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Rossignol Course Bindings - Geze Toe

post #1 of 16
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Does anyone know whether these bindings, FKS Course, are still indemnified? I ski in MN, and most of the shops in my area don't even remember the GEZE toes, so I'm not sure where to get these mounted or whether it's even possible.
post #2 of 16

Technically, no but some shops might jost think it is a FKS and not look ( LOL Look) as indepthly on the list as they should. Is it the 3 or 4 screw tow and what color are they? 

post #3 of 16
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These are the three hole design, yellow, 6-15 din.attachment.php?attachmentid=86491&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1291314084
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by MNSkiing10 View Post

These are the three hole design, yellow, 6-15 din.attachment.php?attachmentid=86491&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1291314084

Nope (but the list is pretty grey). But like I said, you might get a shop to mount them and test and "fail" them. Personally, I would have no problem skiing the, they were a pretty good binding as the 15 and those seem to be in pretty good condition. 

post #5 of 16
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Thanks, I'll try that. I had a pair of these on race skis a decade or so ago and loved them. I've read that they are a pretty bombproof design. In the event that a shop would mount them, i'd likely need to sign a letter indemnifying the shop in case of injury, correct?
post #6 of 16
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I talked to a few shops that wouldn't do it. So question: would anyone in my area be willing to either mount the bindings for a fee and signed/notarized LOI if necessary, or better yet, teach a man to fish? I'd still like to use these bindings, and before someone mentions it, yes, I'm aware of the risks. Once mounted I fully intend on testing the bindings.
post #7 of 16

I personally would be more comfortable, as a shop to mount, test and "fail" the binding than let someone out on an untested binding. Is the brake wide enough for the ski you are putting them on? 

post #8 of 16
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The brakes will need to be bent, but I'm mechanically inclined and read the TGR instructable, so I'm comfortable doing that much. I'd really like a shop to mount and "fail" the binding, but I don't really have a relationship with the ones I've asked thus far, and they've declined to work on them. There are another 3 in my area I haven't tried yet.
post #9 of 16
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The brakes will need to be bent, but I'm mechanically inclined and read the TGR instructable, so I'm comfortable doing that much. I'd really like a shop to mount and "fail" the binding, but I don't really have a relationship with the ones I've asked thus far, and they've declined to work on them. There are another 3 in my area I haven't tried yet.

 

You are in a catch22. the good shops that know the binding won't mount them, any shop that might miss what the binding is and will mont then, I wouldn't want to touch my bindings. FKS's can be fickle. Be careful bending these brakes, they do break easily. 

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by MNSkiing10 View Post

I talked to a few shops that wouldn't do it. So question: would anyone in my area be willing to either mount the bindings for a fee and signed/notarized LOI if necessary, or better yet, teach a man to fish? I'd still like to use these bindings, and before someone mentions it, yes, I'm aware of the risks. Once mounted I fully intend on testing the bindings.

 

If it doesn't all workout for you, give me a shout if you need to unload these. I know a guy ;)

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post #12 of 16
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Interesting option, one caveat, my skis are 110 in the waist, the Rossi Sickles. But then again, this could come in handy if I mount FKS on my Ninthwards, hmmm.
post #13 of 16
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I think I may practice mounting the bindings to a board with the use of a template, and once I feel confident in my abilities I could mount the bindings to an old test ski. I see some instructions for doing this on various sites, any recommendations? Philpug, do you know if that jig would work for FKS bindings, or would I need to make modifications for the heel?
Edited by MNSkiing10 - 10/29/13 at 11:15am
post #14 of 16
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I think I may practice mounting the bindings to a board with the use of a template, and once I feel confident in my abilities I could mount the bindings to an old test ski. I see some instructions for doing this on various sites, any recommendations? Philpug, do you know if that jig would work for FKS bindings, or would I need to make modifications for the heel?

a three screw toe that the one screw is hidden, IMHO, is the toughest to free mount. I'd still suggest buying that jig, it is good to have. I used sliding closet door brackets for the wide ski adaptors, you could probably use something else for an adaptors 

post #15 of 16
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Thanks, is the Jig really worth $60 IYHO? Not that I'm a cheapskate, really. biggrin.gif
post #16 of 16
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I'll be attempting to mount these on my older rossi 9S carves this weekend, just as a test of my abilities and the binding. Has anyone here tried mounting a standard axial toe in place of the Geze toe? Unless I'm missing something it would appear that this is really all Rossi/look did with the new models (other than manufacturing the new toe piece from metal rather than composite).
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