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Hole Patterns and Bindings

post #1 of 12
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I need to pick some bear brains. I'm looking for a set of bindings that matches an existing hope pattern but don't know what brand they were, wiothout posting a photo but based on a description who knows what bindings...
A) Have a toe piece hole pattern with four holes in the shape of a trapazoid, short side on the boot/center side of the ski.


B) Have a heel piece four hole pattern that is a rectangle.

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Any guesses or tips are appreciated thanks!
post #2 of 12
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Well darn. I guess it must have been something odd. I was hoping it was simply something common that I've never used. I'm pretty familiar with Salomons, Look (rossi), and Markers. I've never had Tyrolias and can't really tell from looking at them online if any of them match. But, I'm not averse to trying Tyrolia since I know what it isn't. I'll just avoid Markers since the skis are a pair of Cabrawlers.
post #3 of 12
I wouldn't bother trying to match the existing hole pattern if I were you. Even if you did find a match, your boot is probably not the exact same size so the (toe) holes would need to be re-drilled anyway.
Get your choice of binding, drill new holes, go ski!
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
I wouldn't bother trying to match the existing hole pattern if I were you. Even if you did find a match, your boot is probably not the exact same size so the (toe) holes would need to be re-drilled anyway.
Get your choice of binding, drill new holes, go ski!
That approach is very high on the list. I guess I was hoping that someone would recognize the pattern as a demo track binding with a movable toe piece If so I'd gladly seek and purchase the exact binding-not that averse to a little extra weight. If not I was gonna get something that is economical, take a look at where they line up, vs my boot size and decide. I'm gonna go +1 if possible (unless the holes are too close together but not exact). Otherwise I'll go dead on center sole mark . I'm not that picky, I'm pretty flexible when it comes to adjusting to how a ski rides and liking it. However, I'll avoid extra holes if possible. If dead center avoids more holes If not then +1 it shall be.

Thanks for the feedback amigo
post #5 of 12

My vote goes to.

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
A) Have a toe piece hole pattern with four holes in the shape of a trapazoid, short side on the boot/center side of the ski.


B) Have a heel piece four hole pattern that is a rectangle.

LOOK step-in with the hollow-cheeked toepiece, not demo.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
LOOK step-in with the hollow-cheeked toepiece, not demo.
Like this by chance?


The others are pretty spendy!!!
post #7 of 12
Yeah. Measure or post pic of holes if you want to double check.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Yeah. Measure or post pic of holes if you want to double check.
Thanks, I'll go by the ski shop this weekend and take a closer "Look" haha

I'll see how they would line up to my boot size then decide if it is close enough to try the same holes.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Thanks, I'll go by the ski shop this weekend and take a closer "Look" haha

I'll see how they would line up to my boot size then decide if it is close enough to try the same holes.
If you go by a ski shop with a wide variety of jigs, they can see which lines up with the holes, the size it was drilled to and give you your options.
post #10 of 12
For best results, don't use old screw holes OR demo bindings.
post #11 of 12
^^^ +1 ^^^

Just get what ever binding you want and re-drill.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Verdict is in. I'm going with a Salamon with triangle hole patterns toe and heel instead. Shouldn't be anywhere near the old holes (which are tightly plugged). Budget ended up dictating based on expert recommendatations of avoiding the old holes. Wifes notebook died yesterday- got too hot. So I'm just going with something simple that I'm familiar with.
I should probably wait and spend more money, but A) I'm cheapskate and B) I HATE to WAIT!
Thanks folks, maybe you'll see them and me at Bumphest 09.

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