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Replacing my bindings, advice?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I have last years STH16s on my Katanas and want to replace them with this years STH16s. Can I simply/safely unscrew the old binding and screw in the new ones seeing as the hole pattern is identical or do I need to take this job to a shop? Thanks for any advice.
post #2 of 10

bindings

No problem just unscrew and install new binding easy as pie.
PM me if you have any problems, I have moved bindings many times
with no problems

Mark
post #3 of 10
Put some wood glue in the holes before you screw them back in.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by rreedunc View Post
I have last years STH16s on my Katanas and want to replace them with this years STH16s. Can I simply/safely unscrew the old binding and screw in the new ones seeing as the hole pattern is identical or do I need to take this job to a shop? Thanks for any advice.
Why?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
the old bindings were exposed during shipping and got a little banged up, I dont know if their perfomance will suffer b/c of the exposure, but the seller said he'd send me a new pair just in case which is hard to turn down. He wanted me to send back the old ones though so the options are to send back a brand new set of bindings and keep the old ones, or trade them out. Is it not worth the risk of stripping the holes to keep the brand new bindings?
post #6 of 10
I see. Well worth doing then.

No risk of stripping, so long as you use a torque wrench of some sort to tighten. The risk is not sealing the holes and letting moisture in. Seal them and you should be fine.
post #7 of 10
Get a #3 pozi. Best to consider this a requirement.

Try not to strip the screw holes by over tightening the new screws. 'course I'm a schlub and usually have the shop do this sort of stuff 'cause they have the tools, jigs, etc handy - and they are just plain used to it. If you have a good shop nearby, you can probably get them to do this for the price of the aforementioned pozi drive and/or a sixer (unless they really, really insist on a torque test for bindings they put on).

Also, do you know how to do the wing adjustments, downward pressure (I'm pretty sure that toe still requires it), forward pressure & DIN settings for the STH16? If not, the value of a shop person doing this may have just gone up...
post #8 of 10
A lot of socket sets have a No. 3 Posi drive socket in them, along with hex drives, philips drives, and different size sockets.
post #9 of 10
Ummm, not to be the act like the thread downer, but this is a 16 DIN binding with about as many adjustments as anything I know of on the market today. If the OP knows all the tweaks & has just never screwed a binding on, this is simple. It ani't rocket science. But it needs to be done right.

If all the adjustments are not already in the OP's brain, it is likely that having someone who knows what they are about do all the adjustments (in instructional format) is a good idea. And having them pop the binding on would be like 60 seconds extra a ski, including a few sips of coffee...
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice, I'm going to grab a pozidrive and try to do this myself. I do know how to do the toe height and wing adjustments, but the only shop around here said it would be $75 for them to do the job, so if I run into any problems getting the bindings on myslef, I'm going to try to either talk with them more about at price or just wait till I get around more shops to have someone attach them at a more reasonable price.
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