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Help with Marker IPT WideRide Binding

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I've owned these skis/bindings now for 2 seasons, have about 35 skiing days on them, and felt like bindings were loose so I decided to tighten up the center screw, but by accident I also adjusted the boot length...oops.  I'm use to other Marker binding system and not this one and looking for concurrence I reset everything correctly.

 

My boot size is 326mm

 

 

 

I then set the binding length to that size:

 

 

 

The pressure indicator underneath the heel, when no boot is in it, it looks like this:

 

 

 

The pressure indicator underneath the heel when the boot is inserted (it is slightly in, flush with binding)

 

 

 

Confirming I reset everything correctly.

 

 

 

The reason why I am asking is because when I try and put the boot in, I'm really forcing it because it is so tight.  Perhaps it was always like this and I never paid attention but wanted other eyes looking at it:

 

 

 

If I extend the bindings to 330cm length, the boot 'appears' to fit in the bindings better, but the pressure indicator underneath the heel does not move, shows no tension - looks like the binding with no boot attached.image above.

 

Thoughts?  326cm the correct setting or 330cm?

 

Some additional information:  DIN settings at 6.5.  At 326cm I am unable using my hands to eject the boot when I put force on the side by toe.  At 330cm I am able using my hands to eject the boot when I put force on the side by toe.

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Since I didn't receive any replies I ponied up the $27 to have the bindings re-certified at a local ski shop, they set the length to 322cm - smaller than the number on my boot.  In this setting:

1) I am unable to mount my boot into the binding unless I put it on my foot and stand on it.  Need my body weight in order to engage the binding on my boot - explains a lot why the heel of boot is so chopped up.

2) the binding heal pressure indicator goes in much further, about half-way in now

 

Per the ski place this is the correct setting.

post #3 of 5

oh for sure Marker Royals are a PITA to get your heel into.

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Originally Posted by fatbob View Post
 

oh for sure Marker Royals are a PITA to get your heel into.

I'm making the assumption these IPT WR 12.0 bindings are the same as the Griffon, the only difference is the IPT is a rail system whereas the Griffon is screw mounted?  If yes the Squire seem to be equivalent to the 4-Motion system - are the Squire's that poor of a binding?  I read many reviews online that they are.  My son is using the 4-Motion on his Volkl RTM 75 and his boot heels are not chopped up due to the binding tension unlike mine.  Also found the 4-Motion easy to work on and set.

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Originally Posted by ikolbyi View Post

Since I didn't receive any replies I ponied up the $27 to have the bindings re-certified at a local ski shop, they set the length to 322cm - smaller than the number on my boot.  In this setting:
1) I am unable to mount my boot into the binding unless I put it on my foot and stand on it.  Need my body weight in order to engage the binding on my boot - explains a lot why the heel of boot is so chopped up.
2) the binding heal pressure indicator goes in much further, about half-way in now

Per the ski place this is the correct setting.

Yes this is the correct setting.
I think your boot has the soft heel pads, which make it even more difficult to get into the binding.
Periodically the binding heels need to be pushed further down before putting your boot into them. The tend to stick upward a bit when removing a boot.

This is a common issue with those bindings.
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