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Remounting Twin Tips

post #1 of 8
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Hey guys,

 

I recently just bought the Teton Rendevous Rocker V2 skis from the house. I got the bindings mounted at Sport Chek and they asked me which one was the tip. I assumed it was the one where it had the logo so that's what I told them. 

 

But it turns out the opposite end is wider. So essentially, the bindings are on backwards. I just wanted to know if I should just turn the bindings around myself. It came with Tyrolia sl100. I'm not really an aggressive skier and I don't do park. However, I do want to try. I've been skiing for 7 years on rental skis so I'm used to the way the bindings are further back on the skis. Would it be fine if I turn the bindings around, and put them further back?

post #2 of 8

im fairly certain that the way they are shown in the picture you posted are showing tips at the top, which would indicate they are mounted correctly. every picture of this ski online, shows them in the exact same way. dont try to remount them yourself. and the reason they may seem like they are mounted forward are because most twin tip riders prefer to be sitting that way for going in the halfpipe. are there mounting marks on the ski? can you show me a picture?
 

post #3 of 8
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I measured the tips though, on the website, it said the nose width is wider than the tail width. There were mounting marks, which I believed to be centered, the bindings are properly centered so that the middle of my boots are right on top of the mark. It's just that, they are backwards, and since I won't be doing half pipe that much, would it be fine to ask them to mount it back a bit? much like the traditional alpine skis? or just keep it centered because I do want to try some rails and jumps eventually. Unfortunately, I can't get a picture right now, I'll edit this post tomorrow

post #4 of 8

most twin tipped skis have the center or 0 mark at the traditional mounting point, and then additional lines for +1, 2, 3, 4 cm forward. others have their 0 mark at core center. if they are mounted at core center, like a true twin tip, and there are no other markings, i would contact the ski maker and ask them. they sometimes design the core of the skis around where the bindings will be mounted. mounting beyond this point, you could risk pulling the bindings out. i would still like to see a picture of the mount. and if you were only going to be doing normal alpine skiing, with no halfpipe or need for twin tips, then why would you buy these skis? any decent shop will set you up with the right equipment for your needs and ability. you basically bought a car, to do a 4x4's job. and if there are normal mount markings on a ski, i find it very hard for a technician to mis-mount them. in my 15 yrs on the job, ive never mis-mounted a pair of twin tip skis. we always make sure we have both tips facing left and verify with the customer and on the ski, where to mount it. if there are no distinguishable markings, we contact the manufacturer for measurements. if they are indeed mounted at core center, you may need to call them to see if the structure of the ski can handle being mounted back at a traditional point and how many cm back from the tip that should be. if the ski wasnt designed to be mounted that way, they may ski like crap.
 

post #5 of 8
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I brought them initially to a general sporting goods store. I decided that I wasn't going to risk anything and bring it back there to get fixed so I dropped off my skis today at an actual ski shop. I asked them if moving it a little behind center would be fine for the type of skiing I would be doing and they said it was. As to why I bought them, it's not that I am never going in the park, I just want to be able to ski outside the park without any need for a different pair of skis as the group I go with vary from park skiiers/boarders to recreational.
I just wish I brought it in to the professionals right away. Thanks for your input
post #6 of 8

no problem. specialty ski shops will usually have not only more experience in specialty mounts, but more jigs and tools to handle such things. maybe im just biased though lol.
 

post #7 of 8
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No I don't think you're biased at all, I could tell just from the first 10 seconds I spoke with the ski technician that they knew more :P

The guys at the first place I went called me up asking which one was the tip, the guys at the specialty ski shop just measured it off the bat lol

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Originally Posted by amansanity View Post

No I don't think you're biased at all, I could tell just from the first 10 seconds I spoke with the ski technician that they knew more :P

The guys at the first place I went called me up asking which one was the tip, the guys at the specialty ski shop just measured it off the bat lol

 

if we cant figure out which way is the tip/tail, which is RARE, we make a phone call to the manufacturer before mounting instead of guessing. this is a big difference between a specialty ski shop vs a big name sports place with a ski department.

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