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How much does it cos for a binding adjustment? I have a new pair of boots that I want to get fitted to the bindings and they said they would charge 30 bucks a ski, which seemed a little steep to me, especially since I had my skis tuned there. It was not even so much the money as it was the poor jersey ski shop attitude that turned me away, they assume you are just some slub that doesnt know the first thing about skiing because you live in nj. I would like to learn how to do this myself, but under the guidence of a pro, any tips?

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How much does it cos for a binding adjustment? I have a new pair of boots that I want to get fitted to the bindings and they said they would charge 30 bucks a ski, which seemed a little steep to me, especially since I had my skis tuned there. It was not even so much the money as it was the poor jersey ski shop attitude that turned me away, they assume you are just some slub that doesnt know the first thing about skiing because you live in nj. I would like to learn how to do this myself, but under the guidence of a pro, any tips?


30 bucks a ski? $60 for the pair? You might know the first thing about skiing but it sounds like you don't know the second thing, which is how to adjust bindings wink.gif.  It is not just setting the forward pressure...it is torque testing the binding to make sure it is releasing within the correct amount of torque. Changing boot size WILL (usually) have an effect. 

 

post #3 of 6

Get a manual and read it.

 

Set DIN to the chart.

 

Adust forward pressure with boot out of binding.  Check forward pressure with boot in binding. Repeat adjustment of forward pressure (with boot out of binding) if needed.  Repeat check of forward pressure.  Cycle.

 

Adjust DIN from chart based on personal preference and risk acceptance.

 

Torque testing and all is very nice, but for me, I'm going to decide if I want to be at 7 or 8.5 based on how the binding retains/releases anyway regardless of what torque the meter says that happens at.

 

I guess the shop has to charge $400 bucks an hour 'cause they don't get a lot of that type of work and they have to make up for all that non-chargeable time.th_dunno-1[1].gif

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hahaha, I like that one phil. I am not saying they do not have the right to make a profit, it is just the attitude that comes along with it. Whenever I am up north or out west people in ski shops could nto be friendlier, but typically back east they are just jerks. I should say I had a great experience at Heinos, I met a really nice boot fitter named derrick. I would bring it back to them except they are an hour away from me and I dont have the time before this trio out west

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There are no mountains out here on LI, but the guys at skistop and snowhaus are pretty friendly- they also usually will adjust the bindings at no extra charge as part of a regular tune- I know at ski stop it is $55 for a wax/sharpening bevel and binding adjustment as I just got a new pair of ski's that need just that as I bought them online. However if you are talking about needing a remount that will definitely cost more.

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How much does it cost for a binding adjustment?



In my region, Northern California, binding adjustments with ASTM testing runs from $10 to $20 per pair.

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