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Question about removing bindings

post #1 of 8
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Hi, I am going to need remove the bindings from my skis pretty soon and am wondering how difficult it is. Specifically, does it require any special hardware, and can I do it myself? I havent worked with skis much before (as far as mounting and removing bindings is concerned) so any help is appreciated. The bindings to be removed are salomon s810 ti axe and the skis are Bandit XXs. Thanks!
post #2 of 8
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Originally posted by jkasmann:
Hi, I am going to need remove the bindings from my skis pretty soon and am wondering how difficult it is. Specifically, does it require any special hardware, and can I do it myself? I havent worked with skis much before (as far as mounting and removing bindings is concerned) so any help is appreciated. The bindings to be removed are salomon s810 ti axe and the skis are Bandit XXs. Thanks!
What are you going to do with the skis and bindings after you pull the bindings off? It's not at all difficult to do (a power screwdriver with the proper bit is your best bet), but remounting in the same holes can be problematic if you're not careful (and, frankly, I would recommend a certified binding mechanic to mount them even though you could probably figure out a way to do it yourself).

If you're having them remounted on other skis, it's likely that they won't charge you for pulling them off your old ones...

Best,
ssh
post #3 of 8
ssh is correct that you should have a certified ski technician to do any work with bindings for you.

If I were to remove a pair of my own bindings, I would use a posi-drive screwdriver with a big enough head that it would not strip the screws. I would be careful when I first turned the screw so that I did not rip-away the core material of the ski. I would also be sure not to lose any of the mounting hardware. I would check the holes in the ski and the screws for signs of rust and try to minimize the time that the core of the ski was exposed to air and moisture from the open holes.

P.S. Yes, I think a #3 is the correct size screwdriver.

[ November 17, 2003, 09:18 AM: Message edited by: Jørn ]
post #4 of 8
Just remember ... it is NOT a Phillips or a Reed & Prince driver.
post #5 of 8
#3 Pozidrive, and if you don't know the differences, I would not do it yourself.
If you do, there are a bunch of online shops you can find the screwdriver.
www.artechski.com
www.tognar.com
www.race-werks.com
www.the-raceplace.com
post #6 of 8
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Basically, I want to mount them on different skis, and I was hoping to remove the bindings and sell the old skis soon (before the new arrive, probably). I definetly would have a certified technicial install them, I was just wondering about removal. However, from what you all have said, I think I will just wait and have the technicians remove them also. Better safe than sorry, I guess.
post #7 of 8
Good thought process, "better safe then sorry". A little extra money now could save on a trip the the ER.
post #8 of 8
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Originally posted by jkasmann:
Basically, I want to mount them on different skis, and I was hoping to remove the bindings and sell the old skis soon (before the new arrive, probably). I definetly would have a certified technicial install them, I was just wondering about removal. However, from what you all have said, I think I will just wait and have the technicians remove them also. Better safe than sorry, I guess.
If you know where you're going to buy/mount the new ones, take the old ones in and ask them to pull the bindings. They should be happy to do that for you if it's a decent shop...

ssh
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