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Adding piston to Marker ipt motion binding

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I just picked up a pair of AC40s. They came with the Marker ipt 12 motion binding but no piston. Is it possible to buy the piston separately. The toe piece has a small piece of plastic that snapped into place where the piston would go as well. It's then a matter of drilling the holes to attach the forward end of the piston. Where can I get the pistons????
post #2 of 12
Go to your local ski shop. It would have to order the unit for you.

Dennis
post #3 of 12
You won't notice any significant difference, go ski.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks!!!
Happy holidays!!!!
post #5 of 12
You should have gotten pistons with that ski/binding combo. It's easy to attach the binding without the piston, I've done it. It's a 40 second fix though!
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yeah, there was a stocking screw up at REI. They tried to fix it twice but in the end I got an extra 130 bucks off for my trouble. I mounted the bindings in about 5 minutes. I see exactly where the pistons would go. Might just get my local shop to order them for me. Happy holidays all!
post #7 of 12

Another REI customer without Pistons

Hi,

I just received a pair of 170 cm AC40's from REI, and mine were also missing the piston, despite my order confirmation clearly stating ICT12 Piston. When I contacted REI all they offered me was to return the skis. They said they had no piston bindings in stock to swap out and that the picture on the web was wrong. I have seen several other online vendors stating the their last AC40 skis in stock do not have pisatons, so perhaps Volkl made a change for closeout stock or something.

At the time I contacted REI, I decided that the Piston was the least impoirtant component of these skis so I kept them, but if there is a $130 discount being offered for not getting the Pistons, I think i need to call REI again.

Did you get them at the closeout price, with the close out discount of an additinal 15%? If not, that may explain the additional disount you got for the binding mess up.

Skier757
post #8 of 12
The ski was available with several biding options one of which was without piston. Now, if you ordered the piston they should either get you a piston or dicount the skis.

On the other hand, nobody can really tell the difference
post #9 of 12
Do you guys think it's ok to ski with this opening... where the piston would normally fit into?

post #10 of 12
It fills up with snow - I skiied a day or two before I installed the piston. Normally there is a plastic piece that fits in there for non-piston installs.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by ZeroGravity View Post
It fills up with snow - I skiied a day or two before I installed the piston. Normally there is a plastic piece that fits in there for non-piston installs.
Thanks, I'll see if my local ski shop can order the plastic covers.
post #12 of 12

seems like the piston compresses really quickly (as the ski arcs) and then dampens *slowly* as the ski begins to straighten again.

 

if you won't notice any difference, can you elaborate on whether it's a good idea to install them or not? they came with my skis/bindings (tigershark 12s non-switch, thank you).

 

there are different (slightly) mounting instructions methinks for the piston vs. the non-piston bindings. fwiw, my bindings also came with the clear non-piston inserts.

 

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