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help on these pocket rockets please

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
so i've won my auction and my pocket rockets have finally arrived from the bay. first of all much thanks to the members that helped me with the right length

i've uploaded the pictures for everyone to see but i'm curious if ppl with more knowledge of these rockets can provide some input??

1. they were drilled twice. I'm really concerned about the drill holes. do you think getting a set of demo bindings is the solution since i'm hitting the magic number of 3 drillings per ski?? do you think a 26.5 boot can be mounted otherwise?

2. it's interesting that the salomon sticker is on opposite ends of the ski... they look exactly the same to me. is that right?? all my other salomons have size markings at the same end

without further ado, here are the pics. much thanks











post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by sapient007 View Post
1. they were drilled twice. I'm really concerned about the drill holes. do you think getting a set of demo bindings is the solution since i'm hitting the magic number of 3 drillings per ski?? do you think a 26.5 boot can be mounted otherwise?
The big issue is how the holes of the bindings that you want to use (standard binding or demo) line up with the old holes. The only way to tell is to set a binding jig on the skis and sight where the new holes would go.

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2. it's interesting that the salomon sticker is on opposite ends of the ski... they look exactly the same to me. is that right?? all my other salomons have size markings at the same end
On a lot of the freestyle and freeride skis, Salomon had asymmetrical graphics. That was the norm for the PRs.

Dennis
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
tx for the quick reply.. so if my new bindings. salomon s912's screw holes match, is it a big issue to move lets say a couple of cm's down or up?
post #4 of 15
you would want 1cm between holes for re-drills.
post #5 of 15
at least 1 cm between holes, not to mention that PR's were really flimsy skis that de-cambered relatively easily. Sure these skis changed the industry. The PR was the ski that created the wide ski craze but these are OLD. Please be sure there is a decent distance between old holes and your new holes. and make sure these are skiable. Off the top of my head I think the graphics you are showing are about 6 years old and the skis look like they are well used. Be safe
post #6 of 15
I skied on those skis for several years. You'll like them if you can get them mounted well. On a powder day around here there are herds of them still roaming the slopes. Stay off the groomers, though. They'll go all noodly on you at speed.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
good advice.. i've been wanting a set of pocket rockets for several seasons now but never ponied up for a pair. i think i'll try to mate these with salomon s912 demo bindings for a last mounting for this old horse.

hope the demo bindings don't disappoint me too much
post #8 of 15
Explain 2 things?

Why -demo- bindings? Are you sure the demo feature will get you that 1cm?

Those drillings look like at least one telemark mount?

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If these were -my- skis, I'd probably take a different tack entirely, drill out any plastic plugs (knowing that tele plugs can be deeper), fill them with epoxy and steel wool, then cut a sheet metal plate to fit the entire ski width at the mounting points of the new bindings.
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
^^

the thinking for the demo bindings is that 3rd drilling will be the last for these puppies to handle. it'll be easier to pass it down when i'm through.


i'm not a ski tech so all this work has to be done at a shop but that sheet metal plate idea sounds intriguing
post #10 of 15
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you would want 1cm between holes for re-drills.
A shop will want that cm. I go much closer and never rip out bindings or break skis at the drilling. If I have to go really close, I pack both the old and new holes with JB weld epoxy and steel wool.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
^^

is that something i can pack and bring to the shops for new binding mounting?? i don't have the tools for a proper drilling so ppl please tell me if having demo bindings are a stupid idea in the long run

tx
post #12 of 15
As much as people love to diss the PR for being noodles I have found them to be very durable. (I have a pair that's still going even after 70+ days on them and a couple nasty encounters with rocks. My son put well over 100+ days on his with a lot of hucking cliffs and time in the park.) There really isn't much to the ski except a tough layer of titanium & some fiberglass. The titanium layer will allow you to add another set of holes without worry.

If you have to decide between moving the bindings fore or aft so there will be enough clearance from the old holes go back. Many people prefer the PR mounted back 1 to 2 cm. if they are being mainly used as powder skis.

As for groomers, I found them to be a blast as long as the snow wasn't too hard. They had one of the first reverse camber tips which would wash out if you applied pressure on them during a turn. If you keep your balance centered and just roll them on edge to turn they are a kick to play with.
post #13 of 15
Cool skis... have fun!
post #14 of 15
I wouldn't go with demo bindings just because they are heavy and bound to add stand height, which is the totally wrong approach for this kind of ski. And I wouldn't worry about longevity or passing these skis onto the next buyer. If it were me, I'd ski them into the ground (which may not be too far away, depending on how many days are on them already). Just mount them up the best you can, properly filling the old holes. If you absolutely can't flat-mount, something like a Tyrolia RailFlex would be a good compromise and a better choice than a demo binding. Good luck!
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
tx for all the inputs. i've decided to veer with a regular binding after all the feedback and not worry about what's going to happen to these in the future. they were only skied on for 20 days?? so chances are i'll hold on to them for a long time.
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