Originally Posted by samurai
Are the holes in good condition? Were they previously over-torqued? Is the top-sheet rising or bulged around the holes, or is everything still flush? Is there any debris in the holes that would signify a cracking core/stripped hole? what skis? Metal in the topsheet? Can you clearly see the threads in the holes? are they puuurdy?
those would be my questions. If it met my expectations, I would use the holes again... with steel-wool and JBweld.
Everything appears to be in good condition. I myself took the previous bindings off. All the screws came out cleanly without a problem. There is definitely not anything abnormal: just clean holes in the ski. It is a K2 burnin luv, so I think it does have a metal layer in the ski.
I should say I will not be doing the work myself, so the shop will have their say. I just wanted to see what the general consensus was about remounting in the same holes. One stupid question: is the steel wool used in the hole to provide more strength for the screw to set in?