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K2 Apache Recon Integrated Binding Installation Question

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I bought a pair of Apache Recons with the Marker integrated bindings, the ones with the metal rails.

From what I can see:

1- There is no center point on these skis

QUESTION: Since there is no center mark on these skis, is the boot centered on the ski when the toe piece is adjusted to the correct boot length? (related to #2 below)

2- The toe piece has two screws under it and there are 'alignment marks' for length of your boot

QUESTION: Do you backout these screws and set the toe piece to the closest mark to your boot length?

3- In the rear of the bindings, there is a lever/screw that you turn to lock the bindings in place.

QUESTION: I am assuming that you slide the bindings from the back of the rails and then turn the lever/screw to lock it place, correct?

The piston mounting seems pretty straight forward as I can see a pilot hole for it.

I have not taken the wrappers of the skis yet and I am still somewhat thinking if I should keep the skis. I read about some complaints about these skis with the integrated bindings. Price paid was approx $500 total in April 08.

Thanks in advance for your help
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I bought a pair of Apache Recons with the Marker integrated bindings, the ones with the metal rails.

From what I can see:

1- There is no center point on these skis

QUESTION: Since there is no center mark on these skis, is the boot centered on the ski when the toe piece is adjusted to the correct boot length? (related to #2 below)

YES

2- The toe piece has two screws under it and there are 'alignment marks' for length of your boot

QUESTION: Do you backout these screws and set the toe piece to the closest mark to your boot length?

YES. You have a little wiggle room to set a little bit more forward or backward (http://homeboyski.com/2008/03/01/how...lly-k2-boards/)

3- In the rear of the bindings, there is a lever/screw that you turn to lock the bindings in place.

QUESTION: I am assuming that you slide the bindings from the back of the rails and then turn the lever/screw to lock it place, correct?

YES

The piston mounting seems pretty straight forward as I can see a pilot hole for it.

I have not taken the wrappers of the skis yet and I am still somewhat thinking if I should keep the skis. I read about some complaints about these skis with the integrated bindings. Price paid was approx $500 total in April 08.

Thanks in advance for your help
Now I need to point out to you that I have never mounted my own bindings before!!! (http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=78679)

But with the Apache Stryker I did and I also set the DIN release values for the toe and the heel (http://www.dinsetting.com/) and Forward Pressure (http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=78875).

I have not yet had a chance to ski them, but I will have a torque test done on the bindings before I take them out.
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Thanks nagyg.

 

That's pretty much what I did once I figured how to do it.  My local shop confirm it too.

 

 

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