I just got a ridiculous deal on a pair of the original 2011, 196 Blizzard Bodacious in the wrapper. I have heard that these, first year Bodacious and Cochise had issues with bindings ripping out. I believe that though the specs on the skis have remained unchanged this issue was addressed by changing the type of wood used. I am large for a skier and would like to ensure I start with the strongest mount I can.
I searched binding inserts, strong binding mounts, etc. and there is a lot of info on repairing spinners along with taping & whether to use epoxy or not for repairs.
Can I ask for some opinions on what would make my "original mount" the strongest on this particular ski?
Just mount it? Use Epoxy? Should I do my original mount with inserts and if so which ones Helicoil or quiver killer?
Or direct me to a good thread if there is one out there