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Remounting Bindings

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I dont know if this is a dumb question, or if it has been answered before. Looking at some used skis for sale, that have been drilled for a certain make/model of binding, same BSL as mine. Is it good or bad to get the same bindings and just screw them into the same holes? Or should it be completely different bindings so you are drilling into fresh meat , so to speak? Just wondering

post #2 of 8
You could do either. For me, it would come down to price and availability of bindings.
Are you mounting he bindings yourself?
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

i dont have any bindings as of yet , i would have a shop mount them 

post #4 of 8

why did the guy take the old bindings off?  
People usually only take off bindings when preparing a sale if it's a specialized binding so getting the same binding might not be the right solution for you.  You'll need to find out what binding he had. 

Seems like there was an opportunity for savings on both sides to get a better deal because the seller doesn't need to un-mount the bindings.  So there must have been some special circumstances going on here.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post
 

why did the guy take the old bindings off?  
People usually only take off bindings when preparing a sale if it's a specialized binding so getting the same binding might not be the right solution for you.  You'll need to find out what binding he had. 

Seems like there was an opportunity for savings on both sides to get a better deal because the seller doesn't need to un-mount the bindings.  So there must have been some special circumstances going on here.

 

Because he doesn't want to take a 20-30-40% price hit on a binding only to turn around and buy another of the same  at retail?

I can easily see this happening with Pivots or Jesters or STHs. 

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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

 

Because he doesn't want to take a 20-30-40% price hit on a binding only to turn around and buy another of the same  at retail?

I can easily see this happening with Pivots or Jesters or STHs. 


This!   Becoming VERY common now on race skis as while the supported kids can still get cheap/free skis, a lot fewer are getting bindings as well so they sell the skis at the end of the year without bindings and reuse them on the new skis.  Not surprising really since even at racer/supported price, they could be looking at ~$1000 for bindings for 5-6 pairs of skis whereas they only get about ~$100 extra if they sell them with bindings.

post #7 of 8

If possible buy a binding that fits the original holes, assuming you can do so without compromising safety and quality. All the major brands are fine for the great majority of skiers, but the specific model you need may or may not fit the holes. The problem with switching brands and sometimes models is that the new holes need to be 1cm from the old ones, which may compromise mounting position more than you want. Most likely you will be able to find a satisfactory binding that uses the old holes.

post #8 of 8

The screws are all the same.  A drop of the correct glue in the screw hole will seal it from moisture.  Bindings of the same manufacturer will likely fit the same holes.  There are only a few binding makers---Rossi/Dynastar/Look, Tyrolia/Head/4frnt/Elan, Marker/Fischer/Nordica, and are Atomic & Salomon the same these days (same ownership)?  (And I probably mixed up a few of the labels and left out a couple.  Really just 4 or 5 binding makers.)

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