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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by RM MMike View Post

Ohhhh...I see. This is one of those "internet tough guy" situations.Good to know.

 

I had in fact gotten so far as to adjust the entire heel assembly. I have skied a few runs with the skis. (by adjusting with the lever....which is how I determined that the binding will not engage on my boot without helping it closed.).  But upon closer inspection, I noticed the yellow window wasn't right.

 

So by reading, I learned that there is supposed to be an additional adjustment to correct it. However, this mystical adjustment does not seem to work in my case.

 

I could slide the binding even further forward, but it would seem like over time it chew up the heel of my boot. But maybe Look bindings are supposed to be like that. As I said, I've only ever had Salomon, so I'm really not familiar with this.

 

RM MMike,

 

Try sliding the heel 1 click closer with the white lever, then check the yellow.  That might help, but if not, sooner or later someone will chime in with the exact recipe to get your forward pressure set properly.

 

Welcome to EpicSki.  There is much knowledge and experience here that can surely help increase you enjoyment on the hill.

post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by RM MMike View Post

Ohhhh...I see. This is one of those "internet tough guy" situations.Good to know.

 

I had in fact gotten so far as to adjust the entire heel assembly. I have skied a few runs with the skis. (by adjusting with the lever....which is how I determined that the binding will not engage on my boot without helping it closed.).  But upon closer inspection, I noticed the yellow window wasn't right.

 

So by reading, I learned that there is supposed to be an additional adjustment to correct it. However, this mystical adjustment does not seem to work in my case.

 

I could slide the binding even further forward, but it would seem like over time it chew up the heel of my boot. But maybe Look bindings are supposed to be like that. As I said, I've only ever had Salomon, so I'm really not familiar with this.

Go onto the Look or Rossignol sites and download the Tech-manuals.  They'll tell you everything you need to know.

 

As a general thing the PX type binding are tight on the step in (mentions it in the manual).  My PX15 don't do damage to my boots, but I have read questions about this issue.

 

Good luck.

post #33 of 38
Thanks snowfan

Yeah that's what I've done. And it does get the yellow thing into the right spot. And I'm determi img that maybe my boot just isn't a good fit for these bindings.

I have freakishly small feet. So that might be causing troubles. When it's adjusted correctly, the heel piece really digs into my boot. It's almost as if my boot is so short that the angle that it enters the binding makes it interfere.

So I was wondering if that other adjustment would somehow correct the interference.

It's only a theory. But sufficed to say, I'm not a huge fan of these bindings.

Thanks for the insight
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by swisstrader View Post


Wow! Why the hate? Let me know where you do fittings and I will be sure to avoid your shop.

It was meant in jest, it was also the RIGHT ANSWER. There is no fine-tuning, you set the toe and heel to the correct point and the forward pressure is 'good enough' when the yellow indicator is partially black... that's it, that's how it is set.

 

Boot soles for alpine skiing are standardized, there isn't any boot that has an adult DIN sole that is incompatible with an adult binding, even though bindings like the PX series are known for gouging soft plastic, it just is what it is, it isn't 'wrong'.

post #35 of 38

It is supposed to be tight (very tight), this is normal.

 

I just guessing for the reason as the binding has about 25mm of give in it, to prevent pre-release.  They are different in feel, but do hold very well with a really solid feel with release occuring when its is supposed to.

post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by RM MMike View Post

Thanks snowfan
Yeah that's what I've done. And it does get the yellow thing into the right spot. And I'm determi img that maybe my boot just isn't a good fit for these bindings.
I have freakishly small feet. So that might be causing troubles. When it's adjusted correctly, the heel piece really digs into my boot. It's almost as if my boot is so short that the angle that it enters the binding makes it interfere.
So I was wondering if that other adjustment would somehow correct the interference.
It's only a theory. But sufficed to say, I'm not a huge fan of these bindings.
Thanks for the insight

 

The PX bindings, when adjusted correctly, do in fact *look* like they're set a little too short.  This is because the boot actually pushes the heelpiece back slightly when you step in.  This sounds like what you are describing and is normal.  I've used PX bindings for several years and have no noticeable damage to my boots.

 

Nothing's impossible I suppose, but I'd be *really* surprised if there's something about your boots that makes them incompatible with these bindings, assuming they're standard DIN-soled alpine boots.

post #37 of 38

If a farmer walked out of his barn and noticed an obvious 'city folk' person behind his prize bull and as he walked over to see what was going on if that city person said "maybe I'm dumb, but I thought I'd get more milk..."

 

When the farmer smiled to himself and pointed to the far field and said "son, you are dumb, the cows are over there." It would be said without hate or anger, just with bemusement. 

 

smile.gif

post #38 of 38
I appreciate it

Basically you are all confirming what I was deducing on my own. It just didn't seem right based in what I've been familiar with.

Thanks.
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