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ski vice suggestions

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for an economical ski vice for both downhill and xc skis.  I'm only tuning/waxing 5-6 sets of skis a year, so I don't need industrial-grade tools.  However, I want something that will hold both types of skis.  I was leaning towards a Winstersteiger vice with a hold-down loop (Sport Plus model), but I don't see if my xc bindings (NNN and NNN-BC) will get held by the cinch loop. 

Anyone got good advice about this vice or another?  

 

And...I see that others have built their own and have recommended posters to do so.... but I'm not in the market for another chore; I'm in the market for a vice.  

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 6

North American NNN-BC  should have a toeside loop for the lace hook.     Can you thread the loop through that?

The old FK / SKS profi vises that use a lock-in sole for alpine bindings come with a plastic 'bar' emulator   that lets them click into NNN and SNS (they will *not* fit NNN-BC- too narrow).       It is completely possible to use that and a hold-down loop fitting for every ski you're likely to meet.   (Ski boards with nonrelease bindings are still a total pain).

 

Otherwise, look for a 3-point sidewall-grabber type.    With 2 point vises you're going to have to build profile boards, and that's yet another chore.

post #3 of 6

I forgot to ask:   do you have 75mm bindings that don't have a toe lever?   

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Nope, NNN for track-set skis and NNN-BC for fresh snow skis.

 

But, you have given me an idea about finding a way to click something into the bindings and then snag that.  

Hmmmmm........

post #5 of 6

 I'm very happy with my Ski Man Ski Vise Comp.

I bought it from Mountain Equipment Coop.  I cannot find it now on their site, although the cross country supports that were not included (I haven't cross country skied in years) are on their site http://www.mec.ca/product/4016-475/ski-man-cross-country-supports-for-ski-vise/?q=ski%2Bman

 

"Google Ski Man Ski Vise Comp" and you will find lots of links, e.g. http://www.skiman.it/vises/art-691.aspx

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by tch View Post
 

Nope, NNN for track-set skis and NNN-BC for fresh snow skis.

 

But, you have given me an idea about finding a way to click something into the bindings and then snag that.  

Hmmmmm........

 

http://www.selectlocks.com/3070201

 

should work fine, esp. if you click the toe release button

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