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Tyrolia/Fischer/Head Railflex and Powerrail Bindings

post #1 of 10
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Anyone familiar with the compatibility of the various iterations of the older Railflex bindings with the newer Powerrail ones?  I have two older Fischer skis with Railflex bindings (one is Railflex 2 and the other is Railflex SP I believe) and looking to put them on a Fischer RX4 SC that has a Powerrail plate on it.  Will the Railflex bindings go on the Powerrail plate?  If not, will the holes of the Railflex plates line up the Powerrail plate so they can be easily exchanged?  Concerned that if they don't, new holes will be too close to the old ones and compromise the strength of the ski.

post #2 of 10

If the ski is old enough to have a Railflex, time for a new ski..not a new binding. Move on. Say goodbye. Don't look back. 

post #3 of 10
IME, most of those Raiflex setups are not compatible with other versions. Sorry can't be more specific; maybe call LevelNine? They have experience with some of those.

For adjustable bindings, I liked them when I had them, but moved on. A friend still has Raiflex on his Tokyo Nights Gotamas and likes how they ski. Heavy set-up though...
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

If the ski is old enough to have a Railflex, time for a new ski..not a new binding. Move on. Say goodbye. Don't look back. 


It's actually the other way around.  Looking to find out if my older Railflex bindings can be put on a new ski with the Powerrail plate. 

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IME, most of those Raiflex setups are not compatible with other versions. Sorry can't be more specific; maybe call LevelNine? They have experience with some of those.

For adjustable bindings, I liked them when I had them, but moved on. A friend still has Raiflex on his Tokyo Nights Gotamas and likes how they ski. Heavy set-up though...


Thanks Dino.  Good suggestion about calling L9.  I'm even a former customer of them.

post #6 of 10

The new Powerrail system is not compatible with the old Railflex2 bindings.

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The new Powerrail system is not compatible with the old Railflex2 bindings.


That's what I suspected.  Any idea how the mounting hole patterns compare?  Is it possible to change the plates and use the same holes? 

post #8 of 10

Same hole pattern, so a plate swap would be easy... seems wrong to do, to me, but easy none the less.

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

If the ski is old enough to have a Railflex, time for a new ski..not a new binding. Move on. Say goodbye. Don't look back. 

Hmmm. I think he's saying he wants to put the older binding on a newer ski. The SC's are built like 1958 Mercedes, and the basic design hasn't aged as much as mid-fats and fat skis' concepts. He doesn't need a new ski. :eek

 

As far as switching out bindings, also not clear why it's an immoral act if the holes fit. (But then I'm never sure what "not compatible" means. Will say that in court documents when suing for divorce?)

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Same hole pattern, so a plate swap would be easy... seems wrong to do, to me, but easy none the less.


Thanks.  Much appreciated.  That clarifies things.  Reason for considering this is my current Fischer Progressors have quite a few days on them, and have lost a lot of their hard snow grip.  Came across a pair of last year's Superior SCs, new but without bindings, just the Powerrail plate.  Seems worth if I can move over the Progressor bindings without too much trouble.  Note these would be the narrow hard snow pair in a two-ski quiver.  Other ski currently is a Motive 88.   

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