So I bought some new skis with new bindings a couple weeks ago and have skied on them twice. I don't have the greatest technical knowledge with skis as I've only owned a couple pairs. A couple of things are going on with my skis (watea 94) that have me thinking I was taken advantage of.
When the brakes are deployed, they contact my edges. I know these bindings (Dukes) are available with three brakes widths. This leads me to believe the guy at the shop wanted to make a sale, only had the bindings with the wrong size brakes, and mounted those up, assuming I wouldn't notice.
The other thing that initially slipped past me is that I think the bindings are not mounted sole center. There is a small arrow on the side of the ski which I assume is the point to line up with the sole center line on the boots. I latched my boots into the bindings and the sole center line is about 1/2 to 1 centimeter in front of this line.
The thing with the brakes pisses me off a little but I could live with it if I had to bend the brakes a little. Like I said, I'm just learning about technical aspects of skis but if I'm correct with how the bindings are mounted I feel like I've really been screwed over. I mean maybe this is where I want to be on the skis but I wanted to be mounted center sole and go from there. (skis are 178, I'm 5'8", 180lbs)
What should I do?
Edited by Mutorq - Sun, 01 Feb 09 18:51:33 GMT