The SO received a gift a couple of years ago of a pair of brand-new K2 skis in the "Luv" series, with bundled Marker bindings. She didn't feel comfortable enough with her skiing to use her own skis, until yesterday. Next time, she wants to go out on her own skis, so I am trying to get the bindings set up.*
The skis come with a preinstalled set of rails and the bindings are secured to those. One screw for the toe piece, two screws for the heel piece. Easy enough, given the markings on the rails and knowing her boot sole length.
I know her DIN setting, and can dial that in. So far so good.
The problem I'm having is finding any visual indicator of latched-in forward pressure. As far as I can see, there are two screws in the rear--a black recessed one for dialing in the DIN setting, and a bright one that ratchets the heel piece fore and aft. Neither screw seems to move to any great extent when the boot is latched in vs. when it is out. I also don't see any needles, windows, etc. Consequently, I don't know where exactly to check to make sure the heel piece is ratcheted to the correct location in terms of forward pressure.
I have searched the forums, and the best posts I found so far on the subject were in the thread: http://www.epicski.com/t/114515/adjusting-demo-bindings-to-different-boot-length
However, the Rossignol bindings whose instructions were linked have a window with some sort of force indicator, and in that same thread, the Marker bindings discussed have a screw that is supposed to sit flush. I don't see anything like that on these bindings. Could I get some help on this?
I've attached photos. Hopefully they're useful, and if not, I'll provide any other photos suggested. Thanks for any help.
*The following is for people who would rather tell me to take these to a professional. The advice to see a "professional" is often given, and fine if someone doesn't have the mechanical aptitude to do what's necessary. I'm an engineer. I figure if I pay attention to details, understand the principles, and trust myself to do things like changing brake rotors or calipers on my cars or my loved ones', I'm OK to install some bindings. I also know my limits, and wouldn't attempt to, say, tune skis without the appropriate tools. Not to mention many of these "professionals" are high school kids not necessarily intent on being very precise with their work. OK, disclaimer off!