Originally Posted by Whiteroom
...it's not rocket science.
What, exactly is? This condescending term is always thrown around when someone brings up adjusting their own bindings. People who never actually know how to...funny.
When I see my optomologist, all he does is have me cover one eye and read off some letters...not rocket science. Heck, it seems easier than mounting bindings, it just costs more. Same for plumbing in a house or electrical wiring, the last electrician I talked to looked like he just got out of prison and the last plumber...well, I've had conversions with my dog that were more informative. I'm sure whatever it is you do ain't 'rocket science'. (By the way didn't NASA send a probe a million miles of course due to a failed metric conversion, doh!)
here's the thing...the simple fact that you are posting in two different threads asking "HOW DO I..." shows that you OBVIOUSLY do not know. It may not be rocket science, but it isn't in your bag of tricks, is it?
Odds are the useful responses to your questions are going to come from a ski tech, maybe you should stop insulting us and just say "thank you for your help."
... whiteroom, the people that mentioned 'rocket science', a term that you seem to be a bit obsessed with, are not the ones asking. I'm not sure what got your panties all in a bunch, but I think you might benefit from not getting hot and bothered at a pretty routine and innocuous conversation on this site.
Btw, I'm sure that there are scientists and engineers on this site that are, in some sense, 'rocket scientists' - if you ask any of them, I'm sure you'll get a different answer for what, exactly, rocket science is.
as to your examples: Being an electrician or a plumber is not 'rocket science'. Lots of people can combine some common sense and good ol' book learnin' and learn those trades. It turns out that for most people in most situations, it's a better use of their resources (time included) to hire someone else to do the job. Competitive advantage. The amount of time taken to become a binding tech, as someone noted in this thread, is pretty trivial. There's really just not that much to bindings. I can say that even though I don't (at least for now) mount my own bindings, just as I can say "there's not that much to working the counter at mcdonald's", even though I've never worked there. Someone noting that adjusting bindings is not rocket science certainly does not need to be rudely berated, especially when you've mixed up posters in the thread!