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Will new bindings go on old race plates?

post #1 of 6
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I'm looking into buying Rossi 2006 9S skis that come with a race plate but no bindings.  I recently put new bindings on my straight skis because the old bindings no longer were indemnified.  I'm happy to put new bindings on the race plate on the 2006 skis but I'm concerned new bindings won't fit the plate.  I would like to know what the workarounds might be, if any.  For example, can I remove the old plate and put on a new one that would take a new binding, or can I discard the plate and put new bindings directly on the skis?  Thanks for any suggestions.  Somehow I need to end up with new bindings on these skis so I won't run into the "not indemnified" problem again. 

post #2 of 6

3 reasonable work arounds (well, four if you consider not buying skis that are going on ten years old...) -

 

1) the race plate is for a Rossignol FKS, they are available. You can buy one and mount it on the plate, ski the ski as it was designed.

2) remove the Rossi plate and replace with a different plate and mount the correct binding. Cost of plate + binding, possible hole conflict.

3) remove the plate mount whatever binding you want, go ski. Cheap and easy, but worst performance.

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
 

3 reasonable work arounds (well, four if you consider not buying skis that are going on ten years old...) -

 

1) the race plate is for a Rossignol FKS, they are available. You can buy one and mount it on the plate, ski the ski as it was designed.

2) remove the Rossi plate and replace with a different plate and mount the correct binding. Cost of plate + binding, possible hole conflict.

3) remove the plate mount whatever binding you want, go ski. Cheap and easy, but worst performance.

Go with door number 1.

2- swiss cheese problem

3- why use that ski at all?

post #4 of 6

Are they the first generation Axial? If so, good luck. 

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Are they the first generation Axial? If so, good luck. 

Hmmm... I might be thinking of the race room skis, not the consumer ski. If it's a plate for an Axial skip it as Phil said.

post #6 of 6
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It's the RK plate that was mounted with FKS 155 Pivot.  DIN 6-15. 

 

As for buying 10 year old skis, these are supposed to be new, and the ski reviews going back that far said these skis were easy to initiate turns and gripped well.  I don't get a lot of ski days in so I wanted something that would let me do race turns from the get go when I am able to find the time.  I really appreciate the input so fire off any other thoughts you have.  Thanks.

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