I bought my lovely wife a pair of Blizzard Black Pearls and had the bindings mounted by the local shop. She has been on them six days since the beginning of the season. Today I put them on the tuning bench for the first time and was shocked to find following
On both skis, the bases have been distorted by the mounting screws which were set too deep. While there is no breaching of the base surface, one is close. This is the worse of the two skis, but both have this flaw to greater and lesser degrees.
I have mounted bindings before with a buddy and recall that we had a drill bit that had a stop on it that limited the depth of the hole. This seems to be inexplicable for shop work.
I have not approached the shop and can't for the moment because we are leaving for Utah tomorrow. Just thinking ahead, I am concerned if a repair is offered. Even if they back out the screws, I assume that the bases will still be compromised, and perhaps the integrity of the skis. I would be real concerned about grinding the bases as well because that might expose the screw breaches.
Please share your thoughts on the severity and permanence of this defect and whether a repair or replacement is the right thing to expect.