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  1. #1
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    Adrenaline trouble shooting.

    I am trying to troubleshoot a pair of Adrenalines with a friend.

    They worked fine until they didn't.

    On one ski, the binding was so hard to move forward that she broke a pole or two. It was consistently the same ski, so I don't think her problem was icing.

    She brought them to a shop. The tech backed off some screws- maybe just the rear two shouldered screws. This caused it to engage and disengage more easily, and, predictably, introduced slop.

    I call BS on this solution. Something changed between when they worked, and when they didn't. And I doubt the problem was some screws screwed themselves in deeper, and just needed help to get back to their original position. And, now those screws are not set- nothing really holding them in place.

    So- any thoughts on this?

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    Frame bindings suck
    Git yur friend on pins
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    Detritus in sliding mechanism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    Frame bindings suck
    Git yur friend on pins
    Preaching to the choir.
    An obvious solution to any fram binding problem- But these are also work skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    Detritus in sliding mechanism.
    Had to google it.

    Visually it looks clean, and I would hope to god a shop tech would have cleaned it, but......

    Are we talking just a cleaning, or do these things ever need to be pulled off and buffed out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHTELE View Post
    Had to google it.

    Visually it looks clean, and I would hope to god a shop tech would have cleaned it, but......

    Are we talking just a cleaning, or do these things ever need to be pulled off and buffed out?
    Did he remove it or just loosen screws? Click image for larger version. 

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    FWIW, mine don't slide real well either, I just actuate mine by hand tho.

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    sounds like the slots are too skinny, the screws too fat, or the chamfer at the head of the screws isnt long enough to allow the plate to move freely beneath the head of the screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    Did he remove it or just loosen screws? Click image for larger version. 

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    FWIW, mine don't slide real well either, I just actuate mine by hand tho.
    My understanding is that he just backed off the screws. This, to me just sounds like a bullshit approach.

    For starters, it introduced noticeable heel slop. And, if they weren't too tight last year, they didn't just tighten themselves.

    The slots on her heel plate have more wear than yours with a bit of ovaling on the forward end.

    Sounds like removal and a serious cleaning are in order. What is a good dry lube?

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