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Strongest Possible Binding Mount? (Original)

post #1 of 6
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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

 

Thanks

post #2 of 6
Just a wild ass guess, but if the wood isn't strong enough to hold the screw thread, seems adding a insert like quiver killer would make it stronger by increasing contact area.
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Originally Posted by jzmtl View Post

Just a wild ass guess, but if the wood isn't strong enough to hold the screw thread, seems adding a insert like quiver killer would make it stronger by increasing contact area.


And along the same line, epoxy wont do you much good if the wood tears.  The epoxy is there to keep the screws from backing out the thread holes under vibration / pressure.  It has to hold in the core. 

 

BUT I'd think a lift plate is the way to go but it probably matters a lot what plates your using.  A stiff plate with, ideally more than the 7 or 8 screws you'd use to put the binding directly into the deck, will distribute the holding force over more screws.  The stiffness of the plate will reduce the flex under foot slightly (which you may not want, based on how you like to ski) and that in turn will put less torque on the screws in the ski core. 

post #4 of 6

Bindings are usually sound unless the rider is extremely back seat, especially landing airs seriously on the tails, or going over the handlebars with the heel din cranked too high.  Good fore aft alignment should negate any questionable binding to ski core concerns. That, or plates as suggested above:D

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Bindings are usually sound unless the rider is extremely back seat, especially landing airs seriously on the tails, or going over the handlebars with the heel din cranked too high.  Good fore aft alignment should negate any questionable binding to ski core concerns. That, or plates as suggested above:D

Yup I agree, except that plates wear over time - I am seeing a lot of loose plates these days, even after re-tightening them.

 

The cochise is a fairly robust ski.  I really doubt the claims of pull throughs, most likely install was performed by a shop monkey.

post #6 of 6

As far as strongest possible binding mount goes, IME you can't beat these baby's.

 

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