I should do something potentially stupid with them for the benefit of the TGR community.
I did a bit of research and this has not been very well documented so I though I would show you what I did.
Sorry about the crappy phone pictures
They had been drilled a few times:
Guess my warranty is void
Binding inserts installed
Epoxy is still wet
I'll be sure to post details once i've had a chance to try them out.
Big shout out to the TGR community for all the great tech info provided!
Last edited by ferniebiker; 11-05-2012 at 02:58 PM.
11-04-2012, 06:50 PM #2
11-04-2012, 07:13 PM #3
Nope, drilled the insert out to 6.5x9.5, tapped it, lots of epoxy and installed like you would on any other ski.
11-04-2012, 07:56 PM #4
^ That is so fucking sketchy. I predict that you rip the binding w/ inserts right out of the ski
11-04-2012, 08:00 PM #5
I'll be watching. I fixed two spinners with custom turned hardwood dowels. So far so good. BTW. I found that the recommended mounting decal did not work for my 320 bsl Garmonts. Also, word was to mount that model as far forward as possible.
11-04-2012, 09:21 PM #6
11-04-2012, 10:20 PM #7
I'm impressed. And I think it'll work great. The Dynafit factory inserts aren't really much of a step up from standard plastic inserts like the ones pictured below. They factory inserts are NOT T-nutted like K2 tele skis. I reckon this is an improvement over the factory inserts.
11-05-2012, 11:25 AM #8
12-04-2012, 02:26 PM #9
2 big days of touring and my bindings are still attached
03-06-2013, 11:49 PM #10
Is there any update to this setup? Just picked up a pair of Slu's and wanting to install inserts myself.
03-07-2013, 01:15 AM #11
These are mounted in the only location that would work since i'm on radical ft bindings.[/QUOTE]
I think you can move them forward by drilling all new holes. (At least) Some Manaslus have a pre-punched divot in front of the two most forward holes on the toe, which I assume they did so you could move a little forward with a rad or tlt binding. You could move the rear up to two cm forward it would seem if you really wanted to. Just a thought..."Laughter is the best medicine."-stizzmt
02-12-2015, 10:57 AM #12
I've put probably 20 days on this setup so far with no issues. At first I was concerned that with the Loctite, I may unthread the factory insert when I removed the bolts but this hasn't been an issue. I've skied them pretty hard (for the ski) a few times doing some 10-15 foot drops. So far so good.
02-13-2015, 12:26 AM #13