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Tech couldn't mount freeflex bindings on Vist plate - WTF?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

My bsl is 335mm which is max for the vist plate. He said the screws were right inline with the plate screws and it wouldn't work. The vist rep said it should work.

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

 

 

Johnny

post #2 of 6

I'd take the word of the tech, since he probably put your boot in a jig, lined it up, and discovered the binding screw locations overlap the plate screws making it impossible to mount the binding in the correct position.  The VIST rep is probably making an educated guess without knowing exactly how things line up for the specific binding you have.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Exracer, the Vist rep said he was very familar with freeflex bindings and was pretty matter-of-fact about.

 

post #4 of 6

At a 335mm BSL I'm not surprised - IF by Freeflex you mean the Tyrolia Freeflex bindings.  If not, what exact binding are you trying to have mounted and on which Vist plate model?

 

BTW - If you really want to avoid this in the future and have your doubts about the competency of the ski techs then learn to mount your own bindings.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

I should be able rely on the Vist rep. I'm going to bring it to another shop and see what they say.

 

The shop I went to was my usual shop but a different tech.

 

Perhaps another brand of binding would work better.

 

 

 

Johnny

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

I went to another Tech and the same problem arose. The holes lined up right over the screws on the plate. FYI to anyone with a 335 bsl. The Vist plate with not work with Tyrolia freeflex bindings. I'm not sure the 330 will work either. I ended up going with the Look racing bindings.

 

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