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Binding toe piece blew right off

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Skiing last week. Launched off a jump and leaned a little to far back. Landed on the tails and slapped the tips a little too hard. My right toe piece blew right off. Stripped the mounting screws that hold it in place. Anyone ever see that before? Is there a fix for it short of buying a new set of bindings. I was planning on buying a new set up next year.

Speedstik

post #2 of 17
Helicoil? Oh and stop landing in the back seat.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by slider View Post

Helicoil? Oh and stop landing in the back seat.

 

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post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

Will that be safe ? I don't want to be carving hard and have the thing fly off again.

post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 

So that's what those hands are for. I'll work on it. Thanks

post #6 of 17
Have a shop check it out. It might be beyond repair. Perhaps a new forward remount. Sorry couldn't help myself.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 

No prob, thanks for the suggestion. I'll take it to the shop.

post #8 of 17

Take the other one too. 

post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 

Duh ! Just got back. They are DOA. Looks like it's time to shop for new skis too. Gonna look at Volkl Kendo and Blizzard Brahma.

 

Thanks for all the great advice.  SpeedStik

post #10 of 17

If the skis also delaminated around the holes they are toast.  If not, even beyond helicoils they could add a plate, but a lot of trouble and adds un wanted lift.

 

Enjoy your new skis LOL!

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 

No, the skis are OK. I may buy new bindings and have them mounted on my current skis for the balance of the season which is gonna be short this year. Then by new skis and have the bindings remounted on them either at the end of the season or in the summer when they have good sales.

 

Thanks for the help.

post #12 of 17

I'm confused... you said you tore the mounting screws out of the ski, right? I'm assuming the toe piece itself is still intact. If that's the case, then the failure was in the ski, not in the binding. 

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

Sorry for the confusion. These are Marker bindings about 4 years old. There's a single base plate that both the toe piece and heel piece attach to. The screws go into the base plate. The base plate is stripped. I have never seen that setup before.

post #14 of 17

So it's a plate system? Typically the plate is integrated into the ski, unless it's a demo rail. It would still be a ski failure, rather than a binding one. What ski and binding is this?

post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 

The skis are Salomon XWing Tornado with Salomon 21Z bindings. I thought they were marker bindings but they are Salomon. On the forward end of the base plate it says Prolink.

post #16 of 17



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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post Typically the plate is integrated into the ski, unless it's a demo rail.

 

I'm betting it's a demo rail like the one shown here:  http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/salomon-x-wing-tornado-ti-z12-bindings.aspx

post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 

Yes ! That's the one. You know your stuff. I bought them from a guy at the ski shop. They were his skis, he only used them a few times and sold them because he was moving to South Carolina. The skis are still in great shape, that's what was so surprising about it. Since I have had them, my skiing style has changed and the turn radius is way to tight for how I ski now.

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