|Originally posted by mrw:
...Has anyone ever mounted there own?
I wouldn't recommend it if you're a one or 2 ski kind of guy. I do it because I'm a gear junkie, and I'm always swapping things around, and rarely buy a "ski package" from a shop.
Doing this without a jig can be pretty simple or a real mental challenge depending on the type of binding, ski and whether you're using any type of plates, etc. But if you have patience and make meticulous measurements you can do a nearly perfect job.
I've never had a screw pull out on me, and I usually get the boot position right on using the "BOF method" where possible. The biggest problem I sometimes had was having a toe or heel piece end up on a very slight angle. It always makes me cringe to see that, but screw it, I skied them anyhow. Never had it bad enough that I could feel it though.
I know that will make a lot of you scream about compromising the release function, but go ahead and scream, cause I'm a cheapass and I don't care. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
BTW: I just hand mounted up some LOOK P12's on a pair of K2 AK Enemies with VIST Lift plates. Skied them the first time today on very crappy Catskill's LSGR and FRGR and those fat boards skied fantastic with great edgehold.
Took me about 3 hrs. to mount it all perfectly.