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Will I notice this when skiing?

post #1 of 24
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My bindings were just mounted and they are off center from side to side. Is mounting bindings that hard to do? Maybe I'm just too picky or something. What are your comments? Should I just ski them and forget about it. Have a look at the pics. The toe piece wasn't too bad so I just put up pics of the heel piece. Thanks.





post #2 of 24
Damn thats pretty far off. I dont' think I'd ski them just out of principle of shitty craftsmanship. I don't know what the policy is when a shop screws up like this, Can you make them replace the ski?
post #3 of 24
Total hack job...really unbelievably bad.
They are still skiable but I don't see how it could not affect your skiing with the heel so grossly off center.
No way in hell would I ski on them mounted like that.
Mounting bindings is pretty simple...take them back and have them do it right.
post #4 of 24
That is seriously retarded. I'd go back to the shop and crack some skulls. Idiots.
post #5 of 24
take them back and see if you can get new skis.
post #6 of 24
Did you buy the skis and bindings from that same shop? If not they will most likely offer to re mount them but will have to change the fore aft (+ or -) at least a half inch so all the bindings will need to be moved for it to be done properly. If they were mine and I did it myslef and hacked it I would just re mount the heel a half inch up or back and use the snake track to re fit the boot and forward pressure. The shop might also do that hoping to cover up the holes fom the old mount with the heel piece. If you purchased the skis and bindings from the shop it would be well within reason to demand they be replaced and mount them properly. If not there's at least three other threads at least 100 posts long about the run around folks got in your same situation.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Kid Eh View Post
My bindings were just mounted and they are off center from side to side. Will I notice this when skiing?
Yes. Take them back to the shop and have them do it right.

This has been another in a series of simple answers to simple questions.
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Did you buy the skis and bindings from that same shop? If not they will most likely offer to re mount them but will have to change the fore aft (+ or -) at least a half inch so all the bindings will need to be moved for it to be done properly. If they were mine and I did it myslef and hacked it I would just re mount the heel a half inch up or back and use the snake track to re fit the boot and forward pressure. The shop might also do that hoping to cover up the holes fom the old mount with the heel piece. If you purchased the skis and bindings from the shop it would be well within reason to demand they be replaced and mount them properly. If not there's at least three other threads at least 100 posts long about the run around folks got in your same situation.
No I didn't buy the skis there. I just brought them there to get the bindings mounted. I did spend $600.00 on other stuff while I was there though. Ah this really sucks.
post #9 of 24
With so many threads about messed up mounting jobs, what do people recommend doing to avoid this?

Do you just ask upfront, how muc experience does your tech have, do you have the right jig, what is your policy for mistakes?
post #10 of 24
I think it's reasonable to ask about their policy if they make a mistake mounting bindings on skis not purchased there.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Kid Eh View Post
No I didn't buy the skis there. I just brought them there to get the bindings mounted. I did spend $600.00 on other stuff while I was there though. Ah this really sucks.
Didn't you have the same thing happen last year? Started a thread about Sign Of The Skier stores cause they hosed another pair or something like that?

Sign of the Skier - Worst shop experience ever - Page 4 - The ...



Did you go there again?
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Didn't you have the same thing happen last year? Started a thread about Sign Of The Skier stores cause they hosed another pair or something like that?

Sign of the Skier - Worst shop experience ever - Page 4 - The ...



Did you go there again?
I didn't want to mention that but yes it happened to me again. What are the odds? This is a different shop and I'm not going to mention any names. I'm hoping they fix the problem without a hassle. This is actually the shop I intended to bring my skis to last year but at the time they didn't have a jig for my Jesters. I went there this year for some custom insoles and asked if they had the jig yet and they said yes. So I brought my new skis in. The rest you know. It's crazy to have to think that you have to bring your skis to get worked on at one place, your boots at another place, your equipment at another....I might as well try doing it myself. Like if I worked at a place I would take pride in my work. I would measure everything to the 100th of a mm before drilling anything. I'll mention Corbetts again in Oakville. They mounted me some last year and they were so perfect. I talked to the guy before he did the work and you can tell he had a passion for his craft. He said the same thing about measuring everything up with precision beforehand. Oh well.
post #13 of 24
That really sucks Kid. It might be time for you to start spending money on some tuning and maintenance equipment. With the proper tools and jigs you could have done it at least that well. I guess in this economic climate shops are forced to hire min wage folks and try to train them too quickly due to all the turnover you get with min wage folks. I feel for you.
post #14 of 24
That seriously sucks man... the mounting job and the situation. Hope everything turns out alright so you can get to the mountain soon.
post #15 of 24
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Brought them back in today. Guy acknowledges that the installer messed up. He said to leave them with him for a few days and he'll "fix" them. I didn't know what else to say to the guy. I guess I have to see what he does.
post #16 of 24
i'm starting to think that shops are screwing up mounts of stuff not purchased at their store to punish internet buyers....
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by waxman View Post
i'm starting to think that shops are screwing up mounts of stuff not purchased at their store to punish internet buyers....
No doubt that people that didn't buy it there get second fiddle to those that did, but I doubt it is outright intentional sabotage, just rushed with little care.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Kid Eh View Post
Brought them back in today. Guy acknowledges that the installer messed up. He said to leave them with him for a few days and he'll "fix" them. I didn't know what else to say to the guy. I guess I have to see what he does.
Tell him a 2nd mount costs you $100-200 in resale value on the ski.

When you get the ski back and while you are in the shop, click the boots in and check the ski are mounted on the line. (or where you specified).

Personally, I would call the guy to find out what he is going to do to fix them. If he moves you forward or back, you may not like it and need put a 3rd set a holes in the ski. At that point, you would not be get any money out of the ski if you sell it.
post #19 of 24
I still think they'll try just moving the heels a little + or - and cranking the snake track to fit the boot sole and forward pressure. That is how I would fix it if it were my ski and I knew I had no chance of getting new skis.
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Picked up the skis today. Was dealt with in a very professional manner. I'm pleased. Will get my business without hesitation. Case closed.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Kid Eh View Post
Picked up the skis today. Was dealt with in a very professional manner. I'm pleased. Will get my business without hesitation. Case closed.
cool
post #22 of 24
Good to hear.
post #23 of 24
Nice to hear they turned it around.
Its not about the mistake, but the recovery.......Have fun on the new skis!
post #24 of 24
The rubber feet on the jig clamps are asymmetrical so there can be flipped around in order to accommodate a greater variety of ski widths. It looks like they didn't get all four of them turned the right direction before drilling. Check twice, drill once.
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