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Look PX 12 Binding: Stepping In

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Over the last couple years, I seem to have to reach down and pull up the heel piece to get into my bindings.  It was an intermitant problem in the past, then it was just one ski and now it seems to be both. 

 

Is there anything I can adjust?  I hear people talk about forward pressure, but I am not sure where that is. 

 

They seem to stay on really well which is crucial and they come off when I am in a wreck so no issue there.

post #2 of 18

Do you really need to be told that they need to be adjusted by a certified tech?

post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Eric S View Post

Do you really need to be told that they need to be adjusted by a certified tech?


I knew there would be at least one of you making this comment.

 

Anyone else want to chime in? 

post #4 of 18

Binding adjustment-$25.00

ACL Surgery-$2000.00

post #5 of 18
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Binding adjustment-$25.00

ACL Surgery-$2000.00

 

$2,000.00 ACL surgery must be performed by a veterinarian?

post #6 of 18

for a hamster. spun out of his exercise wheel.

post #7 of 18
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$2,000.00 ACL surgery must be performed by a veterinarian?

just had ACL surgery in May, $6,500

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just had ACL surgery in May, $6,500

I think that is a good price, a buddy of mine had it recently also...cost him $12,000...but that was a for a speciality Dr of his choosing, so I know he paid a premium for that, he had cheaper options.

post #9 of 18
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$2,000.00 ACL surgery must be performed by a veterinarian

 

 

I sure wish it was that cheap for my Dog's Knee

 

Try over $5000

 

And he was not skiing when he tore it up

 

Possum and wet grass

post #10 of 18

There's a small window on the back of the heal piece. Should be as close to half yellow/black as possible, that would be the correct forward pressure.  If you're DIN is high it will always be difficult to step into. Sometimes my PX12's are hard to step into also, but have never had a release problem because of it.

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Binding adjustment-$25.00

ACL Surgery-$2000.00

 

$2,000.00 ACL surgery must be performed by a veterinarian?


Almost home remedy.

post #12 of 18

I have many pair of PX12 bindings and I find the step-in is easier if the heel piece is fully open, this is, pushed down as far as possible.

 

Have you used the same pair of boots for the several years?

post #13 of 18

Could also be that you boots are worn.

 

For adjustment info go to either the Rossi or Look site and download the manual (Look/Rossi/Dynastar/Roxy are all covered under the same manuals).  Use this information at your own risk.

 

Smartest advice is have a tech check it!

post #14 of 18

Ice and hard snow under your boot would also cause the heel to not pop all the way up easily..

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Skidude72 View Post

I think that is a good price, a buddy of mine had it recently also...cost him $12,000...but that was a for a speciality Dr of his choosing, so I know he paid a premium for that, he had cheaper options.

Yeah I went the specialty route as well, hired the former Medical Director for Women's World Pro Skiing Tour (local guy) to repair my knee, seems to have been the right choice. 


I am about 9 months out, and I am skiing at a good clip, open groomers at about 35-45mph.... but still with a brace on, so getting the right ski over is a bit of a pain in the butt.  No powder, bumps, or trees this year... Took 1st spill of the season on Saturday, no damage, skis popped off pretty quick, took advice from shop to turn down DIN setting this year, and I think that was very sound advice.  

 

Did scare the crap out of me eek.gif

 

All in all a very positive outcome.

post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 

Awesome.  It is all yellow so I think this is messed up.  I will go bring them in.  I just thought it was me.  Thanks so very much for the help. 
 

post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 

The boots have about 40 days on them which is to say this is the second season in them.  I think the skis and bindings are from the 2010 season if I am counting right.  I had them re-adjusted last year when I got the new boots. 

post #18 of 18
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Awesome.  It is all yellow so I think this is messed up.  I will go bring them in.  I just thought it was me.  Thanks so very much for the help. 
 

 

All yellow with the boot in or with no boot in?  With no boot in, it will be all yellow.  However at the end of the day, bringing them in to get them checked out is the right course of action.  A shop won't charge you much to do a binding test, and it'll let you know if everything's working correctly.

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