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  1. #1
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    Official Jigarex thread

    I didn't see a jigarex specific thread yet. Here it is.

    I bought one back when they were offering an initial group buy here on the forums. I have had mostly good experiences with it. It has saved me and my friends money on paying a shop to mount bindings.

    Please post your experiences or questions here. If you haven't bought one yet, buy it here.

    http://www.plinyequipment.com

    Also, if you are interested in letting people try out the jig please say where you are located and what plates you have etc.

    I am north of Seattle. I have the following plates:
    Dynafit vertical/plum guide
    Salomon sth2 wtr
    Tyrolia
    Binding freedom sollyfit/dynalook
    Marker baron/duke/tour non epf
    Salomon sth regular
    Marker griffon squire etc
    G3 ion
    Last edited by zeroforhire; 12-03-2014 at 11:06 AM.

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    I luv my jiggyrex.
    watch out for snakes

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    Got one, yet to use it on my new skis... after a few more plates to go with different bindings.
    Life is not lift served.

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    Only complaint: too easy and fast ..... not enough time to enjoy more than a single beer.

    Marker EPF Baron/Duke/Tour
    NTN freeride (pink plates)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Only complaint: too easy and fast ..... not enough time to enjoy more than a single beer.
    Drink beer #2 while detuning edges and waxing?

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    I thought there was a thread, but I'm too lazy to search.

    If you're used to shop jigs, Jigarex is a little unrefined. A shop/manufacturer's jig is definitely better. Not a lot better, but a little better.

    But if you're used to paper templates or similar, this thing is about 1000X better.

    I've mounted about 6-10 pairs with mine so far and it's definitely worth having if you and your friends mount a lot of skis.

    East Denver
    Salomon STH
    FKS/PX/Axial
    Small Guardian/Tracker
    22 Designs
    Dynafit Radical

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    I thought there was a thread, but I'm too lazy to search.

    If you're used to shop jigs, Jigarex is a little unrefined. A shop/manufacturer's jig is definitely better. Not a lot better, but a little better.

    But if you're used to paper templates or similar, this thing is about 1000X better.

    I've mounted about 6-10 pairs with mine so far and it's definitely worth having if you and your friends mount a lot of skis.

    East Denver
    Salomon STH
    FKS/PX/Axial
    Small Guardian/Tracker
    22 Designs
    Dynafit Radical
    I remember seeing some in gear swap. I can delete this if it is cluttering stuff up too much. No worries.

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    I remember seeing some in gear swap. I can delete this if it is cluttering stuff up too much. No worries.
    That is both droll and funny. Nice one.

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    I came to this thread expecting to see a bunch of shop mags bitching, I forgot that tgr is full of dentists who can't get a decent mount at any of the ski shops in the tri-state area and have resorted to using paper templates and furious caliper measurements. I can image why there is all the pro jigarex talk.

    At the shop I worked at last season the owner tried to cheap out and not get a salomon jig for the sth2. No sth2's were sold until the official jig was procured.

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    I like it, but wish the centering was more accurate. I have had to use shims and a ruler sticker to get really good mounts.

    Granted, for regular dynafits this isn't a problem, only truly an issue for non adjustable race bindings where 2mm off can mean the binding doesn't fit the boot right.

    I wish the Plum race template included heel holes for 165 and 185. It seems silly not to.

    I've got to measure toe spacing for the race bindings, but I have a feeling that they aren't the correct spacing(26.5x30 vs 27x30) and because of that I wish I could just buy heel plates when that is all that has changed for most dynafits.

    Edit to note that I have the following plates:
    Dynafit V
    Dynafit R
    Plum 135/145
    Hagan ZR
    Marker Duke EPF

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    I've had factory jigs, and now use the Jigarex. As long as you take your time, I think the Jigarex can be comparable in mount accuracy. At the end of the day, it's more about the end-user's skills and experience in combo with the jig being used. I've seen some real horror-mounts done with manufacturers' jigs too.

    I love my JR!! And lobstahmeatwad - that needs to be a t-shirt!!
    Gravity. It's the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmaio View Post
    I like it, but wish the centering was more accurate. I have had to use shims and a ruler sticker to get really good mounts.
    Can you elaborate what issues you've encountered?
    I've not got to using my JR yet but the point of purchasing it was to get a good quick easy and accurate mount.

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    I can't talk for anyone else, but in my practice mounts I have decided wrap a length of electrical tape round the ski and jig just to keep it super still on the center mark. The clamps hold the ski edges ok, but not as well as they hold a length of uncambered 4x1 with thick rough sides.

    edit: I am not implying that the tape is needed to get a good centered mount. More so that I am paranoid.
    Last edited by neck beard; 11-03-2014 at 04:59 AM.
    Life is not lift served.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcpnz View Post
    Can you elaborate what issues you've encountered?
    I've not got to using my JR yet but the point of purchasing it was to get a good quick easy and accurate mount.
    There is some play in the centering mechanism, so mine is about 1-2mm left of center in the rear(not so in the front). What I have done is put a small shim on the pad as necessary and it has been OK. I highly doubt you will not see this mounting any binding but a tech race binding and I don't bother fussing with it when mounting other binding types.

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    I like the tape wrap idea. I'll do that on the next mount.
    Gravity. It's the law.

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    I have an OG Jigarex and all of the plates have the guide tubes held in with the old style star but/washers (super technical description, I know). They do wiggle a bit when mounting, haven't caused any trouble, but the ocd in me gets nervous every time.

    Can I purchase the new style guide tubes that are held in place with an actual nut?

    Without having to purchase all new plates?

    Will they fit into the old plates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iscariot View Post
    I have an OG Jigarex and all of the plates have the guide tubes held in with the old style star but/washers (super technical description, I know). They do wiggle a bit when mounting, haven't caused any trouble, but the ocd in me gets nervous every time.

    Can I purchase the new style guide tubes that are held in place with an actual nut?

    Without having to purchase all new plates?

    Will they fit into the old plates?
    ??? Pic?

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    I needs me badly some G3 ION plates so I can take my new skis and new bindings on an upcoming trip.

    Quote Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
    I like the tape wrap idea. I'll do that on the next mount.
    If anything, I like the way it stills the very slight fore-aft rocking movement that comes from the jig sitting on the camber.

    Any prospective buyers should not be reading product doubt into this. It is just my inexperienced paranoia talking.
    Life is not lift served.

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    Drop in and I'll mount them for you. Oh, wait....

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    I'd gladly pay you in beer and tell you lies in exchange for a mount. Oh, wait...

    (you guys should come ski here in early-mid Dec, free accom)
    Life is not lift served.

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    Completed with a Jigarex.

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    Plates:
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    Salomon
    Dynafit Radical
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    Nicely done. Did you use the plates as your tap guide?

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    No. I use the speed tapping handle and find you can be pretty dang accurate being vertical using that freehand.
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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