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post #1 of 15
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What is required to mount the bindings (NO311) to the Nordica Afterburners? Is a fixture required? Is drilling required?
Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by quickk9 View Post
What is required to mount the bindings (NO311) to the Nordica Afterburners?
Hmmm, your profile says westford, MA....

Drive 1/2 hour west on Rt 2.
Get off on 140S.
Make a right at the lake.
Pull in the Wa lot.
Head into the Mountain Ski Shop.
Give them your skis and boots and something like $25-30 or there abouts.


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Originally Posted by quickk9 View Post
Is a fixture required? Is drilling required?
Thanks in advance.
If you mean a jig, no. No drilling either. You slide the things onto the rails, maybe you have to move a little stopper thingie at the end of the rails out of the way, and they are mounted.

Then, you have to set the sole length and release. I asked pretty much asked the same question on how to do that a couple weeks ago for two different bindings and most told me a shouldn't do it myself but were kind enough to tell me how to do it. Search for Nordica bindings over the last couple weeks and you should find the threads.

Even though I did it myself, if you have one pair of skis, I'd still recommend paying to have it done. I wanted to learn because I now have 1/2 dozen pairs of skis and I won't want to pay for six remounts if I change boots. The pair of Nordicas I did, I will still pay to have checked in the fall as they are for my wife and I don't mind risking f#%@ing myself up but don't want to do it to someone else. And I'll get the tech at the shop to hopefully show me how he checks those skis so I know how to check my own (at least the kind of check you do without a release machine).
post #3 of 15
I don't know the binding # but the binding that comes with the Mach 3 skis. Make sure the lever that allows you to adjust boot sole lengths does not come disengaged. This occured this past spring we believe in transit with my friend's Nordica binding and he suffered a nast thumb injusry when he fell.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by roundturns View Post
I don't know the binding # but the binding that comes with the Mach 3 skis. Make sure the lever that allows you to adjust boot sole lengths does not come disengaged. This occured this past spring we believe in transit with my friend's Nordica binding and he suffered a nast thumb injusry when he fell.
You may be talking about the newer NO312 binding, it has little red/green levels like a rental binding. The N0311 binding from a year or two ago you have to take a screw out.
post #5 of 15
What learn2 Said^^^
These are easy enough to mount, but its always good to get them checked at a shop so you know you'll release right when it counts.

Are these the bindings you are talking about?





post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure if those are the same bindings or not - I have not received the skis yet. I saw your previous post about adjusting the length and the pictures are most helpful. If I have any questions once I receive the skis, I will post them here. I agree that it is worth getting them checked, but I like to know how to set them myself. I have several pairs of skis and if I get new boots next season as I intend to do, it would be much less expensive to be able to adjust the bindings myself if the boot sole length changes. It will probably just be a forward pressure adjustment in any case.
Thanks for the feedback.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
What learn2 Said^^^
These are easy enough to mount, but its always good to get them checked at a shop so you know you'll release right when it counts.

Are these the bindings you are talking about?
Those look like the N0312. They're the ones that came on my 06'/07' Nordis. They have the red/green switches like a demo binding. The 04'/'05 Nordis I bought my wife have N0311, very similar but you have a screw or two to remove to adjust the heel and toes pieces fore/aft in ~1cm increments. Not sure which of the two the '05/'06 Nordis have.

I only have side-view pix of the N0311 online--




Note the faint markings on the rails for sole length in ~1cm increments.
post #8 of 15
quick nordica is code for marker!! get rid of those bindings and get something else...
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yes, I know, I know. The whole Marker pre-release thing. I have other skis, so I plan on only skiing these on powder days and late season crud - maybe three or four days days of this in the east.
Since they come with the Marker system, I'll just go with that and make sure that the forward pressure is correct.
Thanks for the warning, though.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
I received the skis and bindings and I mounted the bindings pretty easily. I have a 315 boot sole and I believe that the toe piece is set at 316 and the heel at 320 - I do not have the skis in front of me.
However, on the heel piece, I do not have the standard Marker screw to set the forward pressure. Instead there is an odd shaped protrusion with a triangle (arrow?) on the top. The triangle has several lines in it.
Is this similar to Tyrolia bindings that have the correct forward pressure when the edge of the heel falls on some lines?
Is there any way to adjust the forward pressure other than where the heel and toe piece mount?
post #11 of 15
That is the N0312 binding like in trekchick's pictures. I believe that triangle is the indicator for forward pressure but I haven't ever set one so I don't know how to do it.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by quickk9 View Post
However, on the heel piece, I do not have the standard Marker screw to set the forward pressure. Instead there is an odd shaped protrusion with a triangle (arrow?) on the top. The triangle has several lines in it.
Is this similar to Tyrolia bindings that have the correct forward pressure when the edge of the heel falls on some lines?
Is there any way to adjust the forward pressure other than where the heel and toe piece mount?
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post
That is the N0312 binding like in trekchick's pictures. I believe that triangle is the indicator for forward pressure but I haven't ever set one so I don't know how to do it.
I took more pics of my bindings to see if they are the same. I think they are.
I think its the binding company's way of making sure you get them set by a shop.



And just for good measure, here's the toe piece also:
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yup, that's the arrow / triangle to which I am referring.
I have done a few bindings in my life, and I can set the front and rear DIN, but I see no way to do the forward adjustment.
I am wondering if there is only an adjustment for the boot sole length.
I'll contact the local shop, and let you know what I find out.
Great pics, BTW and thank you!
post #14 of 15
You should ski the Afterburners on more than just powder and crud days. They're fantastic sticks that don't like to be pigeonholed as quiver skis.
post #15 of 15
There actually is no seperate adjustment for forward pressure on these marker systems, unlike the stand alone bindings. Basically you adjust the sole length of the heelpiece further in or out until the back of the binding lines up with the marked triangle area. If the piece is totally sunk within the binding housing, lengthen the heelpiece one click back. If the triangle is completely outside of the back of teh binding, shorten it, and so forth. I prefer to run mine so the back of the piece is nearly flush with the binding rear (since this is technically the proper forward pressure setting for the non-system markers with the screw forward pressure adjustment)

Agreed that marker pre-release does somewhat suck compared to my rossi bindings on my other skis (but not really as bad as people describe sometimes), but I like the ski, so I'll deal with it, since this ski isn't really used for hucking anyway.
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