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Wobbly bindings!!!

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My barely 2 season old (less than 10 days/season) K2 with integrated binding (Marker, I believe) has developed some "play". When I bought it to a shop, I'm told this is a well-known "problem" of these bindings, and "some of them are much worse than this"!  

 

Question:

 

1) Has others heard similar stories with other (K2?) integrated bindings?

 

2) I'm told K2 will fix it "for free" by sending out a new pairs of binding + rail. But since I bought the binding in a shop far away from home, I will have to pay another shop to mount the rail ($40~$50). Is that charge "normal"? And shouldn't K2 pay for that labor?

 

3) Does the K2 "fix" solve the problem for good? Or does it simply re-start the same problem all over again (and another $40-50 in another year or two!)?

post #2 of 10

 Someone else posted about the same problem with his wife's skis.  I think his shop told him that, even if repaired, the problem would just come back eventually.

post #3 of 10

 Is it still loose with a boot clicked in to it?

post #4 of 10

solution

 

stop buying marker system bindings unless its blizzard.

 

if people stop buy them they will stop making them.

post #5 of 10

 

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

 

solution

 

stop buying marker system bindings unless its blizzard.

 

if people stop buy them they will stop making them.

 

I wouldn't even go that far.  Blizzard is still using the same old style Marker toe piece, at least for 09.  I'm not buying until they switch to the Duke/Jester toe.  Next year's slider plate eliminates the issue all together.

post #6 of 10

Are you guys saying that I will have a problem like this in near future with my Marker iPt 11.0 which i recently bought?

It's on Volkl Tigershark 10ft.

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

 

 Is it still loose with a boot clicked in to it?

No.

 

Or I should say not yet. The play only started recently.

 

But the shop said it will likely get worse. Naturally, I'm concern about safety.

post #8 of 10

Ignore it, they all have play without the boot in.

post #9 of 10

 

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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

 

Ignore it, they all have play without the boot in.

 

 

Last time this topic came up, I think we concluded there is a difference between the normal slop you get with no boot in, and the serious slop that develops as the K2 rails loosen/wear.  This is specific to the K2 setup.

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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

 

Ignore it, they all have play without the boot in.


 

They don't "all have play".

 

At least not this kind of play.

I have two pairs of skis. Both bought about the same time, both got skied more or less similar amount. The "other" (non-integrated) binding don't developed play. Or rather, not get more "playful" as the season progress.

 

Besides, this is the 3rd pairs of skis I've own. So I think I can tell what kind of "play" is typically there or not.

 

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