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Binding broken by a boarder, can it be repaired?

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So I just got off the lift, not even 20 meters out, a boarder flew out of the trees, either lands on the front of my skis or hit me mid air, not sure which since it happened too fast to even react. Didn't notice it then, but when I got to bottom of the run I noticed one of the front binding was sticking up a bit. Took a closer look and the housing is cracked, the two red arrows are crack on this side, the blue arrow is the location of a possible crack on the other side (right under the rim). The internal looks fine, and the cover snapped right back in place. I tested the forward release by walking out of them both left and right and it feels the same as the other ski.

So can this be repaired, how? Or are they done for? New ski isn't in the budget, so rather repair if I can.


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i would not attempt to repair it. you can try taking it to a dealer for that manufacturer and they can try to warranty it. shy of replacing user serviceable parts, bindings should never be repaired....especially housings. that binding, even if glued or epoxied, would fail the visual inspection part of a certified technicians binding calibration test and should be replaced or discarded. i have seen cracked housings blow apart on the calibrator due to structural weaknesses and cracks in housings. you dont want to be anywhere near it when that happens.

 

you wouldnt drive a car with a nearly 80% through crack in a strut tower would you?
 

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