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Race stock Rossi/Look bindings

post #1 of 5
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quick question on race stock Rossi's or Look's (FKS 185 or Look P18)

there is a little hole in the front of the toe piece under the screw that sets the DIN and, additionally, if you flip over the toe piece, there are two openings in the bottom of the metal toe piece that allow snow/water/ice to get into it

why would they have those holes there on a metal binding... ie why isn't the housing sealed? why would it be good for water to get inside a metal binding? wouldn't this just rust out the spring over time?

anyone know the function, if any, of these holes?

you'd think the housing would be completely sealed to keep the internal parts from the weather and rust, no?

thoughts?
post #2 of 5
I would not try to seal the holes. Water would probably find its' way around the tension screw or some other place. If sealed, the holes would not be able to drain.
Find out the correct type of lube and use it generously.
I could use pictures to get the situation completely.
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post #4 of 5
Yes, moisture could still get in around the "tension screw", so just keep it clean, lube it with something like lithium grease just to displace moisture. Set the skis down on the bases to let gravity do the work after skiing?
post #5 of 5
I never noticed until you mentioned it, but I have the same holes on my non-race stock rossi 140's, and on another pair of older rossi 100 somethings. I've been using them for a long time, and never had a problem related to the holes, so I wouldn't worry about it.
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