There are those ski technicians who follow the book to the letter and then there are those who think outside the box! Who find ways to make the ski go better! Who find why bindings work! Why one bindings seems to be better for some skiers!
Ski companies ( and ski shops) want skiers to buy "the package deal"; skis bindings and boots from same company! Rare is a ski shop that will now sell just the binding!!!!! What do you do when the boots from company A do not fit? What about bindings that do not "integrate into the rail system of company A!
I am not addressing this message to the "shop/store technician" since you MUST follow the directives! Rather I am addressing this to the "other ski technicians,,,the "special ski technician" that is free to answer the needs of the skier!
The Fischer ski company uses a rail system for just their bindings! You can take out this system easily by taking out the plastic cover with a thin sharp screwdriver! It will not effect the ski performance! You now have a flat surface to install any other binding!
Of course this is done with skier's informed consent!
Of course the holes are "plugged"!
Of course the skier saves money!