View Poll Results: Do you use Binding Inserts?

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  • Yes, I use bindings inserts and recommend them

    16 25.40%
  • No, I've never used binding inserts

    39 61.90%
  • No, I've used binding inserts before but don't recommend them

    8 12.70%
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  1. #1
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    Question Do you use binding inserts or buy a new pair of bindings for every ski?

    I'm wondering if I should start using inserts like Quiver Killers or Binding Freedoms so more of my money can go to new skis rather than bindings

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElementofSurprise View Post
    I'm wondering if I should start using inserts like Quiver Killers or Binding Freedoms so more of my money can go to new skis rather than bindings
    I went through an insert phase. They work as advertised, but I got sick of swapping bindings. I'd still use them if I traveled a lot and wanted to bring multiple skis (or one ski with multiple bindings), but that's about it.

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    I usually buy a ski in off season avec binding and skin for a smoking good deal like 1800 $ mrsp for 600 no tax
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    My kingdom for a lightweight, universal tech binding mounting plate system that is quick on/quick off with no requirement of tools and introduces no slop to the system. I've tried a custom mount plate with pre drilled holes that would mimic the insert system and found after just a few swaps that it's just too time consuming.
    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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    I've mounted skis with them and I really like the idea of them, but I always end up just getting another set of bindings for each new pair of skis.

  6. #6
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    I'm using inserts in all my skis. I have to travel to ski, so it's much easier to pack for the flight, easier to store when I'm home. Swapping bindings everyday will be too much, but swapping them for a trip is not that difficult. Also I easily fit 2 pairs and 1 binding + some gear in 50 lbs limit, so it's also a benefit.

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    Do you put old tires on a new car?
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    I use them when I fuck up mounting my own fucking skis.


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  9. #9
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    Mounting your own fucking inserts after fucking up your own fucking mount seems like a monumental fucking mistake.


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  10. #10
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    I've used them when remounting clamps for shorter BSL or different position on the skis. I'll typically enlarge 2 holes and put insert in them so they can be re-used and drill 2 new holes. It's probably slightly better than drilling 4 or 8 more holes in a ski.
    I have several pairs with inserts which I mounted with the intention of swapping the bindings but it never happened, as others have said I just got more bindings...

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    Do you put old tires on a new car?
    I think a better analogy would be swapping seats between cars

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    Put them on my wifes skis because 1) she loved the skis, and 2) she pretty much skied lift serviced during the main ski season and then starting in April skied backcountry through June. So for that instance it worked pretty well to do minimal swapping.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    This place needs a search function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    I use them when I fuck up mounting my own fucking skis.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    I've mounted skis with them and I really like the idea of them, but I always end up just getting another set of bindings for each new pair of skis.
    This is where I always end up as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by ElementofSurprise View Post
    I think a better analogy would be swapping seats between cars

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    More like changing from your 3 seasons to snows.

    I'll mount a pair of skis (alpine), and possibly (later on), mount touring bindings on them to see how they tour. Several of my skis have dual mounts for this reason.
    Quote Originally Posted by HukuTa_KydecHuk View Post
    I'm using inserts in all my skis. I have to travel to ski, so it's much easier to pack for the flight, easier to store when I'm home. Swapping bindings everyday will be too much, but swapping them for a trip is not that difficult. Also I easily fit 2 pairs and 1 binding + some gear in 50 lbs limit, so it's also a benefit.
    Really good packing approach.

    All of my alpine mounts are MNC as well, for added boot compatibility - especially in an air travel context.

    I'd have no problem traveling with only my Zero-Gs, two pairs of skis, a pair of Wardens, and Vipecs (skis packed flat).

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    They work fine. But having enough bindings is better.

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    Hey now, its just when there is a spinner.


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    I rip the groomed on tele gear

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    They are really nice for having to travel by commercial airplane for ski trips... quiver of 3 pair of skis but only 1 pair of bindings in my ski bag. Space and weight efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    Do you put old tires on a new car?
    I've never bought a new car that came without tires. Please fill us on on those details. Regardless, bindings are more like rims than tires. Do you only use new boots with new skis?
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

  20. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    This place needs a search function.
    I did search, a lot of the threads I saw were from 2010 and 11 so wanted a more recent opinion

    Plus it's the off season so who gives a damn

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    I usually put two or three bindings on each ski. I find a mix of old and new gives the best results

    That way you can still ski if a few friends from out of town unexpectedly drop by.

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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    Do you put old tires on a new car?
    Do you put new tires on an old car?
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElementofSurprise View Post
    I did search, a lot of the threads I saw were from 2010 and 11 so wanted a more recent opinion

    Plus it's the off season so who gives a damn
    we give a damn when the data hasn’t changed, buddy.
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    Can't vote, no option. One of the few reasons to still tele (aside from getting all the hairy granola chicks to myself), plates are king! (for lift served)

  25. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    we give a damn when the data hasn’t changed, buddy.
    Oh ok, I'm sorry for asking a ski related question on a ski forum
    Last edited by ElementofSurprise; 06-28-2019 at 08:57 PM.

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