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Mounting new bindings, same location

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I want to replace my current binding the Rossignol FKS 120 with a Marker Jester. The binding will be mounted in the same position. Is this possible? Will I need to re-drill or add additional holes to mount them?

post #2 of 15

1. Why? The FKS is a better binding. 

 

2. You will need to drill new holes. 

 

3. You may not be able to mount with the same boot center/bsl if the hole patterns have conflict. For best binding retention you want ~1cm between holes. No less than 7mm. 

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

The FKS is a very good binding until it comes off. It is a bitch to get back on in soft snow. I am willing to sacrifice some performance for ease of use. Having said all of that, if there is a conflict in mounting a new binding, I'll likely not change anything, and learn to live with the combination I have.

post #4 of 15
If the Jester is like the Griffon, it will not be easy to get into in soft snow. I had Griffons on my Icelantic Shamans and they were very difficult to get back into in soft snow.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

I hated the Griffons too but the Barons worked well in those conditions

post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by MHarry18 View Post
 

I hated the Griffons too but the Barons worked well in those conditions

 

 

Um, the Griffons are the same binding as the Jester with less metal/softer spring.

 

I can't imagine why the Barons would be better. They are the same heal/toe design as the Griff / Jester on top of a frame. Maybe it's just the taller stand height of the Baron? 

 

Point being....don't install Jesters thinking the'll be like Barons more than Griffons. 

post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

If the Jester is like the Griffon, it will not be easy to get into in soft snow. I had Griffons on my Icelantic Shamans and they were very difficult to get back into in soft snow.

 

^^Agreed. I took the Griffons off my soft snow skis.

post #8 of 15
If you want a different binding, Salomon/Atomic have the Warden/STH2 WTR and Head/Tyrolia has the AAAtack. Any one of those three is better than the Griffon/Jester/Baron, but whether they are easier to get back into in soft snow than what you have is something I can't answer.
post #9 of 15

You may need to swing by a shop that has the drilling templates for both bindings of interest.  With those, they can easily check for hole conflict and thus answer the question.

post #10 of 15
Binding freedom has paper templates you can print em out and see if it will work
http://www.bindingfreedom.com
Look for templates

I will third the suggestion to use the Tyrolia or Salomon bindings for your powder skis

The marker single pivot heel design has this inherent issue of requiring a high amount of force to lock down the heel
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 


Thanks. I'll look into the Tyrolia after I download the template.

post #12 of 15
Do you lack the mobility to reach down and raise the FKS heel piece? If so, the Attack is a much much better option than the Markers.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 


Lifting the heel piece lines up the turntable and keeps it in place at 55 degrees?

post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 


Griffons work better after a few months of use but they were brutal out of the box.

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by MHarry18 View Post


Lifting the heel piece lines up the turntable and keeps it in place at 55 degrees?

One of the great things about the FKS is the ability to put your boot in the binding and simply lift the heel piece with your hand when the snow isn't consolidated enough for a stomp or press. It really isn't hard.
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