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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi

 

Just bought a set of 2010 Fischer Heat 74 RF 165 skis which has FS11 Railflex2 bindings on them.

 

I don't know what size boots the prior owner had and I'm wondering if the boot size adjustment is simply a matter of lifting the center tab and moving the toe and heel appropriately to the length of my boots (309).

 

He had had them set at heel=320 and toe=315, for which my boots do snap in and out of, but I assume an adjustment is necessary. Admittedly, I don't understand the difference between the heel and toe value (or why they'd be set differently in the 1st place).

 

I've scanned through the head/tyrolia 08.09 tech manual (has the railflex 2 in there) and for my size/type skier, the DIN for front/back should be set to 6.5 (currently it's 7).

 

I also don't see a description in the manual of forward pressure, or (clearly) how to check it.

 

Thanks for your guidance.

post #2 of 9

I have Railflex bindings on my Fischer Progressors.  The forward pressure is read at the back of the heel piece.  You should see a little piece of metal with a series of scribe marks.  Ideally the indicator will be in the middle of those when the forward pressure is correct.  You description of how to adjust for the different boot length is correct.

 

I guess I have to finish with a recommendation to have the bindings checked by a good ski shop.

post #3 of 9

Mixing a 320 and 315 averages to 317.5 - maybe fit a 318 BSL boot?  Or, maybe it was to move the boot the boot slightly forward or back in the binding mount. With a 309 BSL I'd set to 310. I don't think any of the other binding release mechanisms will work properly unless the toe pressure is set properly so make sure you get that right.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Maybe I'm being obtuse, but I'm confused about a few things. (granted the manual is not precisely for the FS11's I have but Railflex 2 is covered so..)

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimH View Post
 

I have Railflex bindings on my Fischer Progressors.  The forward pressure is read at the back of the heel piece.  You should see a little piece of metal with a series of scribe marks.  Ideally the indicator will be in the middle of those when the forward pressure is correct.  You description of how to adjust for the different boot length is correct.

 

I guess I have to finish with a recommendation to have the bindings checked by a good ski shop.

Here's what I see: (no metal)

A is plastic (if that's what you were referring to.

The pdf says this:

Quote:
6. FORWARD PRESSURE Place the boot in the binding and close it. The indicating pointer should rest within the scribed area (pict 18), if not you have to adjust the forward pressure.

Along with this, pict 18:

 

 

 

 

I assume that's the heel also. I don't appear to have anything like that on my binding.

 

Unless in my pic, they're referring to the blue arrow, A, the plastic tab? That doesn't seem to move, boot in or out. I'm not sure what they mean, based on what I see.

 

The also say,

Quote:
Latch the boot in the binding and check forward pressure again. The toe pincers should not be pressed open and the indicating pointer should rest within the scribed area (pict 18).

The toe pincers... I assume they mean the front part of the binding, where the 4 rollers are.. They don't appear to move very much at all when the boot is engaged.. either opening or closing..

 

 

Thanks

post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by davesway View Post
 

I assume that's the heel also. I don't appear to have anything like that on my binding.

Unless in my pic, they're referring to the blue arrow, A, the plastic tab? 

 

 

They -are- referring to the tab you have marked as A.    Of course the tab doesn't move - its supposed to lock into the metal rail below it- the black heel housing is recentered atop the tab every time you adjust the tab and lock it back down. 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by davesway View Post
 

The toe pincers... I assume they mean the front part of the binding, where the 4 rollers are.. They don't appear to move very much at all when the boot is engaged.. either opening or closing..

 

 

That just tells you that the forward pressure isn't too high.  

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

OK.

 

Well, that sounds good.

 

I guess there's really hardly anything to do then, since I can see the tab sticking out of the back of the binding, and it doesn't really move, with or without the boot mounted.

 

And all I have to do besides setting the boot/heel values to 310, is dial the DIN to 6.5 on the front and back of each binding.

 

I didn't think it would be that simple. Wow.

 

Thanks again guys!

post #7 of 9
Yep. It's that simple.

I'm a railflex fan. Consider buying some extra brakes of different sizes and some spare rails and you can build a cheap quiver.
I have 3 pair of skis that utilise the same bindings. Easy Removal for travel is my favourite feature.
post #8 of 9

My binding looks like your pict 18.  In the shot of your binding, the piece you have marked A should be the forward pressure indicator and B would be the release setting.  Note the forward pressure indicator will not move if the binding is set for a longer boot (and the forward pressure is too light).  If you adjust the binding to your boot sole length, you should see some movement of the indicator as you click the boot in.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

well, everything seems fine. I went skiing, no probs.

 

Still I'd like to do some more reading. Are there any good docs/pdfs/write-ups which give a clear run-down of binding tune-up procedures and background? Or even any links to manuals for my specific model binding?

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