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post #31 of 39
Here's something I tried with the 8.7 Magnum. I drilled a hole for the binding center hold-down screw 1.5 cms aft of the mid=sole hole, and when the snow gets soft and grabby I move the IQ binders back to the new rear hole, kinda like a railflex exercise. This smooths out the tendency to dive in soft, shitty conditions, and is easy to do on the hill with a quarter. It makes the ski sluggish on hard snow but works great in crud, like in PM spring snow.
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Here's something I tried with the 8.7 Magnum. I drilled a hole for the binding center hold-down screw 1.5 cms aft of the mid=sole hole, and when the snow gets soft and grabby I move the IQ binders back to the new rear hole, kinda like a railflex exercise. This smooths out the tendency to dive in soft, shitty conditions, and is easy to do on the hill with a quarter. It makes the ski sluggish on hard snow but works great in crud, like in PM spring snow.


I like it but mine DONT dive, and I have alot of other skis that are better than these that I can get before I want to switch a screw around.

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Here's something I tried with the 8.7 Magnum. I drilled a hole for the binding center hold-down screw 1.5 cms aft of the mid=sole hole, and when the snow gets soft and grabby I move the IQ binders back to the new rear hole, kinda like a railflex exercise. This smooths out the tendency to dive in soft, shitty conditions, and is easy to do on the hill with a quarter. It makes the ski sluggish on hard snow but works great in crud, like in PM spring snow.


I like it but mine DONT dive, and I have alot of other skis that are better than these that I can get before I want to switch a screw around.

I know, but it might have slipped rolleyes.gif your brilliant mind that some of us want and use ONE ski.

It's a shame! but there it is   ski.gif
 

post #34 of 39
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Here's something I tried with the 8.7 Magnum. I drilled a hole for the binding center hold-down screw 1.5 cms aft of the mid=sole hole, and when the snow gets soft and grabby I move the IQ binders back to the new rear hole, kinda like a railflex exercise. This smooths out the tendency to dive in soft, shitty conditions, and is easy to do on the hill with a quarter. It makes the ski sluggish on hard snow but works great in crud, like in PM spring snow.


I like it but mine DONT dive, and I have alot of other skis that are better than these that I can get before I want to switch a screw around.

I know, but it might have slipped rolleyes.gif your brilliant mind that some of us want and use ONE ski.

It's a shame! but there it is   ski.gif
 


yeah called "the one"

post #35 of 39
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Here's something I tried with the 8.7 Magnum. I drilled a hole for the binding center hold-down screw 1.5 cms aft of the mid=sole hole, and when the snow gets soft and grabby I move the IQ binders back to the new rear hole, kinda like a railflex exercise. This smooths out the tendency to dive in soft, shitty conditions, and is easy to do on the hill with a quarter. It makes the ski sluggish on hard snow but works great in crud, like in PM spring snow.

 

It's possible the IQ system on your ski is different in some small way from mine. But on the ones I have, you don't need to drill a hole to move the binding. You can just move the entire system 1cm at a time forward or back. See my wiki post on this topic.
 

post #36 of 39

qcanoe,

 

My system is the same as yours....except I wouldn't want to remove each binding, turn toe and heel pieces over, reset at a different bsl, slide each binding back into its track, tighten center screw....ALL on the hill, in the snow....?

 

Using my system, one can slide the COMPLETE binding to the aft hole with a quarter, on the hill, in the snow, in 3 minutes...done and DONE!

 

Compendre?

post #37 of 39
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qcanoe,

 

My system is the same as yours....except I wouldn't want to remove each binding, turn toe and heel pieces over, reset at a different bsl, slide each binding back into its track, tighten center screw....ALL on the hill, in the snow....?

 

Using my system, one can slide the COMPLETE binding to the aft hole with a quarter, on the hill, in the snow, in 3 minutes...done and DONE!

 

Compendre?



actually I looked at my the ones you can change the fore/aft position with out drilling into the ski.

post #38 of 39

I know that,

but can you remove bindings, turn over, snap heel and toe separately into new BSLs, replace bindings and tighten... all ON THE HILL with a quarter and in 3 minutes..

 

It makes it like half a railflex (a backward position only).

 

It's a convenience thing, is all...rocket science?

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qcanoe,

 

My system is the same as yours....except I wouldn't want to remove each binding, turn toe and heel pieces over, reset at a different bsl, slide each binding back into its track, tighten center screw....ALL on the hill, in the snow....?

 

Using my system, one can slide the COMPLETE binding to the aft hole with a quarter, on the hill, in the snow, in 3 minutes...done and DONE!

 

Compendre?


Okay. I get it now. I hadn't read carefully enough to understand that you wanted to do this on the fly.

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