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Broken binding, fixable or just replace it?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Had a fairly spectacular wreck on Wednesday. Other than a sore shoulder and elbow, no damage to me. Snapped a pole and somehow broke a piece of one binding (thankfully these are my rock skis).

Did ski back to base(very slowly), but am wondering if this is fixable or if I should just replace it. These are couple year old Marker M1000's.

TIA.

Glenn
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post #2 of 14
I'd wrap a piece of duct tape around the area and just ski. There is no structural issue.
post #3 of 14
Whiteroom has it. I doubt if I would even go as far as duct tape to fix it for your concerns. It is both fixable and replaceable but why?. It was not acutally the binding/a piece of it. It was the EPS plate. I would be more worried about the piece that is broken catching on something..when you are carrying or moving the skis. For that reason I would duct tape it or get a tiny bit of glue under it or put some silicone around the jagged edge. I can now see that broken/jaged piece catching on something somehow..like a jacket when carrying or moving said skis and you not so happy! Or find another plate and change the plate. Again..simple,cheap.
post #4 of 14
Keep skiing it! You could literally remove all of the grey plastic on that binding and still not make a bit of difference in safety or performance!
post #5 of 14
The part of the binding that broke were all for show. They didn't do anything except look like you had a full plate. What you really got was lifters with extra plastic. Duct tape both bindings where the crack is and keep skiing.
post #6 of 14
Another vote for never buying Markers!!
post #7 of 14
whoa, stop just a minute. there is no possible way that a Marker binding broke. Absolutely unheard of, they are the greatest bindings ever in the history on anything made.

oops, must be tired or something, I just said the exact opposite of what I meant
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
Keep skiing it! You could literally remove all of the grey plastic on that binding and still not make a bit of difference in safety or performance!
Seconded. All that grey stuff between the toe and heel is just cosmetic to make them look fancy.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. I was hoping it was just a comestic issue and no structural damage was done. Just needed verification from those that are more knowledgeable. Will clean up the sharp edges and ski on. :



Didnt see THIS coming.

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Another vote for never buying Markers!!
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Originally Posted by skierhj
whoa, stop just a minute. there is no possible way that a Marker binding broke. Absolutely unheard of, they are the greatest bindings ever in the history on anything made.

oops, must be tired or something, I just said the exact opposite of what I meant
Glenn
post #10 of 14
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Didnt see THIS coming.
Well, ya know...
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I'd wrap a piece of duct tape around the area and just ski. There is no structural issue.
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Originally Posted by Arnoldtheskier View Post
Whiteroom has it. I doubt if I would even go as far as duct tape to fix it for your concerns. It is both fixable and replaceable but why?. It was not acutally the binding/a piece of it. It was the EPS plate. I would be more worried about the piece that is broken catching on something..when you are carrying or moving the skis. For that reason I would duct tape it or get a tiny bit of glue under it or put some silicone around the jagged edge. I can now see that broken/jaged piece catching on something somehow..like a jacket when carrying or moving said skis and you not so happy! Or find another plate and change the plate. Again..simple,cheap.
Me too, I would use seaweed and snot vs. duct tape here.

You can also just replace the plate, but as mentioned they are JUST Markers and actually even lower 1000's. Time to start shopping for ski/binding deals.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Time to start shopping for ski/binding deals.
I am always shopping, just dont seem to be buying much.

Glenn
post #13 of 14

Markers

I had markers on G4's, got sick of pre releases and kept cranking the DIN up. The result was the whole binding ripped out, while straight lining. I mounted looks 1 cm forward on the same skis set the DIN at 12 same as the markers and haven;t had 1 release since.
post #14 of 14
Doesn't "EPS" stand for "Extra Plastic Stuff" you don't really need?
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