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Toe Piece Fix

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So I picked a pair of skis for my daughter last night at the Breck ski swap- they are in good shape overall, but the plastic piece that covers the din window has broken off.  It doesn't appear that this will have any effect on release/retention, but I see 2 possible issues:

 

1.  Water/snow getting inside the internal workings of the toe piece- this is my main concern and repair suggestions are welcome.  I have a few ideas, but wondered if anyone had something else.

 

 

2.  Making sure the din is correctly set- While the numbers are missing, the line is still there, so I think I can figure it out from the other ski...looks to be about 2 now and I don't think it will be a problem to play around with it and get it where it needs to be.

 

The bindings are Salomon 305 with a DIN range of .75 to 4.5.  I am going to try and post pics.

 

Thanks

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looking online, Salomon offers a 5 year warranty on bindings.  I am not positive how old these are (but they certainly don't have 5 years of wear with bases and edges in great condition) so I plan to take them into a local shop and see what they say...

 

Ski is the Dynastar Team Speed 65

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a little more research shows them on the current section of the '06-07 of the indemnified binding list (and they don't appear on the '05-06 list), so I think I am in luck!!!

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Originally Posted by MEfree30 View Post

So I picked a pair of skis for my daughter last night at the Breck ski swap- they are in good shape overall, but the plastic piece that covers the din window has broken off.  It doesn't appear that this will have any effect on release/retention, but I see 2 possible issues:

 

1.  Water/snow getting inside the internal workings of the toe piece- this is my main concern and repair suggestions are welcome.  I have a few ideas, but wondered if anyone had something else.

 

 

2.  Making sure the din is correctly set- While the numbers are missing, the line is still there, so I think I can figure it out from the other ski...looks to be about 2 now and I don't think it will be a problem to play around with it and get it where it needs to be.

 

The bindings are Salomon 305 with a DIN range of .75 to 4.5.  I am going to try and post pics.

 

Thanks



I'm guessing but:

 

A shop should be able to test them to make sure they are functioning/set correctly.

 

Looks like a repair part a shop could get.

 

looks like a piece of plexi glass could be epoxied in there.

 

Duct tape fixes everything.

 

I'd start with going to a shop and work down the list from there.

post #6 of 9

With the DIN window missing a shop will not test them for anything.  They will tell you that the bindings are not safe to use.  That may be accurate or it may not.  Shops agree to a certain protocol with binding manufacturers in order to get indemnified and this damage exceeds the bounds of what they're allowed to test.  It doesn't matter that the bindings are still on the indemnified list.  Furthermore, it's extremely unlikely that Salomon will replace those under warranty.  Sorry to be a nay sayer

post #7 of 9

They make clear duck tape these days.  Just say'n.

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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post

With the DIN window missing a shop will not test them for anything.  They will tell you that the bindings are not safe to use.  That may be accurate or it may not.  Shops agree to a certain protocol with binding manufacturers in order to get indemnified and this damage exceeds the bounds of what they're allowed to test.  It doesn't matter that the bindings are still on the indemnified list.  Furthermore, it's extremely unlikely that Salomon will replace those under warranty.  Sorry to be a nay sayer


Why wouldn't Solomon fix/replace under warranty?  Their binding warranty is 5 years.  Based on when they were first added to the indemnified list, I think they are 4 years old max with only moderate wear and no signs of abuse.  In any case, I took them into a local shop that reps Solomon and they said they would send them back and let me know what happens.

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Well, with a bit of prompting (and some alleged phone calls from Chisty's that I never received), Solomon honored their warranty...I would have been happy if they had just repaired the binding, but they ended up replacing it with a newer model.  Per the Solomon warranty, Christy's had me reimburse them for the shipping and offered to do a remount for half price ($20 instead of $40) if the boot size had changed (or I wanted them to put them back at the same size), but said I could put them back on myself with some wood glue if the boot size was the same.  I didn't have my daughter's boots with me when I picked them up, so opted to take them home as I have remounted bindings before in the same holes. 

 

Just noticed that while the heel piece has the same screw pattern, the toe piece has a slightly longer footprint meaning at least 1 hole each ski will have to be drilled fresh.  I doubt I will take them to Christy's as I normally have my work done at Precision Ski, but they were closed so I went to the Chisty's next door (even though their Dillon store would not do the binding check the Aspen store screwed up (leaving my 230 pound advanced skiing friend on binders set below 6).

 

Happy to have new binders, but not impressed with Christy's customer service.  

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