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Adjusting Marker IQ 4.12 binding to boot sole length.

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I bought a used pair of bliz mag 7.6 skis with this binding.

I want to adjust the binding to fit my boots. I have no clue how to do it and can't seem to find instructions anywhere. Probably to keep idiots like me from snapping their legs.

I have no intention of skiing on these until I have a shop do all my real adjustments later this fall, but I just wanted to click in them in the living room on the rug..call me weird.

Anyone willing to guide me?
post #2 of 19

what year model, does it have the short toe piece?

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
It's the 09 model I believe. It's the brownish graphics as opposed to the red. I do not think this is the short toe piece, but I could be wrong. I'll try and take a photo tomorrow
post #4 of 19

There should be one screw that holds the binding to the ski half way between the heal and toe piece. Take the screw out and slide the binding off the ski. On the underneath side of the binding track there are numbers that match your boot sole length. Adjust the heal and toe pieces to the sole length and you've got it.

post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Gosh, tha was so easy, I got caveman to do it...didn't even have to slide it all the way off. The numbers are on the top.
Thanks all
post #6 of 19

Glad you got it figured out

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Just for anyone's future reference, its actually even easier than removing the screw. There is a plate between the toe and heel held by a red clip. Pop the plate up by releasing the clip, slide the binding to the correct size, then snap the plate back down.

I don't think th screw has t be touched...
post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by WC68 View Post

Just for anyone's future reference, its actually even easier than removing the screw. There is a plate between the toe and heel held by a red clip. Pop the plate up by releasing the clip, slide the binding to the correct size, then snap the plate back down.
I don't think th screw has t be touched...


There are two different IQ plates, yours is the one that is usually used for demo. 

 

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 


that makes sense. it was a demo ski. 

Should i change the plate? 

 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

There are two different IQ plates, yours is the one that is usually used for demo. 

 



 

post #10 of 19

No need to change anything. Both the regular IQ binding and the demo set-up have the same toe piece and heal, just the plate  is different.

post #11 of 19

WC68, don't forget about the forward pressure adjustment, unless you are planning to take them to a shop before skiing.

post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yes, will shop them first. Would it ibe hard to set the din? MoRe thn a screwdriver?
post #13 of 19

I have a similar question.  I just bought 2011 Blizzard 8.1 demos online.  I received them last week and they look to be in great shape.  They are tuned and waxed.  These also have the demo bindings.

 

Anyway, my plan was to take them to the local shop to get the bindings adjusted for my boots and have the DIN set.  I spoke with the local shop and they want to charge me $80 to do that.  He said that this is considered a "remount" and is $80 ($40 if you buy skis from the shop).  When I said the bindings are already mounted and I just need them adjusted for my boots, he said that have to take off the bindings and remount them anyway to make sure they are mounted properly.

 

Does this sound right?

 

These bindings have the red clip (discussed above) and thus the size is easy to adjust and the DIN looks to be merely a screwdriver adjustment...can I just do this myself?  It looks pretty straightforward but then I am a newbie and thus if the $80 makes sense then I have no problem paying the local shop to get it done correctly. 

 

Thanks

post #14 of 19

IMHO, that is NOT right, it should be just an adjust and calibrate and should be in the $25.00 range. It sounds like you were talking to someone that is either A. Misinformed or B. Just does not care about customer service. I hop for the shops sake it was A and basically a mistake and can be remedied. 

 

You are right with the initial adjust for the BSL but the binding should be torqued to set your DIN. 

post #15 of 19

Your local ski shop is ripping you off if they want $80 to adjust your IQ bindings. Sounds like he has no clue how the IQ bindings work with the Blizzard setup. You can adjust the binding to match your boot sole length and adjust the DIN with a screw driver. Ask someone at any ski shop what the DIN recommended number is for your weight and you should be OK. I have the same demo binding and have never had a problem with adjusting them myself. To be on the safe side you can have someone check out the settings when you go skiing.

post #16 of 19


 

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Originally Posted by amyles View Post

I have a similar question.  I just bought 2011 Blizzard 8.1 demos online.  I received them last week and they look to be in great shape.  They are tuned and waxed.  These also have the demo bindings.

 

Anyway, my plan was to take them to the local shop to get the bindings adjusted for my boots and have the DIN set.  I spoke with the local shop and they want to charge me $80 to do that.  He said that this is considered a "remount" and is $80 ($40 if you buy skis from the shop).  When I said the bindings are already mounted and I just need them adjusted for my boots, he said that have to take off the bindings and remount them anyway to make sure they are mounted properly.

 

Does this sound right?

 

These bindings have the red clip (discussed above) and thus the size is easy to adjust and the DIN looks to be merely a screwdriver adjustment...can I just do this myself?  It looks pretty straightforward but then I am a newbie and thus if the $80 makes sense then I have no problem paying the local shop to get it done correctly. 

 

Thanks



You can definitely do this yourself. If that place is trying to charge you $80 for a remount then that shop probably doesn't have a lot of customers. Do you know what DIN you've used before?

post #17 of 19

$80 to adjust a binding, ask them if the Brooklyn bridge is still for sale.  Even for a re-mount $80 seems step, what area do you live in?

post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 

Sorry to resurrect this.

 

I think ive gotten these set up right. I know my DIN, past DIN ive used, looked at charts. Got the fwd pressure adjusted. 

 

I was messing around with the ski again and noticed a bit of play in the heel portion of the bindings. i.e., if i grabbed the piece and twisted (w/o a boot in) there was a few degrees of movement at the base next to the ski. Not a ton but some movement. The screws all seem to be tight.

 

1. Is this normal? Is it just a side effect of a demo binding or the IQ system in general?

2. Can this demo binding be replaced with any other binding? I know thats supposed to be a feature of the IQ system, but not sure if that applied to the demo ski. Is it just a different plate that needs to be replaced?

 

thanks


Edited by WC68 - 11/25/11 at 7:17pm
post #19 of 19

I have the same bindings and was planning to set the proper length and din. You threw me when you mentioned the forward pressure setting.  What is that? I have also seen mention of setting the tow box height on some bindings. Is that the case with these? Thank you!

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