Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    183

    Difference in left/right binding mounting?

    I bought some boots from a ski shop and I got a free mount. So I had them mount the Kingpins on a pair of BC Noctas. Looks like karma of not mounting my own fucking skis came back to bite me and they mounted the left binding on the right ski and the right binding on the left ski. I don't think there a left and a right kingpin or a left and a right ski on the nocta, but when adjusting the din, do they adjust the right/left ski differently? I assume not

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    The Fish
    Posts
    3,076
    How do you know what binding is left and what binding is right???
    a positive attitude will not solve all of your problems, but it may annoy enough people to make it worth the effort

    Formerly Rludes025

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Methow Valley
    Posts
    795
    Quote Originally Posted by brundo View Post
    I bought some boots from a ski shop and I got a free mount. So I had them mount the Kingpins on a pair of BC Noctas. Looks like karma of not mounting my own fucking skis came back to bite me and they mounted the left binding on the right ski and the right binding on the left ski. I don't think there a left and a right kingpin or a left and a right ski on the nocta, but when adjusting the din, do they adjust the right/left ski differently? I assume not
    It depends on if you turn better to the right or left.....or you are over thinking it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    183
    Quote Originally Posted by Eluder View Post
    How do you know what binding is left and what binding is right???
    They put a sticker on there...any it was the opposite of what was printed on the skis. IDIOTS

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Central
    Posts
    480
    Is there crack involved in this story?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    183
    Quote Originally Posted by John_B View Post
    It depends on if you turn better to the right or left.....or you are over thinking it.
    Great, that's what I assumed

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Stumptown
    Posts
    5,873
    Lots of shops tweak the DIN on each binding so they release at the same torque values. Boot wear and differences in the springs can make them release slightly off their indicated DIN is what Iíve been told.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Lake Wallenpaupack, PA
    Posts
    740

    Difference in left/right binding mounting?

    Ski switch.??..

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    30,193
    Wear a helmet that doesn't fit that should fix it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    1,380
    I wouldnít ski them. Post in gear swap and explain this again.
    I might be a buyer tho - 190cm?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The Bull City
    Posts
    4,675
    I once had a student show up for lessons wearing two left boots. Rental shop FAIL! Never did find the other kid out in the hill wearing two right boots.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Mostly the Elks, mostly.
    Posts
    517
    Quote Originally Posted by brundo View Post
    I don't think there a left and a right kingpin or a left and a right ski on the nocta
    Quote Originally Posted by Eluder View Post
    How do you know what binding is left and what binding is right???
    uhmmm. yeah +1

    When mounting: I use left boot on left ski, right boot with right ski. Whichever binding is on the R ski becomes the R binding by default?
    (but my skis are RES and l/r specific).

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by brundo View Post
    They put a sticker on there...any it was the opposite of what was printed on the skis. IDIOTS
    I run a shop. Some liability insurance companies want you to label L & R skis to make sure they both get setup and tested rather than one getting tested twice. As far as I am aware, there is not a single normed boot on the market that doesnít have a symmetrical interface with the bindings. In other words, feel free to swap skis unless your skis themselves arenít symmetrical.

    Also, itís not out of the ordinary to have your bindings set differently. The indicators are really just a rough starting point, and we set the bindings to release at the same torque value regardless of what the indicator says(within reason of course)

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South of 49
    Posts
    865
    There is the faint possibility that the shop DIN tested the bindings with a proper machination,
    and hence, with great accuracy and much aplomb and zeal,
    determined that the right and left bindings calibrated differently for DIN settings.
    Then, by stroke of luck, and with much emphatic zeal,
    indicated which binding had what DIN calibrations,
    by marking them, with a removable sticker, as
    LEFT and RIGHT.
    Now, perchance did they give you a form indicating that the bindings were calibrated and tested?
    That form, rarely obtained from any but the best shops, does show DIN settings adjustment for
    Left Toe, Right Toe, Left Heel, Right Heel.
    It happens.
    This could be the culprit.
    I'm just taking a wild guess.
    GOOD LUCK
    In which case, all that matters is that the bindings are properly calibrated
    but it doesn't actually matter what ski they get put on, as long as you remember which is which,
    when you perhaps might want to change the DIN in the future.
    Because they probably set your bindings up correctly, but as we knows,
    DIN 16 to DIN 18 is the only truly viable settings for
    ultimate retention.
    Now, if the DIN is the same setting on both bindings,
    then it really doesn't matter unless,
    there really are left and right handed bindings.
    Anything is possible.
    Anything.
    [KURTZ] Hinterstoisser, you heavy bastard.
    [HINTERSTOISSER] You need to do more push-ups, Kurtz.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    In a parallel universe
    Posts
    4,495
    The short answer is, i'm pretty sure you're gonna die...
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Some day.
    .
    In the meantime, go skiing and don't overthink it.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South of 49
    Posts
    865
    Quote Originally Posted by brundo View Post
    I bought some boots from a ski shop and I got a free mount.
    What do you mean by 'mount'?
    [KURTZ] Hinterstoisser, you heavy bastard.
    [HINTERSTOISSER] You need to do more push-ups, Kurtz.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    西 雅 圖
    Posts
    3,270
    Neither the Kingpins nor the Noctas are left-right specific, regardless of what's printed on the ski, but I have seen cases where the tech toe fittings are molded in slightly off-axis on one boot and only align correctly on one ski of the pair.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    6,414
    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Wear a helmet that doesn't fit that should fix it.
    and be sure it's red. buy it from gregl.
    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    5,114
    Just ski switch. Duh!



    These recent binding threads have to be trolls right? Or are people really this stupid here?


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Or are people really this stupid here?
    Yes

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Colorado Front Range
    Posts
    3,176
    Quote Originally Posted by gregL View Post
    Neither the Kingpins nor the Noctas are left-right specific, regardless of what's printed on the ski, but I have seen cases where the tech toe fittings are molded in slightly off-axis on one boot and only align correctly on one ski of the pair.
    My Maestrales were an example of this. If I switched left/right, the heel fittings were off center relative to the heel pins.

    ... Thom
    Last edited by galibier_numero_un; 11-14-2019 at 01:31 AM.
    Galibier Design
    crafting technology in service of music

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •