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Binding broke but still works

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
First day out on new (ebay) skis last March and the little tab on one of the bindings broke off. I got an RA# to return the binding to Fischer but never did. I skied 7 days and didn't have any release issues, just a little PITA having to kneel down and pull up on the heel piece to get locked in. I have new boots now with 7 mm less sole length so a trip to the local ski shop is needed. Do you think they will refuse to do the binding adjustment because of the missing tab.



post #2 of 14
yep
post #3 of 14
So return them to Fisher, huh?
post #4 of 14
also ask around at shops for stuff in the parts bins?

but really, if you have an RA doesn't that solve the problem?
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

but really, if you have an RA doesn't that solve the problem?
It does if it's still valid... that's what I'm not sure about.
post #6 of 14
um, call and ask them?

or ship it back and worst case they say no, and return the broken parts?
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
um, call and ask them?

or ship it back and worst case they say no, and return the broken parts?
Their website reads...

Fischer Warranty Policy:
All Fischer warranty is also handled ONLY BY FISCHER DEALERS. Please contact a local Fischer dealer for all warranty issues.



This is from the dealer...

send the broken heelpiece fedex or ups to

William Ewert
60 Dartmouth Dr
Warranty /
Returns Manager
Fischer Sports U.S.A.
Auburn, NH 03032

include the RAxxxxx on the
outside of the package.

also, include a receipt (a printout of the paypal
payment confirmation email should suffice) and at the top of it write

"purchased from xxx xxxxx
dealer number xxxxxx"

also include your contact info so they can handle
the warranty directly with
you.



I'll role the dice and see what happens... like you said worst case they say no and return the binding.
post #8 of 14
Send the bindings back and see what happens...in the interim get yourself some new bindings.

And...I'd be very concerned about the condition of your boot soles. After you have your boots repaired, get yourself some CAT TRACKS as well!
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by olylady View Post
Send the bindings back and see what happens...in the interim get yourself some new bindings.

And...I'd be very concerned about the condition of your boot soles. After you have your boots repaired, get yourself some CAT TRACKS as well!
The boot in the picture is a Tecnica with a new wear pad. I have Nordicas for this year that don't have wear pads front or back so I'll be trying out the Cat Tracks.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by skier357 View Post
The boot in the picture is a Tecnica with a new wear pad. I have Nordicas for this year that don't have wear pads front or back so I'll be trying out the Cat Tracks.
That wear pad is new? Maybe the photo makes it look a lot worse than it is. Anyways, I'm glad you're getting new boots and a set of Cat Tracks as well. Have a great season.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by olylady View Post
That wear pad is new? Maybe the photo makes it look a lot worse than it is.
I should have said it was new back in March. This is what it looks like now...


post #12 of 14
Other than it being a PITA to click in, I don't see how or why it would affect the performance of your bindings.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by crank View Post
Other than it being a PITA to click in, I don't see how or why it would affect the performance of your bindings.
x-acter-ly.

And does the OP really need to go to the shop for a 7mm adjustment? That's what, 2, maybe 3 notches on the heel track? The boot centre will come forward 3.5mm, but so what - you couldn't redrill toe and heel for that small an adjustment anyway. Not without going way off centre.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by olylady View Post
Send the bindings back and see what happens...in the interim get yourself some new bindings.

And...I'd be very concerned about the condition of your boot soles. After you have your boots repaired, get yourself some CAT TRACKS as well!

That part of the sole is not a factor in the boot/binding interface -- it's perfectly fine to have the tail of the heel pad worn. I'd only worry if the flat part of the heel (where it interfaces with the binding) or the upper part of the heel tang was worn. Similar guidelines up front.
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