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You see the numbers on the Head Rebel. My boot is a 314 so I guess I use the 300-320 mounting holes. Do I use anything like blue locktite? How do I set the forward pressure? I have the Head Freflex Pro 14 bindings.

 

On the Atomic Fis ski there are not markings on the plate but the Solomon X 16 bindings have numbers on the track. How to mount and forward pressure setting.

 

On the Kastle I do not know how the window lines up to the line. Also how to set forward pressure. I have mounted many bindings with a jig but these are new to me. 

 

Thanks

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1) Yes. No need for locktite. Use the tab at the back of the heel to set forward P.

2) Not sure. 

3) You are reading the settings off the outside edge of the binding, not 'in the window' as set it is adjusted to 341-348 (actually, it is between settings as it sits in the photo). The heel works the same. Forward p is not adjustable independent of sole length, but is 'confirmed' by the tab at the heel. 

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On the Atomic Fis ski there are not markings on the plate but the Solomon X 16 bindings have numbers on the track. How to mount and forward pressure setting.

 

 

Atomic alpine technical manual. 

Page 17 & 18.   


Edited by KingGrump - 9/3/16 at 1:55pm
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Thank you.
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BTW, on the Atomic FIS SL, you can mount the binding in two different locations in terms of fore and aft. It all depends on your stance & preference.  

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Is there a center mark on the ski or do you do ball of foot
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Didn't see any center mark on the ski and/or plate. There are two sets of holes for the binding toe plate to line up with. The rest of the binding is then installed in relation to the toe plate as spec in the tech manual. 

   

My BSl is 287 so I mounted the binding in the back set of holes. Figured the front set of holes would be for a larger BSL. Took it out for a few runs at Taos. Had to move the toe using the VAR lever all the way forward to get over the ski. Remounted the bindings during lunch. Moved it to the forward hole. Like the balance a lot more.

 

Please take into consideration I am a rec skier and I don't race. I'm in the steeps, bumps and trees mostly so I ski with an fairly up right stance and like my skis a bit more centered. YMMV.

If I was skiing groomer exclusively. I would probably would mount it on the rear set of holes.  

 

IMO, you can remount the binding real quick. All you need us a #3 posi-drive. So doesn't matter which set of holes you start with. Just play with it.  

 

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post #8 of 9

I have the Head Freeflex setup.  Note that the openings are much smaller than the screws, so you'll need to open those up. Just to be safe, I had a local shop do it, because I wasn't sure what bit size I should use, and I didn't want to damage the threads (probably you'd want to use a jig or drill press to hold the bit perfectly upright).   I had them open up not just the holes for center-mount, but one increment forward and one increment back, to give me the freedom to play with the fore-aft position.  But maybe someone here can give you instructions on how to do it yourself, and what tools you'd need.

 

The Freeflex also makes it very easy to play with delta -- your shop can order pre-drilled shim kits directly from Head.   You'll just need the extra-long screws (which come with some of the shim kits, and which may need to be ground down to size).


Edited by chemist - 9/3/16 at 8:08pm
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The Freeflex Bindings come with self tapping/threading screws. As Chemist noted the pre drilled screw holes are really small. If you drill them out with a 1/8 drill bit the screw is much easier to start screwing in. Very easy to do at home as the self threading screws will then finish enlarging the hole size and setting their own threads. Quite a few owners of the Head iSpeed WC seem to like mounting the bindings one centimeter further forward. Easy to reverse if you do not like it there.

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