Last year I had the good fortune to acquire two pairs (year 2009 and year 2010) of Nordica Doberman GS Pro skis.
The two pairs are identical in size and shape except for the cosmetics and the brand of bindings attached to the plates.
The 2009 pair has Marker bindings which can be positioned independently on the rail system.
The 2010 pair has Vist bindings and the center line of the binding always aligns with the center line of the ski, independent of boot size.
I would like to interchange the plates between the two pairs of skis but after removing all the visible plate and binding screws, I can't figure how to slide out the movable metal plate parts from the metal grooves permanently molded into the ski's top surface.
I can't imagine that all the movable plate parts were cast into the ski while it was still in the manufacturer's mold. Someone must have slid the movable metal parts into the grooves afterwards.
How to slide these same parts out now? Has anyone ever done this successfully?
Thanks for any suggestions.