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noob question on reusing holes

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
i have a set of skis (ski A) that now sees very little action but has a set of salomon s912 ti on them that i'd like to use on another ski (ski B) (un-mounted)

so naturally i like to put those bindings to good use but was wondering if i can still put the bindings back to the original ski (ski A) using the same old holes??

i'm asking b/c ski A are my first skis and i do have some sentimental value and would like it to remain a fully functional ski.

tx
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by sapient007 View Post
i have a set of skis (ski A) that now sees very little action but has a set of salomon s912 ti on them that i'd like to use on another ski (ski B) (un-mounted)

so naturally i like to put those bindings to good use but was wondering if i can still put the bindings back to the original ski (ski A) using the same old holes??

i'm asking b/c ski A are my first skis and i do have some sentimental value and would like it to remain a fully functional ski.

tx
You can reuse the old holes but you have to be careful not to strip them. When I reuse old holes, I clean them out real well and then use epoxy to fill them. I let them dry and harden and then screw them in.

You don't want to keep swapping out the screws. Another option is to use heli-coils.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
so is taking off the bindings something i can do myself?? i looked at it and they seems like standard cross screws?? same question with epoxy and putting them on myself??

this would be one time deal. i don't think i'd be skiing the old skis for a while but it's nice to know that i have the option to go back. it's hard for me to put these old dogs down (my 1st ski)
post #4 of 21
cross screws, huh?
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
lol.. i'll take pictures when i have lugged them up from storage.. might be wrong..
post #6 of 21
I'm no expert, but if you're careful about it, it should be fine. Forget the epoxy. Just unscrew the screws carefully (and you need to get a posidrive screwdriver--it's like a regular "cross" shape except bigger).

And you want to get some wood glue. Simply add a few drops of glue into the hole, insert screw, and screw until tight (not super tight, but fairly snug).
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by sapient007 View Post
so is taking off the bindings something i can do myself?? i looked at it and they seems like standard cross screws?? same question with epoxy and putting them on myself??

this would be one time deal. i don't think i'd be skiing the old skis for a while but it's nice to know that i have the option to go back. it's hard for me to put these old dogs down (my 1st ski)

Absolutely, however the screw is called a posi-drive. Very similar to a Phillips (cross) screwdriver but it has extra smaller teeth at a 45 degree angle in between each "cross". Basically it is a double "cross".

The poster above stated that you should only use wood glue. Although I would agree with him 100% if this were a brand new mount and you were putting the screws into fresh holes. However this is not a brand new mount and from my experience mounting 100s of pairs of skis, I can tell you that IMO once you drill into a ski and remove the screws (after they have already been torqued down and glued) it is best not to rely on merely glue. This is where I would recommend epoxy.
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
jsut called 2 rei stores and they both told me that they can NOT install the bindings to a pre drilled hole. I'm thinking maybe i'll get a posi-drive screw driver and put it in myself if i do need it??

sounds like a plan?
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by sapient007 View Post
jsut called 2 rei stores and they both told me that they can NOT install the bindings to a pre drilled hole. I'm thinking maybe i'll get a posi-drive screw driver and put it in myself if i do need it??

sounds like a plan?


Where are you located? M'be some of the local bears could help.
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
washington DC
post #11 of 21
S 912s.. They aren't on pilots are they???? I don't recommend trying to take those apart. The 12 din models on pilots often require special keyed bits.
post #12 of 21
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S 912s.. They aren't on pilots are they???? I don't recommend trying to take those apart. The 12 din models on pilots often require special keyed bits.
Aren't those just T-25 Torx tho?
post #13 of 21
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Aren't those just T-25 Torx tho?
Yes on the sides. The ones holding them to the funky plates (on my scream 10 pilots) look more like the lugs folks put on their car rims to prevent them from being stolen. I wanna make sure OP doesn't think they can just bolt them to the sidewalls of another ski with the funky plates.
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
it's not on the pilot system. the bindings on the old skis are just plain old s912 tis
post #15 of 21
Good bindings
There's also usually several decent used bindings available on eBay in the $25-$50 range. Have you looked there yet? You could then leave the 912s where they were and have a "quiver" composed of you new skis and your old skis both ready to go at any particular time
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
fawk.. i've just ran into a new issue with my old bindings.. need wider breaks... the old skis were the salomon blue 1080s and i want them on the pocket rockets. any way to just stretch them?

or can i stick a cheap set of marker wide breaks on a salomon binding?? are they interchangeable??
post #17 of 21
You can get them from Als:
Salomon Wide Brakes
The Salomon Wide Brake will fit the following bindings:
Salomon S810's
Salomon S912's
Salomon S914's
Salomon Z10's
Salomon Z12's
Salomon Z14's

http://www.untracked.com/p962c82b39-...de_brakes.html

They also come in "superwide"
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
okay. i've just measured it and my old bindings has a 80mm break.. this really sucks b/c this whole thing started with me trying to save some money on bindings.
post #19 of 21
Take a look at your local craigslist and see if there are any crappy skis that have good bindings/wide brakes.
Also try DCski since you said you are in that area.
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
so can't put marker wide breaks on salomons??
post #21 of 21
No, but they fit on Markers quite nicely

If you're a real cheapskate, you might be able to bend the brakes to fit the wider skis. It's pretty common.
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