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Freeflex 14 BSL Adjustment for Dummies

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi-

 

I'll soon be in receipt of some skis with Freeflex 14's adjusted (I believe) to a 315mm BSL.

 

My boots are 326mm.  How difficult an adjustment should this be?  Any help &  (detailed) instructions would be fantastic!

 

Me:  6'3", 202 lbs, Type III skier, 34 years old

 

New (to me) skis:  177mm

 

I'm currently on 193's & typically use a 9.5 DIN.

 

Thanks in advance for all your help!

 

-Gian

 

P.S.  Apologies if this has been addressed before, but I'm having trouble with the search function this morning.

post #2 of 5

Depends what year the free flex bindings are.

 

This year Free Flex 14 Pro has 12 mm forward and back adjustability.  With these bindings the screw in the middle on the free flex plate is set to the nearest centimeter length of boot sole and then the heel moved forward or back for micro adjustment. 

 

If the binding is set for 31 cm and the heel adjusted back to accomodate 315mm then you will need to remount the bindings.  If the center is set to 32 cm then the heel was moved forward 5 mm and you can simply move the heel back to accomodate a 326mm boot sole.

 

In either case move the heel back to see if it opens far enougfh and you will soon know.

 

You did not mention what skis this binding is mounted on.  If it is a head Supershape, Worldcup iSL or similar on the speed plate then the plate is predrilled and you can easily remount if necessary.  If on Race Dept iSL or iGS you will need a jig and the plate will need to be redrilled.  i believe is the 92 jig.

 

Elan is pretty similar with the predrilled plates.

 

Hope this answers your question.

 

Mike

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Mike-

 

Thanks for your response!  The freeflex 14’s are on Supershape Magnums – good to know about the pre-drilled plates.  I’ll let you all know how the adjustments work out.

 

Best,

 

Gian

post #4 of 5

Gian

 

The Supershape Magnums in Canada come with the pre-drilled speed plate.  You will not need a jig.

 

On the plate under the bindings the sets of holes are marked with ranges of boot sole sizes - ex. 300-320, etc...  You simply pick the matching set of holes to your boot sole size and mount the binding accordingly.

 

With the Free Flex 14 Pro there is a setting on the free flex portion of the binding where you set it to the centimeter length of the boot.  You would ideally set it to 33.  If it is already set at 32 then do not worry.  however if at 31 or less or 34 or more you will have to remount.  Pick the set of holes on the plate that match 330 mm and mount the bindings with the free flex adjustment set to 33 cm.

 

With the older Free Flex bindings there was not a free flex centimeter adjustment so just pick the set of holes on the plate that matches to 326 mm.

 

Once the bindings are mounted then lift the tab on the back of the heel binding and move the heel back or forward to the appropriate location and put the tab down to lock.  Test the boot by stepping it into the binding.  The tab has a series of hash marks on it and with the boot sole in place the back of the binding should fall within the hash marks to indicate the correct setting.  If at the front of the hatch marks or behind the back of the hash marks is either too tight or too loose so you will have to adjust accordingly.

 

Would be a really good idea to have a certified Tyrolia binding tech take a look at the bindings or make the adjustment.

 

Magnums are nice skis.  These were my ski of choice for my last two pairs.

 

Enjoy!

 

Mike

post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by mikehoyt View Post

 


Would be a really good idea to have a certified Tyrolia binding tech take a look at the bindings or make the adjustment.

 

 

Well, after your very thorough explanation, if I need more than a minor adjustment, I'll certainly bring 'em in -- even moderate adjustments are clearly outside of my circle of competence!

 

Thanks so much for sating my curiosity!

 

-Gian

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