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Nordica Slalom ski mounting position with XB plate

post #1 of 11
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I picked up a pair of 165 Nordica Sl race stock to try (08s i think) . They have the Nordica XB plate,  However i can not see any markings for center or toe of boot on the plate or the ski.  Any ideas on the recommended positioning on these?

TIA
post #2 of 11
Toe mount for 165 SL Volkl's is 86cm from the tail... so I'd go from there.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post

Toe mount for 165 SL Volkl's is 86cm from the tail... so I'd go from there.

Bad advice. SL skis are pretty picky about mounting point. What works for one manufacturer will not work for all and often the manufacturer's mark isn't right for a skier's personal preferences. I'd check with a local race shop or call Nordica for the measurement. FWIW, Nordica race stock skis are marked on the sidewall in yellow with the recommended mid-sole mark and the serial numbers. You might have luck checking the sidewall... although if they were skied a lot they are probably worn off.

Also note - that if you know what bindings the skis were mounted for you might be able to use a jig to figure out where the previous skier had the mid-sole lined up... BUT with the Nordica plate this is probably a bad idea because of the arrangement of the screws in the plate. It is common to have to push-in or back-out the heel of the binding in order to get certain bindings on the plate. Without asking the previous owner I don't recommend trying this method.
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Bad advice. SL skis are pretty picky about mounting point. What works for one manufacturer will not work for all and often the manufacturer's mark isn't right for a skier's personal preferences. I'd check with a local race shop or call Nordica for the measurement. FWIW, Nordica race stock skis are marked on the sidewall in yellow with the recommended mid-sole mark and the serial numbers. You might have luck checking the sidewall... although if they were skied a lot they are probably worn off.

Also note - that if you know what bindings the skis were mounted for you might be able to use a jig to figure out where the previous skier had the mid-sole lined up... BUT with the Nordica plate this is probably a bad idea because of the arrangement of the screws in the plate. It is common to have to push-in or back-out the heel of the binding in order to get certain bindings on the plate. Without asking the previous owner I don't recommend trying this method.
 

thanks HS.  Yes, the sidewall mark is worn off so no real reference point apart from the previous mount which I need to change for my small boot size.
post #5 of 11
Check back in a few minutes... I'll measure a pair of mine for you.
post #6 of 11
From my measurement it looks like ~697mm from the tail is the manufacturer's mid-sole mark on the 2008 model (the ugly white and black one). Just to give you a reference I measured the 2006 model (all black ones that shipped with no plate) which appears to be about 12mm back from the 2008 mark.
post #7 of 11
On my 07's the mark splits the 6060 (part of the aluminum 6060) in half. Or 27.5 in from the tail, sorry can't find a metric tape right now.
post #8 of 11
If there are already holes drilled, just move the heel piece up a bit if your boot is smaller. The toe point doesnt change unless you have the biggest BSL or the smallest BSL for a binding plate. ie, I use Marker plates that are pre drilled. The front and back toe holes are only used for the minimum and maximum BSL's, the middle hole is used for the rest.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier View Post

From my measurement it looks like ~697mm from the tail

On re-measuring with a much more accurate scale I came up with 699mm which ties out almost exactly with chipmtu's 27.5 inch measurement (698.5mm). I don't think you can go wrong with anything in the 697mm to 699mm range.
post #10 of 11
call the start haus, they have the ski in stock as well as the mounting points from nordica for the last 5 years.

jim
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks all.!!!

Jim, I will call tomorrow.  I also need to get back over to see you to get the aggressors aligned and plated now I have got a few days on them to bed them in.

RTTT.  It is the Nordica XB plate, not the Marker piston so not pre-drilled.  The original plan was to stick a set of markers back on and move the heel forward (with my small boot size I normally prefer to mount a bit forward anyway when it is a mid sole mark).   I then found a couple of the toe mounts have gone oversize so since I would either have to helicoil or remount i was considering sticking on a set of sollies or tyrolia instead since i don't have a marker jig and the Marker lateral spacing doesn't match up with any of the holes on my tyrolia and solly jigs.  
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