New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Blizzard IQ durability - Page 2

post #31 of 49
Thread Starter 
OK, here are the long awaited pics of the mount points.

Blizzard IQ 4.12 Binding


and...

Blizzard IQ 4.14 TT Binding


Note in the second picture the relationship from the center of the boot to the center point of the ski. The TT version is closer to the rear mount point.
post #32 of 49
Having had skis with both these bindings on them, I can say that I like the new one much better. It seems to be more fitted to the ski.
I'm not sure how much the binding "fit" will make in ski performance, yet, but I am sure that the position of the binding center change of 2cm will make a difference.
post #33 of 49
Turn the center mounting plastic strip around. you have the center piece backwards. If you mounter the center piece in the other direction, the boot sole center mark will line up with the ski center mark, it will not be two cm back like the pics show.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
OK, here are the long awaited pics of the mount points.

Blizzard IQ 4.12 Binding


and...

Blizzard IQ 4.14 TT Binding


Note in the second picture the relationship from the center of the boot to the center point of the ski. The TT version is closer to the rear mount point.
post #34 of 49
I was wondering the same if the center piece was turned around as well.
post #35 of 49
Thread Starter 
I will double check the bar..I thought I was paying attention to the front and back of the bar. I will check when I get home.
post #36 of 49
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by njrobin3 View Post
Turn the center mounting plastic strip around. you have the center piece backwards. If you mounter the center piece in the other direction, the boot sole center mark will line up with the ski center mark, it will not be two cm back like the pics show.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptex1 View Post
I was wondering the same if the center piece was turned around as well.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I will double check the bar..I thought I was paying attention to the front and back of the bar. I will check when I get home.
Well, that was it. Here I am with a bit of egg on my face but thats what I like about this place, just the wealth of information. Thanks.
post #37 of 49
I have the Blizzard SLR IQ with the Blizzard 514 binding - pretty similar setup - one mounting screw in the middle of the ski, binding slides into the rail.

Do any of you know if the entire binding can be slid foreward/aft to "shorten/lengthen" the ski without any major surgery.

I have a pair of Atomics SL with the Atomic Race bindings that do this - I've come to like being able to change them up throughout the day.

If it can't be done on these, as I expect, no biggie, but I have not been able to find any info on it online or anyplace else.

Thanks in advance.

Joe.

-

East Coast motto: "If ya can't hear it, yer not getting yer money's worth."
post #38 of 49
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by joejoejoe View Post
I have the Blizzard SLR IQ with the Blizzard 514 binding - pretty similar setup - one mounting screw in the middle of the ski, binding slides into the rail.

Do any of you know if the entire binding can be slid foreward/aft to "shorten/lengthen" the ski without any major surgery.

I have a pair of Atomics SL with the Atomic Race bindings that do this - I've come to like being able to change them up throughout the day.

If it can't be done on these, as I expect, no biggie, but I have not been able to find any info on it online or anyplace else.

Thanks in advance.

Joe.

-

East Coast motto: "If ya can't hear it, yer not getting yer money's worth."
You can move for and aft, but will need to slide the binding off. When you have the binding off, to move the binding forward... set the toe piece for one size larger boot, then set the heel for one size smaller. To move the bindings back, do the opposite.
post #39 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
You can move for and aft, but will need to slide the binding off. When you have the binding off, to move the binding forward... set the toe piece for one size larger boot, then set the heel for one size smaller. To move the bindings back, do the opposite.
Very cool. Thank you!

Joe.
post #40 of 49
You can also drill a new hole for the retaining screw, either forward or back, anywhere along the track as long as the toe and heel are still in the track, but the hole will need to be sealed to prevent moisture getting into the ski... so yes you can move the binding, but not in the way you want, Phil's method will work well for your purpose.
post #41 of 49
I was taught to fill a drilled hole with wood glue, so that water doesn't seep in and rot the core of the ski. Any concerns with the Blizzard? The screw threads right into the wood, with no seal whatsoever.
post #42 of 49
I have learned that the 2010 Blizzard Titan IQ line of skis have metal threaded inserts, which I suppose was not found on the earlier IQ system. Was there a metal threaded insert on the 2008-2009 Blizzard Titan Cronus skis? What about the Reason ski, for last years and the current years model they say it has "three mounting positions with inserts," are both the 08/09 and 09/10 model years metal threaded inserts like the newest Cronus?
post #43 of 49
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chillax View Post

I have learned that the 2010 Blizzard Titan IQ line of skis have metal threaded inserts, which I suppose was not found on the earlier IQ system. Was there a metal threaded insert on the 2008-2009 Blizzard Titan Cronus skis? What about the Reason ski, for last years and the current years model they say it has "three mounting positions with inserts," are both the 08/09 and 09/10 model years metal threaded inserts like the newest Cronus?


 Yeah, they added the threaded insert to all the IQ skis for this season. 
post #44 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by chillax View Post

... Was there a metal threaded insert on the 2008-2009 Blizzard Titan Cronus skis? What about the Reason ski, for last years...

I have the 08-09 Cronus.  It has 2 mount locations which both have metal screw inserts, so no drilling needed.
I also have the 08-09 Answer with the same inserts.  I don't know about the Reason though.

BTW - I just got a pair of 08-09 Magnum 8.7's with demo bindings.  After skiing them last winter I loved them.  Phil was on the money about those.  So I'll be selling the Cronus just as soon as I decide which bindings to keep for the Magnums.  Do I keep the demos with 12 DIN for convenience or the regular IQ's with DIN 14 for a presumably more secure ride?

Anyhow, I'm thinking of possibly gluing in some kind of helicoil inserts into the Magnums.  I saw some aluminum ones on Tognar but they were only sold in packs of 100 for $30.  In addition (I've never done this) it looks like you really need the "Kit" for $100 to do it right - so maybe I'll just forget the whole idea.
 
post #45 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by carvemeister View Post




I have the 08-09 Cronus.  It has 2 mount locations which both have metal screw inserts, so no drilling needed.
I also have the 08-09 Answer with the same inserts.  I don't know about the Reason though.

BTW - I just got a pair of 08-09 Magnum 8.7's with demo bindings.  After skiing them last winter I loved them.  Phil was on the money about those.  So I'll be selling the Cronus just as soon as I decide which bindings to keep for the Magnums.  Do I keep the demos with 12 DIN for convenience or the regular IQ's with DIN 14 for a presumably more secure ride?

Anyhow, I'm thinking of possibly gluing in some kind of helicoil inserts into the Magnums.  I saw some aluminum ones on Tognar but they were only sold in packs of 100 for $30.  In addition (I've never done this) it looks like you really need the "Kit" for $100 to do it right - so maybe I'll just forget the whole idea.
 


I may be interested in buying your old Cronus, what size are they? Was there any slop in the IQ bindings on either of your skis? (maybe that was only on the 1st gen ones, but I've read something about it once or twice.
post #46 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by chillax View Post
I may be interested in buying your old Cronus, what size are they? Was there any slop in the IQ bindings on either of your skis? (maybe that was only on the 1st gen ones, but I've read something about it once or twice.

Zero binding slop at all on either pair of my skis.  The IQ is a very tight system.

My Cronus are a 187cm with only about 4-5 days on them, so pretty much brand new.  Don't know if those are too big for you but if you're interested, send me a p/m.
post #47 of 49
My 07-08 Argos had to mounting points and I believe they had metal inserts where the screw goes in.   I will have to check when I get them back from the shop.  And yes, PTEX gave me a hookup a couple years back.
post #48 of 49
I can't PM yet I guess because I haven't posted enough. I was thinking the 180cm size. What do you reccomend for 6'3'' male 180lbs weight advanced skier with aggresive fast skiing style? It'd be my one ski quiver.

I got a quick question for you though, with your Magum IQ skis that you just got with the demo bindings, are they actually demo bindings or IQ bindings that were used for demo skis? Wouldn't IQ bindings be just as adjustable as demo bindings?
post #49 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by chillax View Post

I can't PM yet I guess because I haven't posted enough. I was thinking the 180cm size. What do you reccomend for 6'3'' male 180lbs weight advanced skier with aggresive fast skiing style? It'd be my one ski quiver.

I got a quick question for you though, with your Magum IQ skis that you just got with the demo bindings, are they actually demo bindings or IQ bindings that were used for demo skis? Wouldn't IQ bindings be just as adjustable as demo bindings?


They are Marker IQ demo bindings.  The difference is they have some type of quick adjust button where it's apparently not necessary to remove the screw and slide the binding off the skis.  Other than that, not much difference as far as I can tell, but I just got the demo bindings and haven't even done more yet than just look at them.

As far as a 187 Cronus for a 1 ski quiver, it depends on where you ski.  In the west, they might work out well for that, in the east I would look at something narrower for a quiver of 1.  In addition, at 180 lbs, these would be too long except for Alta type days, IMO. If you want to email me, send it to skiswami@verizon.net.  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion