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Newbie Binding Question

post #1 of 5
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Hi guys, this is my first post here.

 

 

I started skiing this season, and decided it was time to upgrade from rental boots and skis. I went to a used skiing store and picked up a set of new old stock set of Salomon Performa 8 boots, K2 Apache X skis with Look Speedset bindings. I'm not sure if this is considered "good" gear, but I suppose it will get me by until I learn more and can utilize some newer stuff.

 

 

The ski store set everything up for me, and set me on my way. When I got home I noticed that the binding has a "lock" lever on the front. This is probably a stupid question, but what is the function of this "lock" lever? I just don't want to break my ankle when I fall so I thought I had better ask.

 

I have attached an image of what I'm talking about:

 

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post #2 of 5

Demo bindings need to be adjusted to cope with different boot lengths, since renters all have different size feet (!).  The Lock lever is probably set to open to adjust the binding for a new boot size and then after the correct length is obtained, the lever is set to Locked to prevent the binding accidentally slipping to a different length during use. So you probably want to leave it on 'locked' and not mess with it.

 

However, you should call the shop you bought the gear from to make sure.

post #3 of 5

Welcome to EpicSki.

 

Those definitely appear to be Demo/Rental type bindings.  As TaosMath said, if you have questions take them back to the shop to make sure you understand what they are.  They can also insure that they are set correctly.

post #4 of 5

Yup, those are look demo bindings.  Since yours isn't currently in the locked position, your bindings could *potentially* have moved since they were set.  I'd bring them back to the shop if I were you, and then you shouldn't have to worry about it after that.

post #5 of 5
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Thanks for the help guys!

 

I had them looked over and skied them at Brighton yesterday. It was like driving a car with power steering!

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