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Mounting Marker Piston plates

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hey, I just got my piston plates yesterday and I need to get them mounted... Do you guys have any info on this and also where to mount them on Volkl GS and SL skis.

Anything would be much appreciated.

Rem
post #2 of 13
TMAS,
Don't try to mount yourself, cuz there are two models out there and each has a different hole pattern. The older one, in either a 9mm model or 14 mm model has a different pattern than the newer model called the World Cup which was made to comply with the lower FIS max stack height restrictions. So go to a shop that has the jig to drill the correct hole pattern.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have the world cup ones for 09.

I don't trust anyone around here with my skis, trust me I have my reasons. I just want to have everything ready and set up for the tech when I hand the stuff over, so all he has to do is drill where marked.

So where do I want the plate mounted on GS and SL skis?
post #4 of 13
you need to post the lengths and year of the sl and gs in order for someone to give you the mounting points. make sure whoever mounts these has the jig, or you have skilled tech to do paper jig mount, as well make sure you indicate which screw setup to use - there are different ones for sl,gs,sg, and dh - Read the instructions in the plate box.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
09 GS @ 193
09 SL @ 165

I have the screw setups determined
post #6 of 13
Before you take my word, I say to contact yer local volkl dealer to get '09 mount points.(should be same as 08, but I could be wrong)

'08 mount points measuring from tail - boot toe mount gs193 @ 98 cm, and sl165 @ 86cm. good luck.

btw i think that plate is one of the best out there - very tunable - anyone with experience experimenting with different screw setups ?? I setup these plates a little stiffer than manufacturers reco. for a heavier athlete which he liked.
post #7 of 13
Rem,

I would put a call into Volkl in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The guy that you want to track down is Mark Bettencourt, who is the New England rep and US race director. If I knew his counterpart in Canada, I'd pass the name along, but I don't. I'm sure that they'll give you his cell phone number, if he's not in, though he may be in the office for a couple of days right now. VERY good guy. He'll be able to give you the exact details re the mounting points for this year. He's where I'd start. I would go right to the race department. The main number for Volkl is 603-298-0314. They may also send you to a Canadian rep, I guess. I echo the comments on the plates. They work well.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanks guys, I'm looking forward to use them on snow.

And they better be the worth the drive down to CVA to get them haha.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post
Rem,

I would put a call into Volkl in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The guy that you want to track down is Mark Bettencourt, who is the New England rep and US race director. If I knew his counterpart in Canada, I'd pass the name along, but I don't. I'm sure that they'll give you his cell phone number, if he's not in, though he may be in the office for a couple of days right now. VERY good guy. He'll be able to give you the exact details re the mounting points for this year. He's where I'd start. I would go right to the race department. The main number for Volkl is 603-298-0314. They may also send you to a Canadian rep, I guess. I echo the comments on the plates. They work well.

I just talked to Mark. Very very approachable guy! I'm very impressed with the service these guys provided.

Nice to know people still care...

Someone was telling me Rossi is having issues understanding that a size 5 is haha.

Anyways take care guys!
post #10 of 13
Ok so I have the 08' on my volkl SL's and I have just mounted the 09's on my volkl GS's. I was told that the "new" WC Piston plate now is mounted based on centerline......I took a quick look at the Marker tech guide for installing the WC Piston plate and it woud seen this is correct.

What did Volkl tell you when you called? I want to make sure mine is mounted cirrectly
post #11 of 13
Rem,

Glad it worked. I was going to say that Mark is probably going to be at Loaf for this week's Eastern Cups {along with the girls at Sunday River}. Mark has a great reputation. Came to Volkl from Atomic. Big following. Enjoy those skis.....good choice, I think!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Phatboy View Post
Ok so I have the 08' on my volkl SL's and I have just mounted the 09's on my volkl GS's. I was told that the "new" WC Piston plate now is mounted based on centerline......I took a quick look at the Marker tech guide for installing the WC Piston plate and it woud seen this is correct.

What did Volkl tell you when you called? I want to make sure mine is mounted cirrectly

Mark told me 87cm from the tail for the 165 slaloms and 98cm for the 193 GS. He also said that it was something they had been researching for a while and apparently its giving some pretty neat results.

I can't stress how good the guy was with me. Hats off to the Volkl Race Dep for making me a much happier customer than I ever was with Atomic!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by TMAS29 View Post
Mark told me 87cm from the tail for the 165 slaloms and 98cm for the 193 GS. He also said that it was something they had been researching for a while and apparently its giving some pretty neat results.

I can't stress how good the guy was with me. Hats off to the Volkl Race Dep for making me a much happier customer than I ever was with Atomic!
So what point should I be mesuring to? I have seen refference to the toe mount but what/where exactly is that?
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