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Is mounting included if Bindings are included??

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm buying my first pair of skis tomorrow. The bindings are included but it just occurred to me if this was an extra cost to mount the bindings?

That would suck if it's extra. That would be like buying a car but you can't drive it away until you pay for them to mount the wheels.
post #2 of 16
Mounting and boot/binding adjustment should be free. Enjoy your new boards. What kind did you purchase?
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

thanks for the info

Fischer RX 6 skis. I posted elsewhere about it under my other handle, 729JIM.

I'm psyched. I hope they can mount the bindings in a day so I can ski Saturday. If not I'll just wait another week.

Can't wait to hit the slopes!
post #4 of 16
Should take less than 40 minutes to mount the bindings + adjust to your boot. At least that's what they say at the local shop when they do a rush thing - a family friend had it done just this Saturday.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by NYCJIM
I'm buying my first pair of skis tomorrow. The bindings are included but it just occurred to me if this was an extra cost to mount the bindings?

That would suck if it's extra. That would be like buying a car but you can't drive it away until you pay for them to mount the wheels.
Totally depends on the store. I work for the Sports Authority and we charge for every mount, $25. Sure some stores include it for free but there skis are so marked up already that they have to give it to you. Usually with bindings that are included they are either device type bindings so no drilling will be required, or it is part of a package that the store puts together. If you are buying from a small speciality shop, I would guess that the mount price is included. However if it is extra and more then $25, just take to a Gart's/TSA and they'll do it for that.

Also be sure to wheel and deal some if it is not included. Usually haggling will get you some type of deal.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by jonpole
Should take less than 40 minutes to mount the bindings + adjust to your boot. At least that's what they say at the local shop when they do a rush thing - a family friend had it done just this Saturday.
40 mins!!! Man who is doing the mounting, a 2 year old? It takes me about 15 mins from start to finish, including testing and I consider myself pretty slow.
post #7 of 16
Well, I think they say 40 minutes just so they have some breathing room... i.e.: 3 of you show up at the same time and say "I need these ASAP" But in anycase, I would guess most shops would accomodate getting them out to you in less than a day.
post #8 of 16
The railflex bindings are an absolute breeze to mount, the shop should have no trouble doing them in a few minutes. Now an undrilled VIST plate... that'd be a different story. Nice choice of skis.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Okay, I bought the skis today.

I'm glad I'm not going skiing this weekend. The skis won't be ready for A WEEK.

Geesh, a whole WEEK?

Well, I'm not going anywhere this weekend so I won't sweat it.

I'm just psyched because I got Fischer RX 6 skis with poles and bindings including tax for $433.88

Princeton has a big sale starting today so I had to get the last 170s in the store. In Jersey they were out of 170s. This was the last shop that had them-and only one size.

YES, glad I got them.

Can't wait till next week! Hit those slopes!

thanks all
post #10 of 16
You have got to be kidding.

Mounting for everything you purchased should be done at the store---without extra charge and as soon as you slide your card through the Zon machine.

I took ski's got from Gonzo/Uncle Crud and bindings I got from Steep and Cheap to one of the local shops, called first just to see, and had the skis in about 3 hours---that long only because I had errands to run. Paid the 20 something bucks and said thanks very much.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
That's the way it should have been, done right away. I was very surprised. But I was so happy to have just bought my first pair of skis that the excitement didn't allow me to get that mad over it.

A week will go by quickly.
post #12 of 16

Do you work for free?

Cars come from the factory with tires installed, Skis do not come to shops with bindings installed. The last I checked we had no back shop employees willing to work for free. Of course you should pay to have bindings installed.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well, I assumed that the backstore employees would be paid a salary from the sales, no?

If you want to pay them to do what should come with the price, then be my guest.

See you on the slopes.
post #14 of 16
It should not cost extra to mount if you bought both from a store.

I got my AC3s from Ken Jones in NH and they mounted them in 15 minutes for me.

You are probably better off not breaking them in this weekend anyway,
post #15 of 16
Congratulations on your ski purchase. You're in NYC so your weather can't be any better than mine... so you probably have nothing to ski on for a week anyway. I'm surprised that they said it's going to take so long to get everything mounted and adjusted for you. They either have a huge backlog of stuff to work on or they send it out to be done. But either way, you're going to be set to go soon! Having your own skis rocks.. because you don't have to stand in line and wait to get rentals. I usually start skiing at 8:30am - first one on the lift. My friend usually joins me around 9:15-9:30am because he has to rent.. fill out forms.. line-up.. etc..
post #16 of 16
True, the weather is springlike. Today in New York City it’s going up to 60 degrees! Not much better at the slopes 2 hours from me.

About rentals vs. having your own. You know it! The amount of time it takes to go through the lines, filling out the form, line to pay, line to get boots, line to get skis. This process can take a full HOUR if you’re not there early.

The last time I rented I was there early in the morning but even with only 3 people in front of me, it took about 20 minutes before I was at the lift.

I’m really looking forward to getting the lift ticket at the window and bypassing all that chaos. Also, as they say The early bird gets the worm, LOL.

If I get on the slopes by 8:30 or even 9 a.m. on a busy Saturday, I’m guaranteed a good full hour and a half before the crowds.

Tip #2: I keep little snacks, a few crackers and peanuts in a few pockets. I nibble here and there so that when the bulk of the crowd is breaking for lunch, I’m still going!

It’s hard to get up so early on a Saturday morning, but for me getting up at 5:30 to get there early is better than getting up at 7 to get there when everybody else does.

Can’t wait to hit the slopes!
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