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Rossy Axial 120Ti binding question

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I am having the devil of a time getting these bindings to release my boots to get the skis off. I press down on the heel piece whith my pole repeatedly and the thing will not lock down. It keeps coming back.
Is there an adjustment on the binding for this?
post #2 of 10
The forward pressure might be wrong. With your boot in the binding check the large screw adjustment in the back of the heel. It should be flush with the inner edge of the hole its in. If it is completely inside the hole you have too much forward pressure.
post #3 of 10
Suspect same as Rio; your boot is not completely disengaging from heal piece therefore forward pressure maybe set incorrect. Also note that the Rossi binding does not necessarily “lock down” upon disengagement but rather exhibits a "range" of position at the full boot release point also acting then as the position ready for your step back in.

With that said however, is your Rossi Axial Ti 120 a “worm screw” adjustment or a “Tab adjustment” with indicator?
post #4 of 10
This is most likely the massive amount of elastic travel that the Look/ Rossi heel has. The travel keeps them from pre-releasing (I hate that term...) but also makes them 'hard' to get off. Try simultaneously pushing down with your pole and pulling up with your heel. It also helps to push along the arc that the heel will travel (rearward then down) instead of pushing straight down.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'm familiar with the screw adjustment on the marker type bindings and the flush adjustment, but these binding do not have the screw. The tab adjustment sounds like what I see but I don't know how to adjust the tab or how to read the indicator.
post #6 of 10
Here are my steps for tab adjustment regarding forward pressure of 07 Rossignol Axial2 TI binding. If you have any concerns or issues and are not mechanically inclined please take your bindings into a shop for proper adjustment as your safety and performance demand such. This is no substitute for professional adjustment.

Also, these steps assume there is no binding damage or obstructions and in good working order. Additionally, your boot sole should not exhibit significant wear or is damaged at both toe and heal binding engagement points.

(review attached photos of '07 Rossignol Axial TI Pro W/B) Take a moment and carefully examine the back of the your heal piece as well as an “indicator” located atop the rear housing perhaps showing a light green or yellow display (see first photo). Also notice the location of the heal housing with respect to rails that will slide within either side. Note it maybe better to use a magnifying glass to really get the picture if your eyes are like mine.

With the boot out and the heal piece in the disengage position, using a large flat head screwdriver, insert the tip of the screwdriver underneath the silver tab (see second photo) and raise or lever it up slightly and carefully with one hand while you move the heal piece with the other hand within the tracks backwards to tail to a compete stop and click position within the tracks. If your skis are not in a vice you may need to put your knee on the center of the ski to be able slide the heal piece all the way backward. Go slowly and carefully as you do not want to strip the locking mechanism.

With binding set to full back location in the track you now begin the process of incremental adjustment forward as necessary for proper adjustment that will be indicated by the display. By carefully reinserting your boot and engaging the binding, take notice of the indicator display (exampled in third photo). You want to eventually see the joining of a dark or black solid mark and the green or yellow solid mark lining up at the mid point of the display window. There are markings either side of the window showing you the target mid point. If the black/green center line is not aligned with the center marking of the indicator window, release boot, carefully raise tab and again move heal forward a single notch, reinsert boot and check your center marking in the window. Repeat this process until your find the center point achieved in the display window. Note that you may not find the exact center on the particular binding or when comparing between bindings. There is some variance in the precision of manufacturing. That said, finding the best centered location that securely latches within track will find your boots forward pressure adjustment on target.

Good Skiing!
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Don Denver, that is an excellent primer, and the images show a touch of class. Thank you.

Oh! By the way, I did take them to a shop, and for $28 all they did was set the din.
post #8 of 10
Originally Posted by ftgrfr View Post
Don Denver, that is an excellent primer, and the images show a touch of class. Thank you.

Oh! By the way, I did take them to a shop, and for $28 all they did was set the din.
For $28 they should have release tested them with some Vermont equipment and thrown in a free hot wax.
post #9 of 10
For $28 they should have told you how to release the heel. Fwd P was fine wasn't it ??
post #10 of 10
Yes; hopefully the shop (I would be shocked if they did not) reviewed and set your forward pressure adjustment at the time of the DIN setting. Therefore, please take note of the current position in the display. If not centered as outlined earlier take it back in with your boot and have them make the corrections in your presence.

However the larger question remains; has forward pressure adjustment solved your initial problem of boot disengagement? If not, address with the shop by actually stepping in and out and/or ping back here.

FWIW, the Axial2 is a great binding with some real positive engineering improvements that actually can be felt and enjoyed with increased energy transmission with wider skis and performance as I can attest with my 140 Ti Pro’s. However, as there is always a catch, with this binding the attachment screws need to be examined periodically with spring and tracks lubricated annually.
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