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Are Rossi race bindings bad for ski boot heels?

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I have a pair of Rossi SG skis from last year. They sport the proper race bindings. The former Look binding that is now branded Rossignol. After using them this weekend I see to my horror that they have been making very deep cutts in the plastic of the heels of my boots. Both skis. The bindings have very sharp edges. Compared to Marker which has very smooth edges and corners.

 

Is there something wrong with my setup? Are the bindings crapola? Should I swap the plates and bindings for Markers with pistonplates?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Which binding and is the pretension set properly?

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Rossi Worlk Cup Axial 2 10-18din

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Originally Posted by tdk6 View Post


Is there something wrong with my setup? Are the bindings crapola? Should I swap the plates and bindings for Markers with pistonplates?

 

Thanks in advance.


Short answer, NO!

They are great bindings and IMO better than a Marker setup. How bad is the heal damage, pics? The look binding has more retention capabilities than a maker and does not have the issues that notoriously plague market bindings. I'm assuming if they're on your SG skis you don't ski them as often as your other skis. If you can tolerate it and it won't effect performance then leave them on.
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Thanks for the info skibumb. I will take some photos tomorrow and post them here. Ok, I will ditch the marker switch for now. Im through skiing SG this season anyway. Riding those skis was a blast though. I cannot really describe the feeling. BTW, in the race I hit a bad rut at 70 km/h and fell. Turned out I lost my inside ski. Dont know when it happened but when I finally stopped sliding it was gone. The tip pc had relesed. I did not feel a thing. It was set at 15. Should it be set tighter?

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It's hard to say not knowing how the fall happened and not seeing how your bindings are adjusted.
I've skied PX18s on my gs skis for the past few years. I believe trainers at 10 and racers at an 12(I'm 5'10" and 160-170lbs). I've never popped out when I shouldn't of. I've taken a few high speed falls and feel like the bindings have always acted appropriately.
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TDK,  check the metal connector plate to the heel that has the worm drive for the heel.  It is prone to wear.  I found this out the hard way when I walked out of one in a SG at mammoth last year at 50+ and hit the B-netting hard.  Rossi obviously knew about the issue as they simply replaced the plate and sent them back to me

 

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I've had px14's (has plastic on the toe wings) I upgraded to the PX15's (which are the same as the 18's and your bindings expect a lower DIM range).  I must say I'm impressed with the bindings.  I'm 6'0" 170lbs and have them set at about 8.5/9 should be a little higher according to dinsettings.com, but so far have no unexpected releases.

 

When reading the manuals (Look/Rossi/Dynastar) the biggest factor is the pretension on the bindings and it must be in the correct range.  There is a little heel drag when stepping into the binding, however it ensures proper forward tension once locked.  My new langes show no damage/wear on the heel as you describe. 

 

Online you should be able to find the 006/07 thru 10/11 service/installation manuals, if you can't PM me and I'll send you what I've got.

 

 

 

 

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