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Need binding for new ski - integrated

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Where would be the best place to get the bindings for a Volkl ski? (Have the ski - need the integrated binding.)

Also I know there is a difference in the Volkl AC20 and AC30 and AC40 bindings, but I am wondering if they all would fit just the same on an AC30? The ski's all appear to have the same shape.

Thanks,
Tom
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by Tbarb View Post
Where would be the best place to get the bindings for a Volkl ski? (Have the ski - need the integrated binding.)

Also I know there is a difference in the Volkl AC20 and AC30 and AC40 bindings, but I am wondering if they all would fit just the same on an AC30? The ski's all appear to have the same shape.

Thanks,
Tom
What year AC30? Color?
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks Phil- Last years AC30. (Black)
post #4 of 14
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Thanks Phil- Last years AC30. (Black)
Lemme check at work. 12 DIN?
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
I know the bindings on the AC20 only go to 11 (or at least the AC2 as I have a pair. I would guess the AC30 and 40 go to 12 at least.
My DIN is only in the 8 - 9 range for an old guy like myself and that spurred the idea of possibily using any of the 3 (AC20/30/40 bindings) if they would work as the universe of finding a pair would be a bit larger. But preferance would be for the AC30 of course.


Tom
post #6 of 14
The rails on the AC20s and AC30s are different. The AC30 is an intergrated rail that is built into the ski vs the AC20's rail that sticks out (iPT vs Rail systems). You can't just swap them in and out for each other, doesn't work like that as one system is screwless and the other uses bolts to lock the bindings in place.

There is a pair of iPT Tigershark binders that go to 12 on eBay right now that will work with your AC30 that are at $100. You might want to check that out.

They have pistons too. Link
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post
The rails on the AC20s and AC30s are different. The AC30 is an intergrated rail that is built into the ski vs the AC20's rail that sticks out (iPT vs Rail systems). You can't just swap them in and out for each other, doesn't work like that as one system is screwless and the other uses bolts to lock the bindings in place.

There is a pair of iPT Tigershark binders that go to 12 on eBay right now that will work with your AC30 that are at $100. You might want to check that out.

They have pistons too. Link
That is the way to go..check them out.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
I was late to this and missed it and the seller did not relist. The eBay ID was similar to one on this forum but could not match exactly. Volkl does not reply to their website messages either to confirm the Tigershark binding is the same as the AC30 or is obtainable from them. Maybe I made a mistake going this way.

If anyone has another tip on how to get the bindings it would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Tom



"There is a pair of iPT Tigershark binders that go to 12 on eBay right now that will work with your AC30 that are at $100. You might want to check that out."

They have pistons too. Link[/quote]
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Tbarb View Post
I was late to this and missed it and the seller did not relist. The eBay ID was similar to one on this forum but could not match exactly. Volkl does not reply to their website messages either to confirm the Tigershark binding is the same as the AC30 or is obtainable from them. Maybe I made a mistake going this way.

If anyone has another tip on how to get the bindings it would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Tom



"There is a pair of iPT Tigershark binders that go to 12 on eBay right now that will work with your AC30 that are at $100. You might want to check that out."

They have pistons too. Link
[/quote]

Trust me, I have the Tigershark, and have had the AC3, and set bindings for both. They are the same.
post #10 of 14
Any iPT binding will work on an '08 AC-30. However, it must be an iPT.

Volkl typically will not deal directly with consumers even in a warranty situation (which yours is not). Unfortunately, aside from simple dealer location questions,you just will not get the TOD from Volkl for the most part.

And of course the only in market supplier for the binding is Volkl. Marker does not carry inventory of that binding as they view it as a Volkl product not a Marker product.

If you don't want to wait for the next orphan to show up on E-prey, you can order the bindings from a local Volkl dealer. It would be best for you to go to a small shop where special orders are are not bogged down in computer systems. Expect to pay a premium.

Sorry, but there is no easy answer for this one.

SJ
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for posting again and confirming. The listing made a point about stating Tigershark only and apparently in error, and of course SJ was right about Volkl. Why companies choose to provide the links then ignore them is beyond understanding. Everyone can have a day in the sun.



"Trust me, I have the Tigershark, and have had the AC3, and set bindings for both. They are the same.[/quote]
post #12 of 14
Wouldn't it be cool if you could put any binding you wanted on them? God I hate system bindings!!!
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yeh, I read something a week or two ago but can't at the moment recall where, but the crux was it was hampering sales on some skis as it allows no flexibilty, and many better skiers want to pick their own. Maybe the industry comes back the other way some degree if this was the true reason.


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Wouldn't it be cool if you could put any binding you wanted on them? God I hate system bindings!!!
post #14 of 14
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Yeh, I read something a week or two ago but can't at the moment recall where, but the crux was it was hampering sales on some skis as it allows no flexibilty, and many better skiers want to pick their own. Maybe the industry comes back the other way some degree if this was the true reason.
System bindings: The "rear entry boot" of the new millennium!
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