I upgraded my boots after 15 years, and didn't realize that (1) shops won't touch really old bindings, and (2) the new shells are 8mm shorter. So now I have one sweet pair of powder/all mountain backside skis, but two pairs of perfectly good skis that I can't use--well, one good pair and a shitty pair of rock skis. Against the advice of Marker lawyers, the last time I skied on the bindings, they worked just fine, so I'm going to adjust them unless the dangers of worn out springs are serious--I think not.
Specs: Skis = Salomon Supermountain 185, c.2001-2. Bindings = Marker M9 racing (yeah, I know ... ski swap, FTW), c.1998-2001. Boots old =316, new=308
The problem is, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, not counting the three hours of internet research I just wasted. I can turn a screwdriver, but I don't know if 8mm puts me too far forward ... guessing I'll be okay on traditional skis--is that right? And can anyone elaborate on what I need to do to check the front--I saw some posts about that, but not much detail was given.
If I need to re-drill, are any of you aware of a useful tutorial for someone who has no binding mounting knowledge but has reasonable mechanical skills?