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School me on setting my bindings

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok,
I never really set my bindings and stuff in the past, just brought them to the ski shop.

Basically, what I'm wanting to do is adjust a pair of bindings a little to fit a new pair of boots. There is the screw in the back of the binding (sorry, don't know term) that moves it forward and backward. Should this be adjusted a certain way, or just so the boot can fit in? For instance, my p50's have marker 12.0ti's. My boots fit in, but the way they click in seems to be a tad tough, and the rear piece of the binding seems too close. Can I simply adjust this so the boot fits better, or is there a special way to adjust it, as to not mess with release settings?

Thanks!!
post #2 of 17
As I recall you are a patroller. Your local shop will probably do it for free.

If you insist on doing it yourself, find a Marker manual. You can probably find one online.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
No, I do get a 10 buck discount at the local shop on that kind of stuff, though.: I have another pair I would like to do it on as well, a pair of Atomic Betarace 10.22's with Atomic Race 310's or whatever they are. And a pair of old beginner heads with some old terrible atomic bindings. Maybe bringing them to the shop would be the answer. I'll have to see how much they want to do that kind of stuff.
post #4 of 17
Righty tighty..Lefty Loosy.

Seriously, if you don't have a basic knowledge of the parts of the binding or what model they even are, you shouldn't get near them with any tools.
post #5 of 17
You need to find a new shop. That should be on the house for a pro. Course you could tip the tech. Forward pressure:
post #6 of 17
All bindings require the correct forward pressure. There is some indicator on the back of the binding showing a range of positions. I know how to read the indicator on my bindings, but not your newer Markers. This is what you need to find out.

A few bindings require a height adjustment of the toe piece.
post #7 of 17
Do a search for "sole length binding" and the brand, or something like that.

I posted a thread like that a while back and got the same kind of non-response. I did a search and found a bunch of threads and one or two of the posts had pretty clear and detailed instruction on my binding. The same post also detailed another brand but I didn't keep the thread. I later had it confirmed by a friendly shop tech. So it seems the poster's knowledge was good and so is the explanation too.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Softsnowguy, that's what I'm wondering about. Forward pressure and such. Is the forward pressure in that indicator in the back, or is that just another din setting thing?

I think I can handle messing around with my bindings; if I can replace a clutch on an '88 scirocco, I think I can handle the bindings, they do not seem *too* complicated. ::
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Also, thank you to all who have replied! I appreciate people looking at my posts and offering help and suggestions!
post #10 of 17
There're certain ways to set the forward pressure. Different binding can be different.
post #11 of 17
FWD pressure:

On my kids marker EPS bindings, there is an adjustment screw on the heel piece. Screw it in until it is flush to the
housing WHEN THE BOOT IS IN PLACE.

DO NOT SCREW IT INTO THE HEELPIECE WITH A BOOT IN THE BINDING!

Screw it in ONLY when the binding is empty, and click the boot in place to check. Then remove the boot and adjust it.

A similar thing works on my atomic race 10-20's. Again, never adjust forward pressure with boot in place. Remove, then adjust, and replace to check.

Geez, guys, how hard was that!?
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by slider View Post
You need to find a new shop. That should be on the house for a pro.
haha, that's a good one.
post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by hamradio View Post
Ok,
I never really set my bindings and stuff in the past, just brought them to the ski shop.

Basically, what I'm wanting to do is adjust a pair of bindings a little to fit a new pair of boots. There is the screw in the back of the binding (sorry, don't know term) that moves it forward and backward. Should this be adjusted a certain way, or just so the boot can fit in? For instance, my p50's have marker 12.0ti's. My boots fit in, but the way they click in seems to be a tad tough, and the rear piece of the binding seems too close. Can I simply adjust this so the boot fits better, or is there a special way to adjust it, as to not mess with release settings?

Thanks!!

simply: the head of the regulation screw should be even with the back of the bindings' heel with the boot IN
post #14 of 17
Wow. 13 responses to answer such a simple question?
post #15 of 17
No, 11 posts.
post #16 of 17
leave your binding open and set your boot in it. Move the healpiece forward until the healpiece lug hits the heal the heal of your boot with that little tongue laying nicely underneath your boot. Then, pull it back one notch. (It moves forward when you step in.)

Step it in. Set the toe piece AFT until it touches.

Crank the toe and heal piece past the din setting until the screw closes out. Then back it off 360-720 degrees depending on what feels good. (one to two turns of the screw driver)

that is how hoakies do it. if you are a perfectionist, go to a shop. If you want your bindings to release when you fall... go to a shop.

(1-2 turns back off of din's max is stronger than din's max, btw. "Cranking" doesn't mean closing out your din.)
post #17 of 17
I have never had a problem getting a shop guy to show me how a binding works. It's always on the house and I give some Quid pro quo with beer or other goodies later on. I generally only adjust DIN settings and only on my own gear. Forward pressure and toe height I leave to the techs, even though its not really very hard.
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