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Ski binding too big?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hello dear fellow skiers :)

 

Last year I got myself a pair of Bent Chetlers with an FFG16 binding. However, they were mounted for skiboots with MP 27. This year I ski with a MP 26, and when I make the binding smaller, I can make it perfect for boots that are 308mm, however, mine are 305mm.

 

Do these 3mm make any difference? should I get my skis re-drilled?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

Best Regards,

Kasper

Denmark

post #2 of 7

Bindings require forward pressure to perform accurately and safely, a binding has basically two functions, to hold you in when it is supposed to and release when it is supposed to. By not having the correct forward pressure, you are compromising both of these tasks. Sounds like a remount is in order.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

I just remembered, the lenght adjustment of my Naxo NX22 bindings goes in increments, so that you set it to 316-320mm etc. So by that you should think that a couple of mm does not matter. So that if you set it to that setting and have a 316mm sole, it is the same problem as I have now - no?

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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post

I just remembered, the lenght adjustment of my Naxo NX22 bindings goes in increments, so that you set it to 316-320mm etc. So by that you should think that a couple of mm does not matter. So that if you set it to that setting and have a 316mm sole, it is the same problem as I have now - no?

No

 

That's the course adjustment or the boot sole length range that can be made to work.. Then you have to dial in the forward pressure with the fine heel adjuster.

Bottom line, if you can't get the forward pressure set properly, you shouldn't ski it.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Okay,

 

Thank you very much for your responses. I will take it to the ski-shop and let them check it and maybe re-drill it.

 

Have a nice winter!

post #6 of 7

Good call.  Just to add a little extra information the FFG uses the race style steel heel housing.  Where most binding would allow you safe adjustment +/- one size this particular heel unit runs much tighter tolerences.  As you are only dropping one boot size the shop will probably only be able to move the toes or heels only so keep in mind whether you want to move your mounting position slightly further forward or backward before you go.
 

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks. I will be going backward to be back at the original mounting point :)

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