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Canting wedges compatible with new ski/binding systems?

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I'll be getting new skis this season. Short of grinding my boot soles (which is an option), I was wondering if there are any new bindings out there that will NOT accept the conventional canting wedges underneath? In the past, I've been canted 1½-3° out on my right ski, depending on which boot I've owned (0-1° out on left).

The Elan Fusion series mounts a binding (Marker) to a plate built into the ski. Several Head/Fischer skis use the Tyrolia Railflex. Dynastar & Rossi are also on my short list, but I don't think (I hope) I'd run into the same problem with Look (Rossi) bindings.

Maybe I'll just take yuki's advice & mount some Look bindings on a pair of Stocklis!
post #2 of 4
Why not grind the boot soles to exactly where you need them? It seems like that would be a better way to go about alignment than to put the shims under your bindings. That will also allow you to ski on anything (skis and bindings) that you want. If you need someplace to get it done let me know. I know of two very good places to have that kind of work done on your boots.
Later
GREG
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Originally posted by TonyD:
I'll be getting new skis this season. Short of grinding my boot soles (which is an option), I was wondering if there are any new bindings out there that will NOT accept the conventional canting wedges underneath? In the past, I've been canted 1½-3° out on my right ski, depending on which boot I've owned (0-1° out on left).

The Elan Fusion series mounts a binding (Marker) to a plate built into the ski. Several Head/Fischer skis use the Tyrolia Railflex. Dynastar & Rossi are also on my short list, but I don't think (I hope) I'd run into the same problem with Look (Rossi) bindings.

Maybe I'll just take yuki's advice & mount some Look bindings on a pair of Stocklis!
If you want to use cant shims as opposed to having your boot soles planed then the only two "systems" I can think of are:

Dynastar/Look AutoDrive
Atomic/Atomic

Motion-NO
Railflex-NO
Marker IBC-NO
Pilot-NO

What I miss? Or did I make a mistake?

With sole planing canting is not an issue, however very few shops across the country do it and or are capeable of doing it.

Coup
post #4 of 4
You might consider boots which have removable cantable heel and toe lugs. This can be done with the higher end Atomics, and I believe also some of the new Lange models. New boots might not cost you much more than having the soles on your current ones custom ground.

Cants under the bindings can be a real pain in the neck. You can't switch skis from right to left to get a fresh edge and even out wear, and ski demos are pretty meaningless because everything feels different without the cants. I used to have 3 or 4 degree cants under the bindings. I think that they sometimes affected binding release function, and the longer mounting screws required used to break . I am now able to obtain most of the correction I need with custom insoles and correct canting adjustment of the boot shaft.

Jim
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