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Binding lift plastic needed

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hi guys.  After alignment work done I have my 4mm plastic lifters under the toe and heel pieces on one ski of both pairs of skis to assist in compensating for my leg length discrepancy.

 

I'm getting a new pair of used SL skis and want to raise those bindings.

 

Do you know where I can buy the plastic?  Do I need to buy special materials for ski bindings or would some other material that I could buy at a building supply place like Grainger work?

 

Also I may need new longer screws.  How do I approach this?

 

I may have a shop do the installation, as I have a friend who works at one, but I want to make it easy for him and supply the materials and possibly the longer screws.

 

Any advice would be appreciated. 

post #2 of 4

Most binding manufacturers and ski companies make the lifters you are talking about and they are already drilled for their bindings.  Screws are readily available as well.  Not all shops delve into the intricacies of good setup but you should be able to find what you need.  What bindings are you using?

 

Lou

post #3 of 4

If 4mm is all you are after, why not just do it on the boot? Any solid sole boot will easily accept that amount of lift. Many other constructions will take a 3mm.

 

Depending on your fit, you might even be able to raise one foot inside the boot 2mm and drop the other by 2mm.

 

Having a dedicated left and right ski is the last resort. If it is in/on the boot you can ski on other skis, switch your edges etc.

 

jl

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

True, but I already have 3mm on the bottom of my left boot and another additional 5 mm heel lift in that boot, so I have had to go this route on my other skis as well.


Edited by SkiMangoJazz - 1/5/15 at 3:34am
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