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bindings holes fix!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

on of our ski shop localy mount horrible my bindings on my brand new skis!

NOW i must remove bindings and remount again but i can change to much the position of bindings 1cm upper to the tail or tip, i must fix only the angle!

 

any suggestion how can i do this by my self? how can i fix the holes and redrill on them, what type of glue is it strong enough again, the bindings are secured as it was for the first time?

please explain me some tips because he made me feel horrible today!

 

thank you

post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 

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example: the old hole is the black one, the new one MUST be the red one

post #3 of 16

You didn't really explain why you need a remount. The bindings should be able to adjust to accommodate the difference in hole location that you seem to want.

post #4 of 16
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yes you are right, the bindings are mounted in the angle 100 degree not straight as should be 90 on the ski! thats why i must remount

post #5 of 16

in the image you posted, well you just can't do that. You need to move the placement of the binding forward or back so that there is enough ski material to drill into. This is no big deal with the binding heel, it's adjustable. With the toe this is a problem, it moves you away from the ideal mounting point of he ski. Some people have had success filling the incorrect hole with a combination of steel wool and epoxy, letting it cure fully then drilling into it and having the screws hold... but it's a risk.

post #6 of 16

I'd take it back and make them buy you a new ski.  I don't see how you make a mistake THAT big.

post #7 of 16
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some pics

post #8 of 16
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any expert suggestion?

post #9 of 16

if you have to remount (instead of a replacement) then I would move the entire binding either forward on the ski 1cm or back on the ski 1cm, drilling next to the old hole is a recipe for disaster. Then re-drill after taking some extra care in measuring. Run some masking tape down the middle of the ski, find the center line of the ski and mark it with a pencil line, do all measuring off of that line. That's my advice.

 

Whoever mounted that binding is a butcher, even the screw heads are f'd-up, obviously a posi drive was not used... or a jig. No one got an FKS heel that crooked with a jig, that's free-hand work.

post #10 of 16

If the binding cannot be moved forward or backward then fill the holes with JB Weld.  Work only in a 70 degree room, let the JB Weld cure for 48  hours at 70 degrees and remount.  Should be no problem functionally but few style points will be earned.  Replace the screws and use the correct tool to tighten.

 

The JB Weld will work the same as the original material.

post #11 of 16

codma,

 

Whoever mounted these bindings for you, owes you a new pair of skis and a set of mounting screws.  If this was a commercial establishment, you should post their name to protect others from becoming future victims.  I have hard time believing that these setup could have correct foreward pressure and pass the release test.  I cannot imagine that a business would release these skis to a customer.

 

If this was a DIY project, and you're trying to salvage the skis, I'd seriously look into bindings with different position of the mounting screws (possibly a plate binding system).  I don't have any concerns if bindings are remounted, and new holes are at least 1cm from an existing hole, and the old holes are properly filled.

 

I would not take the risk of using skis where the holes overlap.  As much as I like JB Weld, I would not trust a mount where the screws come in contact with a mix of different materials and have to work in wet conditions in temperatures spanning both sides of the freezing point.

post #12 of 16

Steel binding inserts, new binding with a different mounting pattern are the only options, but that's still kinda sketchy considering how much material you'll lose around the insert and you probably like that binding.  Really they owe you new ski's cause that's just a horrible job.

post #13 of 16

Come to think of it, that brake looks a little narrow for the ski too...

 

Take it back and yell if necessary.

post #14 of 16

Holy crap...that's a BAD mount.

post #15 of 16

Here is my expert suggestion and I would not settle for anything less....  Take them back to the clown that mounted them and tell them you want a new ski and that you will find someone else to mount them.  If they do not agree, I suggest either talking to the shop owner or call the ski rep who sells skis to the shop.  Moving forward or back is going to screw with how the ski is supposed to ski if they actually mounted the binding in the correct spot.

post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by TuckerDH View Post

Here is my expert suggestion and I would not settle for anything less....  Take them back to the clown that mounted them and tell them you want a new ski and that you will find someone else to mount them.  If they do not agree, I suggest either talking to the shop owner or call the ski rep who sells skis to the shop.



I'm guessing this was either a do it yourself fail or more likely a .. I got these skis and bindings on the internet and the shop that hosed them doesn't carry that make or model problem.  If the shop doesn't sell them good luck getting an exact replacement.  If it was a DIY fail, I'd go +1 cm since those look mid and not really fat powder skis.  If they were powder skis I'd look at -1..

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