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Two sets of ski's One binding

post #1 of 11
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Hi guys

 

Just wondering if anyone has any experience in setting up to travel with two sets of skis and one binding to keep the weight down and the added cost of a second set of bindings.

 

I use the Marker Tour 12 and it seems if I could unscrew the front plate (which the whole binding is attached to) of the binding and move it to another ski if that second ski had the rear plate permanently attached I could swap the binding really easily.

 

Obviously I have to use an insert like the quiver killers product to be able to do this. 

 

Thoughts ?

post #2 of 11
I haven't done it but I know a guy who does. He uses a Railfex binding on 2 sets of skiis when he travels.
post #3 of 11

I swapped alpines for a while, using Railflex's. It seemed like a good idea at the time. But in reality, it was a PITA, fiddling with taking the bindings off, having the various plastic bits come apart, having to carefully realign everything so the space for the boot was the same, and so on. After a few days, I just left 'em on one ski. The same idea would work for a tech toe, but that's not you. Doubt the middle bits of your Tour would fit on the plate. 

 

The new CAST system shows some promise if you're thinking about touring vs. alpine. But no help for you since you don't have a tech toe and would need two pair, a neat 1K. 

 

Frankly, the easiest, if not cheapest, solution: Doubt the existing plate is up to the back and forth. Go get a local machinist to produce a new alu plate for your toe and heel, mate it to quiver killers. 

 

But that won't be cheap. Or light. Which will defeat the point of using Tours. 

 

You might ask over at TGR; they thrive on Franken-gear. 

post #4 of 11

Maybe buy a set of marker griffon demo with 2 sets of plates could be more easy and do the job...

post #5 of 11

Only one binding :eek.  You need at least a pair.   I would go with four bindings for four skis.  The weight saving is not worth the trouble of re-mounting.  That goes double if it involves screwing bindings onto plates, especially if the plates are plastic.

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
 

Only one binding :eek.  You need at least a pair.   I would go with four bindings for four skis.  The weight saving is not worth the trouble of re-mounting.  That goes double if it involves screwing bindings onto plates, especially if the plates are plastic.


Or switch to tele then you just need two not four!

 

Seriously on the tele front this is very easy with the NTN Freeride binding.  Second ski kit gives you a heelpiece and extra pink plastic plate for the toepiece, which slides on and off easily and can be fixed in place with two set screws (with three mounting options, +/- 1cm off the center mark).   Even easier than Railflex.

 

But unless the system is designed for it like the NTN I wouldn't bother.  Inserts take time and more care to install than a regular mount.  And its easy to swap in your warm dry workshop, but when it's cold and wet and your friends are ready to go but you dropped a screw in the parking lot muck while switching over to the second set of skis ....   My suggestion would be to leave the Markers on your touring ski and just get a second set of alpine bindings, they seem to be going in the $100 - $150 range on steepandcheap, levelnine etc.

post #7 of 11

http://www.bindingfreedom.com/  has some neat stuff.

 

 

post #8 of 11

No problem with Quiver Killers (or Binding Freedom I assume) - lots of people do it as you say for travel.  Not sure about leaving a heel plate - wouldn't it be cheaper to just QK fully both sets than trying to source a spare plate (unless you already have them).

post #9 of 11

No problem - I do it sometimes, and it works fine. I have griffon demo's on most of my fleet.

 

SLC:

 

 

WB

 

 

You can fit 3-4 pairs of skis in a bag without an issue, and carry one set of bindings.

 

The fact is that you're probably not going to be swapping out everyday, AND, probably only bringing a couple of pairs with you, so I find it a good way to go. It's also handy when you're tuning and can take the bindings off and not have to try to get the brakes out of the way.

 

Of course, it's also convenient when friends and family are around to borroow gear, and also when you sell them.

post #10 of 11

I never thought about doing this and never heard of quiver killer inserts before.  I have taken bindings off a pair of skis and mounted them on another, but never thought about going back and forth.  Think I am gonna do this next season. 

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by crank View Post.  Think I am gonna do this next season. 

 

It's pretty sweet for flying weektrips to iffy conditions, esp. if  the skis would go over 50lbs.

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