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Head Freeflex Pro 11 Binding Mounting to Head I.SL RD Team SL Skis

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I am mounting Freeflex Pro11 binding to my daughter's new Head I.SL RD Team SL skis.  

 

These are junior skis and junior bindings for junior boots.  I have a question for the experts here on this forum.

 

I will have the shop take a look/test, but just wanted to get your opinion first.

 

The new skis came with the plates.  The boot sole length is 258mm.  Yeah, still pretty small.

 

There is no boot center mark on the skis or anything.  So, I started with the rear binding

first.  I mounted it to the first sets of holes.  On the plate, the numbers are 241mm and 259mm.

I figured that is correct.

 

Then, I mounted the front binding.  However, the first set of holes went to 281 and 300mm.

That's the smallest I could make with this binding.  Now, is this normal?  Shouldn't it match the boot

sole length number of the rear binding?  

 

Did I mount the front binding too far towards front?  Should I mount the front binding to the first set of holes (241mm and 260mm)?

Then, mount the rear binding would then go to 280 and 299mm holes.

 

The boot seems to fit OK to the ski.  I can mount the boot to the ski just fine.

 

I took some pictures and placed it here.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aw2qia2fpnjop7r/head%20skis.pdf?dl=0

 

Thank you.

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I have similar bindings (same name) but must be older version with no plate.  Toe piece location is fixed.  Only adjustment for boot sole length is the screw in the center that adjust the heel piece location in steps of 10mm .  Finer adjustment is done with the forward pressure adjustment in the heel piece.  Head bindings are made by Tyrolia.  You should be able to find documentation online.

 

EDIT:  Did find documentation online.  It matches my bindings.  Holes for mounting are made using a jig which is set for the boot sole length.  Jig is aligned on the ski at the center mark and the holes drilled.  This fixes location of the toe.  Not a rail system which allows movement of both heel and toe.      

 

Sounds like you should definitely take them to a shop to be sure.


Edited by JimH - 10/20/16 at 2:18pm
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Thread Starter 

Thank you.

 

The skis came with race plates already installed.  It has Head SX/SL354 plates.

 

So, I can mount the bindings where it's necessary.  I can move forward or backward.  The toe piece will move as well.

 

I just don't know where its' supposed to be mounted.  Do I reference off the numbers for the rear binding or do I reference off the numbers for the front binding?

 

That's my question.  If there is anyone who has experience with mounting bindings to the race plate, I would appreciate your feedback.

 

Regards,

 

Jae

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