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Shop mounted bindings in 2 different locations

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I have been an avid snowboarder for 14 years so dont know a whole lot about skiing.  I decided that this season I would give skiing a try on top of continuing to snowboard so  I got a pair of older K2 Public Eenemys that had only been mounted once.  I told the shop to mount them at 1cm back from core center.  I got them back and skied on them like 6 or 7 times before I noticed the other day that the bindings appeared to be in different locations.  I put my ski boots in them and sure enough one is at core center and the other is 1cm back from core center. So I am wondering how big of a problem this is in my learning to ski, if at all? should I have it fixed? can I have it fixed? seeing as how that would be the 3rd time they were mounted.

 

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 7

Take them back!  They can move the other one back 1cm without compromising the integrity.  However, they should do it free and comp you some free stuff for the inconvenience. 

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Originally Posted by Asmalls802 View Post
 

I have been an avid snowboarder for 14 years so dont know a whole lot about skiing.  I decided that this season I would give skiing a try on top of continuing to snowboard so  I got a pair of older K2 Public Eenemys that had only been mounted once.  I told the shop to mount them at 1cm back from core center.  I got them back and skied on them like 6 or 7 times before I noticed the other day that the bindings appeared to be in different locations.  I put my ski boots in them and sure enough one is at core center and the other is 1cm back from core center. So I am wondering how big of a problem this is in my learning to ski, if at all? should I have it fixed? can I have it fixed? seeing as how that would be the 3rd time they were mounted.

 

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Yea, 1cm is not that much, but you want them the same.  It will hinder your skiing for real.  Take them back and be nice about it.

post #4 of 7
Take them back and have them fixed.

A friend bought a pair of new X-country skis from a shop and when they mounted the bindings, there were some slight bulging in the base from the screws -- this is despite the technicians following all the recommended manufacturer settings for the bindings and screws. Without any hesitation the shop gave him a completely new pair of skis and bindings and put those "damaged" skis on sale at a huge discount.
post #5 of 7

Are you comparing the mounting points looking at the boot center marks, or measured from the tips. Before you take them back make sure the problem is the mount and not the top sheets. Top sheets, and any boot center marks on the top sheets , can be off, although 1 cm is a lot. A good tech will measure both skis to be sure the boot center lines are right. Line the skis up touching edge to edge with the tips or tail against a wall and see if the bindings are actually off. Curious as to why, if you don't know anything about skiing, you had the bindings mounted -1cm (unless it was to avoid the first set of holes, in which case you know more about skiing than you say you do.)

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Hey thanks for the input guys! Brought them back and the shop remounted the one ski in about a half hour at no extra charge.

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Hey thanks for the input guys! Brought them back and the shop remounted the one ski in about a half hour at no extra charge.

While some people like to think they can demand new skis after a mismount, the prevailing opinion seems to be they should comp you the original mount, not just the remount, and maybe throw in a store credit for 50 bucks or something.

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