I am looking for opinion about what to do with this problem - I bought my 9 y.o. a pair of Fischer Watea JR's with the rail binding that use a cam-type track to mount the binding to the rail. The rails are screwed to the boards with eight screws.
I gave them a quick wax and after the last pass with the scraper, there were four distinctly symetrical dull spots under each of the front and back bindings... and, what a surprise, they match up with the binding rail screws. My diagnosis is mild case of over-torquing of the screws, probably with an impact driver, by the shop, that is deforming the bases. Not enough to see when they arrived, but just enough that there is a couple micron film of wax missed by the scraper at those points. When I hit it with the nylon brush, the wax is gone and you cant see the imperfections any more. I can't find my true bar to tell how badly the bases are dimpled, but it's not so bad that I can feel.
Backing out the screw a little would probably remove the dimples, if you can even call them that. But does that risk causing other damage so that I should just leave it alone... after all, it's a purely a recreational ski for a conservative, beginner-intermediate skier....
And, of course, if backing out the screw is not how you'd fix it, how would you fix it?
Here are the some pic's of what it looks like:
Thanks in advance!
Edited by gdeangel - 2/28/14 at 8:15pm