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Motion iPT Mounting

post #1 of 19
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I have a been given a pair of last years Volkl Racetiger SL and the Marker 14.0 iPT Motion non demo version. My local shop is being lame and wants $60 to mount them because I didn't buy them there (I think because so many people are buying skis on the internet and taking them there to have them mounted because their prices suck). Anyhow, I don't want to pay a lift ticket price for them to mount one screw for the piston. I just picked up a pair of Grizzly's and mounted them myself. With them the only screw has been predrilled so you just have the tighten it down. I also have the mounting instructions for the bindings, but they don't say exactly were the screwis to be tapped although it is pictured.

Any info?
post #2 of 19
well, that's why the shop wants to charge you $60. They know where things go and they know how to adjust the bindings. Maybe if you supported your local shops they'd cut you a deal.

That lecture being over, there should be a cardboard "jig" with the bindings that helps you set you holes
post #3 of 19
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I support any price that has fair prices. I won't buy something at a local shop if I can buy at cheaper else where from an authorized dealer. I will however let you know what I am going to buy and you can paypal me the extra 20% if it makes you happy.

Local shops are great and I do support them when I can, but "its the economy stupid."

not saying you are stupid, just a figure of speech.
post #4 of 19
no worries, when you cant get helped, dont complain. send your online skis to the e-shop and have them mount them for free. I'm sure they'd be happy to provide great service and support for the items they sell
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
They know where things go and they know how to adjust the bindings.
If only that were always true. Come on! Sixty bucks is a bit much!
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
no worries, when you cant get helped, dont complain. send your online skis to the e-shop and have them mount them for free. I'm sure they'd be happy to provide great service and support for the items they sell

Buddy, back off. I get it you work in one of the shops in Aspen. Funny that you should be so bent out of shape because I got that at the very end of the year last season at Hamilton Sports. I was walking around the afternoon I was leaving town. They had them for super cheap and I didn't have time to have them mounted before we had to go.
post #7 of 19
[quote=skierhj;973696]well, that's why the shop wants to charge you $60. They know where things go and they know how to adjust the bindings. Maybe if you supported your local shops they'd cut you a deal.

That lecture being over, there should be a cardboard "jig" with the bindings that helps you set you holes[/QUOTE]

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Originally Posted by The-Mantra View Post
Buddy, back off. I get it you work in one of the shops in Aspen. Funny that you should be so bent out of shape because I got that at the very end of the year last season at Hamilton Sports. I was walking around the afternoon I was leaving town. They had them for super cheap and I didn't have time to have them mounted before we had to go.
'Buddy' answered your question in his first post, maybe you should calm down and say "thank you" instead of acting like an entitled little child.
post #8 of 19
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[quote=Whiteroom;973913]
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
well, that's why the shop wants to charge you $60. They know where things go and they know how to adjust the bindings. Maybe if you supported your local shops they'd cut you a deal.

That lecture being over, there should be a cardboard "jig" with the bindings that helps you set you holes[/QUOTE]



'Buddy' answered your question in his first post, maybe you should calm down and say "thank you" instead of acting like an entitled little child.
I get chewed out for not supporting my local ski shop when I in fact bought them at a shop in his hometown, one that he may very well work at and I am the child.

You sound like another one of the those people that feels you are "entitled" to business because you are a local ski shop.
post #9 of 19
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Okay, okay. Lets stop beating a dead horse. I appreciate the help but you shouldn't get on someone if you don't know the story. As I said I bought them from a shop in Aspen. My local shop is quite the weird and worthless place. They employee high schools kids that don't really know the difference between a ski and snowboard. Price aside I truly feel more comfortable doing the work myself. The worst part about this place was that they lost one of my boots a couple years back and never owned up to it. My dad who is a non skier took up a new pair of skis and bindings to have them mounted. Unknowingly he took both of my boots. Unknowingly the "tech" took both boots from him. When I went to pick up everything there was only one boot. Noone would own up to to anything. I loved those boots, but secretly they needed to be replaced.
post #10 of 19
Re-read Skierhj's first post. What is your problem?

He answered BOTH of your questions, how to do it yourself and why 'your' local shop wants to charge so much.

Do I feel 'entitled' to business? Not at all.

Do you feel 'entitled' to dictate what a business charges for service? Seems so.

Do I get offended by someone with a "I can do it better myself... wait, can someone explain HOW to me? Reading picto-gram instructions included in the box is SO HARD!!!" attitude? Yes, I do.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Re-read Skierhj's first post. What is your problem?

He answered BOTH of your questions, how to do it yourself and why 'your' local shop wants to charge so much.

Do I feel 'entitled' to business? Not at all.

Do you feel 'entitled' to dictate what a business charges for service? Seems so.

Do I get offended by someone with a "I can do it better myself... wait, can someone explain HOW to me? Reading picto-gram instructions included in the box is SO HARD!!!" attitude? Yes, I do.
Well I tried to bury this, but it seems that whteroom cannot.

I don't dictate a shops price. I dictate the price I am willing to pay.

There wasn't a box, if there was I would have used the jig that I have been searching for.

Sounds to me like you have poor people skills. The key to sounding smart is having all of the info and not making it it up as you go along. Don't respond to my posts. Go grab a beer and chill. This is the time of year that everyone should be excited about and you are here being a jagoff and passing uninformed judgement.
post #12 of 19
Dude, you got a pair of last years race skis for free, pay the $60.00 and get it done right, or do it yourself for free and take your chances, but please stop.

Doesn't sound like you're too cash strapped with a new pair of Grizzlies waiting to be skied.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by EWA113 View Post
Dude, you got a pair of last years race skis for free, pay the $60.00 and get it done right, or do it yourself for free and take your chances, but please stop.

Doesn't sound like you're too cash strapped with a new pair of Grizzlies waiting to be skied.
The were actually a "gift" from the wife. Don't tell her this, but that means that I paid for them.

Regarding the Grizzlies. That IS why I am strapped.

I only wanted to know if there was a jig. I downloaded the mounting instructions from another post here doing a search. They have pics and show the jig, but I didn't get it with the gift.
post #14 of 19
Looks like no solution is happening in this thread. No point in making it personal.
post #15 of 19
The solution is clear "skiing and then some beer" Drill it and go. Have fun on them, they "grip and rip!"
post #16 of 19
No, I don't work in a shop. I also don't get my gear from them (direct from manufacturers), I also do most of my tuning. When it comes to a base grind I take to a local shop and only allow one tech to touch my skis, he is also the guy who mounts my skis. I walk in pay their prices, give the tech some beer and don't ask for freebies.

With so many people shopping outside the brick and mortar stores those shops are going to have trouble staying in business. I am just a proponent of supporting them as much as you can. Buy your gear from wherever you can but don't look for freebies from the local guys when you don't support them
post #17 of 19
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and the beating of the dead horse continues

post #18 of 19
hey I answered your questions in my very first response. if you want to attempt to do this yourself, go for it. i'm sure you'll be thrilled when the screw pops out
post #19 of 19
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Finished. I had to find the right drill bit and make a jig so it wouldn't go to far in. Much ado about nothing.
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