Got a great deal in Canada on some skis and bindings and I do all my own mounting as living in Nashville TN there are no real ski shops near by. Ran into a little problem while doing a dry fit of the boots and bindings that I would like to get some knowledgeable opinions on, and I know there are many who would advise taking to a ski shop, but I would not be posting if I planned on doing that. I have mounted successfully many bindings in the past and as a mechanical engineer I feel comfortable with the work I do and decisions I make. Thanks in advance for taking a look at what I have documented.
Here you can see the toe and heel piece fastened to a 1 x 6 before I mount to the skis
Ready to engage boot into binding
A close up of the toe and heel positions
Now I check forward pressure setting (left) and adjust it to correct position (right) with boot engaged.
I remove boot from binding and when try to reinstall I am way too tight against the heel for boot to fit back into binding
It might be possible to remove material as shown above or is there a possibility that I am measuring the forward pressure incorrectly for this binding?
Note also that I adjusted the AFD position at the toe to be compliant with the go and nogo criteria, just did not show any of this here.
Many thanks for taking a look here and suggestions to help solve this problem are most appreciated.