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Info to give tech for proper binding mount

post #1 of 7
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I bought a pair of Rossignol 9x Power Pulsion skis with Axial 100 pro bindings this summer and now I'm ready to have the bindings mounted. I've seen a number of threads in which people have related stories regarding bad binding mounts. I think I also recall seeing in those threads some discussion about what information was provided to the ski tech for use in mounting the bindings, though I don't recall a discussion about what that information should be in general. I also don't know what variables are involved (I assume there are some) in mounting bindings. So, what information should I provide, if any, to the ski shop to maximize the likelihood that I will be satisfied with the mounting of my bindings?
post #2 of 7
There is a pre-drilled plate on that ski to accept the axial binding. It's almost impossible to screw up, just give your height, weight, boot, skier type and age. That's all anyone will need to mount that ski/ binding combo, there's no need to stress.
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
There is a pre-drilled plate on that ski to accept the axial binding. It's almost impossible to screw up, just give your height, weight, boot, skier type and age. That's all anyone will need to mount that ski/ binding combo, there's no need to stress.
Thanks, that's reassuring.
post #4 of 7
All shops should have you fill out a work order with height, weight, age, and skier type included. There is no magical information that ensures that your binding will be mounted correctly- that comes down to the tech's experience and, in some cases, luck.
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All shops should have you fill out a work order with height, weight, age, and skier type included. There is no magical information that ensures that your binding will be mounted correctly- that comes down to the tech's experience and, in some cases, luck.
Thanks. I'm near San Jose and I'll probably take them to Mel Cotton's. If anyone's had experience with them - good or bad - I'd be interested to hear.

Also, how would I know if a bad job has been done? I expect that if the job is totally botched it may be obvious, but it also seems likely to me that there are gradations of bad and discerning some may not be so obvious. What should I look for in evaluating the quality of the mounting job?
post #6 of 7
I think you're worrying too much about this. The chances of a specialty ski shop botching a binding mount is extremely slim.
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I think you're worrying too much about this. The chances of a specialty ski shop botching a binding mount is extremely slim.
That makes me feel better. I wasn't worried until I saw a number of threads here in which people reported problems with getting their bindings mounted. Before that, I assumed it was a pretty straightforward thing, and what I'm hearing from you and Whiteroom is that it really is.
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