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re-mounting bindings - can i change screw hole mounting?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi,

So i got given 2 sets of skis (volkl vectris v20-20's) in pretty good condition with marker M7.2 bindings. Both sets were fixed for a smaller boot and won't adjust to my boot size (i take a mondo 30).

 

I am going to have to re-mount the bindings which i've never done before but it seems like an easy enough job. I have a pillar drill so i can drill perfectly vertical holes etc and although not a ski technician i am pretty competent when it comes to tools etc having built a Kit-car and numerous other things.

 

Just to confirm from what i understand i need to align the center of the boot marking with the ski center marking with the toe binding in. Drill the toe binding then bit of wood glue and then screw up tight. Once set fix the rears.

 

My question mainly though is that the marker bindings have 4 holes at the rear for mounting. the 2 furthest back where used for the smaller boot. For my larger boot should i use the 2 holes that are ~1 inch forward of this so that i can screw into a thicker part of the ski? or doesn't it matter?

 

any help appreciated

post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

thought a photo might help. Hopefully you can see the  4 mounting holes at the back (right of photo). only the rear 2 and front 2 were used before. Can i/should i use the inner holes so i am mounting in a thicker part of the ski?

 

[IMG]http://i62.tinypic.com/s1p3sn.jpg[/IMG]

post #3 of 11

It's not necessary. The ski should be thick enough.

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks i'll go with those then and keep it the same. I put the calipers down the original holes and they seemed to be around 10mm. I think the ski is around 14-15mm at the rear where i'd need to mount so i guess that will be fine.

 

Quick question on alignment with the center line... If i accidentally go a couple of mm forward or back will it make much difference?

 

thanks

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by agentzed View Post
 

 

Quick question on alignment with the center line... If i accidentally go a couple of mm forward or back will it make much difference?

 

thanks

Not really.  Some people will go a full cm or more up or back on purpose.  A couple mms won't matter to the average skier.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

cool thanks. Just drilled the front mounting holes for the toe clip. All seems to be well so far. 

 

 

Next question on fitting the rear clip... How much adjustment forward and back should i leave? I have 348mm boots so they are pretty big so i can't imagine i'd need to go much bigger. There is about 38 clicks on the adjuster so i could go for the middle and have 19 clicks both ways. or could do 10 back and 28 forward to fit smaller boots (which would also keep the screws into the thicker part of the ski

 

also i figure i just fill the old holes with epoxy.

 

thoughts?

post #7 of 11

Go middle, you'll need play both ways to be sure you can get the forward pressure correct.

 

I've filled with epoxy before but it isn't ideal.  There are special plastic plugs sold just for this purpose.

 

How To Adjust Your Salomon Ski Bindings

 

How To Adjust Your Marker Ski Bindings

 

When you are done and before you ski them take them to a certified shop tech to have them final adjusted and tested.

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

thanks everyone. Done 1 set have another to do now. All screws glued and screwed nice and tight, no way they are coming out in a hurry.

 

Set the binding as per the link. thanks for that.

 

Will definitely take them to a shop for a once over before the slopes. Off to Les Duex Alps next friday :D 

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Damn it! realised after i'd glued and screwed that i'd pushed dimples onto the bottom of the ski. It must have been the addition of the glue filling the space as the screw was put in and pushing the bottom out. Grrr I'd even thought i'd been careful not putting too much glue in. Could be worse i guess as they were 10yr old free skis not brand new ones.

 

Will it make a lot of difference if i leave the slight dimples sticking out or should i cut/sand them flat?

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by agentzed View Post
 

 

Will it make a lot of difference if i leave the slight dimples sticking out or should i cut/sand them flat?

 

I'd back the screws out and clamp the ski back to flat, tbh.  Then I'd do a second or third or even fourth check that there wasn't a lifter or spacer left out.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

 

I'd back the screws out and clamp the ski back to flat, tbh.  Then I'd do a second or third or even fourth check that there wasn't a lifter or spacer left out.


They moved the bindings back to a thinner part of the ski.  Probably need to grind down the screws some or order shorter ones.

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