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Re-mounting "system" bindings - possible?

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I have a pair of Rossignol Axium 110 bindings that I just salvaged off of a pair of Z3's that I ruined a few years ago.  They were sold as integrated system bindings with the ski  (I think it's the TPi2 designation) , but when I pulled them, they appeared to just be mounted flat on the ski.

I was hoping to put them to good use by mounting them on another pair of skis - but when I originally brought the skis in to have them transferred, the shop told me that they couldn't.  I know they're different from the Rossi flat mount bindings, but now that I'm looking at them off the ski, there's nothing about them that would appear to rule it out.  I don't have the tools/stomach to do it myself, so is there any reason a reputable shop wouldn't be able to do it?

Any help is appreciated.
 

post #2 of 6

There is a very good reason that a reputable shop would not mount them for you. If they are not listed as an indemnified binding by the maker, the shop will not be covered against legal action if something were to happen.

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That's why I ask.  I did check, and the indemnified bindings list I saw listed "Axium 110 (all versions)," so they would appear to be ok from that standpoint.

post #4 of 6

Guessing -

 

It could be that there isn't a jig for the system binding.  When you start venturing from the norm, many places start feeling uncomfortable and feel it isn't worth the risk.  It could also be a lot of extra work for them (i.e. no jig so now they have to figure everything out and that takes time) and they won't make any money.

 

Another thought is if there is an issue, the manufacturer can state that the binding wasn't designed or authorized for the ski/binding combination used.

 

I am guessing.  Never mounted bindings but it doesn't look like rocket science.  Just requires attention to detail and is easier with the right tools.  Call Rossi and ask them.  I call manufacturers all the time and usually get great info and assistance; in and out of the ski industry.

 

Good luck,

 

Ken

post #5 of 6
Jig or not, a good shop can free mount them, actually a very simple track to mount. With that said, why? Is it to just save money because you have the bindings? Personally, I am not a fan of that system, it is old, the nx heel is ok and it is pretty heavy system for what it is. For $75-100 you can pick up some Z12's or Peak 11's or even some regular look nx's that will give you a more solid interface and connection to the ski than that binding plus it will be a lot lighter.
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Thanks Phil, that cost benefit is something I've started to suspect as I've been hunting online.  I may just scrap them entirely.

 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

With that said, why? Is it to just save money because you have the bindings? 

Pretty much, it's a way to justify getting another pair.  My primary skis are a pair of Fire Arrows, but I've found that I can't handle them in the bumps (which I was never very good at anyway) or in the park.  I've had an idea in my head that I would get a cheap pair of park skis and save the ~$100 on bindings.

 

Shop I had visited had a pair of K2 Sights on clearance for $250 with free mounting.  At that price point, $70 for bindings actually adds up, but I may just buck up for them anyway - as you said, they're a heavy binding (not to mention very high) which makes a difference for what I plan for them.

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