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re-mounting marker mrr turbo sc

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I have a pair of marker mrr turbo sc's and was wondering if anybody knows if i can mount the toe and heels without the sc (select control) interface.

I have a pair of rc4's with a plate and I'm a cheap bastard so I don't want to shell out $200 for z13's if I could avoid it.

I am not a racer and I don't plan on using these skis too much, so I'm not too concerned about the 'best' performance and yes I know Markers suck, but they're free. Just trying to find out if this is even an option.
post #2 of 15
Can we get a pic of those bad boys???
post #3 of 15
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not sure I know how but i'll try to figure that out...any tips appreciated...
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by jayhawkskier View Post
I have a pair of marker mrr turbo sc's and was wondering if anybody knows if i can mount the toe and heels without the sc (select control) interface.

I have a pair of rc4's with a plate and I'm a cheap bastard so I don't want to shell out $200 for z13's if I could avoid it.

I am not a racer and I don't plan on using these skis too much, so I'm not too concerned about the 'best' performance and yes I know Markers suck, but they're free. Just trying to find out if this is even an option.

Maybe/Maybe not. Depends.
Some Markers must be used with the SC or EPS plates and cannot be mounted without them.
On some toes the binding mounts with a metal plate as part of the binding that is ABOVE the ski top sheet. This obviouslly requires some sort of spacing between that part of the binding and the top sheet. Do not be fooled by the fact that the rest of the binding housing sits on the top sheet..especially at the edges. The SC/EPS plate provides that support. Guess you could make your own little support for under there.
Some heel pieces have the binding screw mounting holes dimpled/chamferred so that they must sit on a plate too..and not on a top sheet.
post #5 of 15
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thanks Arnold. I took off the toe and it looked like it could be mounted, but i didn't take off the turntable to see what it looked like, but I think i understand what u r referring to.



this looks similar except the mrr has the turntable heel...
post #6 of 15

So...

It's just like the one in the picture, but with a completly different heel
post #7 of 15
IIRC, the toe is pretty straight forward..the heel is where there might be an issue. Personally, I think there are much better options to use than these.
post #8 of 15
When in doubt, I just mount to a piece of 3 inch wide pine about 20 inches long. From that you can make a template or simply measure to where you need to go on the top sheet. This will flush out any issues that you will have will no damage to the skis.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
IIRC, the toe is pretty straight forward..the heel is where there might be an issue. Personally, I think there are much better options to use than these.
I can also think of a lot better options, but none of them are free and sitting in my garage.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by jayhawkskier View Post
I can also think of a lot better options, but none of them are free and sitting in my garage.

I have a box of SC stuff somewheres if you like, including turntable heels.
post #11 of 15
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I'm hoping to be able to add to that box, just the sc plate but not the toe and heel. It looks like the heel will be the problem b/c of the way it sits on the metal plate and then wraps around to the topsheet. I think that's what Arnold was getting at...
post #12 of 15
If the toe doesn't need the SC or plate..and the heel doesn't work out..Then just find another MRR heel that mounts to a flat ski with no SC or anything. Then away you go. The MRR's still have a following and are still popular while reasonablly priced. There's nothin' fancy about MRR toes..use any heel. Like a SALOMON haha. OR wait till I come across a MRR heel that mounts flat and you can have it. I do see them now and again.
post #13 of 15
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thanks Arnold

It's not so much that I'm in love with the MRR, it's just that I like FREE.

What would happen if I mounted the SC binding on the plate? That might be interesting!
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by jayhawkskier View Post
It's not so much that I'm in love with the MRR, it's just that I like FREE.
Actually, the underlying plate, though plastic, is so much more engineering nerdy-fun than the Tyrolias of the same vintage. I heart the little diagonally grooved soft rubber insert that sets the exact spacing.

Almost as many giggles as reassembling a fishing reel.
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BTW, I don't quite understand

Why the heel is a problem?
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