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Marker Speed Point Removal?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I recently bought a pair of used Skis with Marker Bindings mounted on the speed point system, and I'm wondering if it's a big deal to have a shop take the bindings off and change them to a standard (non speed point) mount.

- Do I need to drill new holes?
- Do I need riser pads?
- Anything else to consider?

Or of course should I just leave them alone, and use them with the speed point setup for the season?

Are there any disadvantages to the speed point system?
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by Mainframe View Post
I recently bought a pair of used Skis with Marker Bindings mounted on the speed point system, and I'm wondering if it's a big deal to have a shop take the bindings off and change them to a standard (non speed point) mount.

- Do I need to drill new holes?
- Do I need riser pads?
- Anything else to consider?

Or of course should I just leave them alone, and use them with the speed point setup for the season?

Are there any disadvantages to the speed point system?
The Speedpoint is a good system, I actually prefer Demo bindings.

Have a tech inspect & test the system and leave it in place.

Cheers,

Michael
post #3 of 8
if you remove the speed-point demo plate, you will most likely have to drill new holes in the ski. But, beware, with the speed-point in place, you cannot tell how many times the ski has been drilled.

All in all, its not a huge deal to replace speed-points with a standard binding, however, you need to know that generally you cannot change the bindings on the speed point or use the bindings seperately from the speed point. While the Toe peice would be interchangable, the heel piece would require a change in the track, and because of that I decided to just replace it with standard bindings.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Okay good information ... so basically leave everything as is, or buy regular bindings to install, thanks, I didn't know about the heel being different.

It's also funny you mention the toe piece, they actually are different one is a Marker M12.0 and the other is a Marker M1000, but they are the same vintage so I'm going to ski with them mismatched for the season.

I'll think about new bindings next season.
post #5 of 8
Keep the speedpoint bindings unless you're looking to lighten the ski. I think you'll be happy with them. I know I am happy with my skis that have that binding.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Trekchick & Barrettscv... Can I ask what you like about the Speed Point mount, I don't really see any advantage past quickly adjusting the boot size, and if you're the only one skiing them, then it wouldn't need to be adjusted?

I'm not trying to be negative, I'm just really curious as to why individual skiers like them. I actually had never seen the system until I bought these skis, so it's totally new to me.
post #7 of 8

I really like my Marker M12.0 Speedpoint Titanium Demo Bindings. Several advantages. 1. Your foot size may change. 2. You can give try out your skis to friends, brother, sister, etc. 3. Also it will be easier to sell your skis, to buyer with a different size feet. smile.gif I think Marker the best of the best

post #8 of 8

Hi

 

Just hijacking a little bit the thread, as Im very new to non system bindings:

 

1) Sportsmen66 mentioned about change in boot sole. Isnt a non system binding still be able to adjust a little bit? I read the Look PX15 could do that? Or is that a non standard feature? I worry that by some reason my next boot could not have the exact same length and this could be a problem?

 

2) I havent seen system bindings with max DIN greater than 12. Does that exist? I like the flexibility of the system (I'm in NX12 Fluid right now) and the resellability, but I saw some skis with PX15 that I could maybe pull the trigger.

 

Cheers

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