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Just bought my first pair of skis! And some binding questions?

post #1 of 9
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I have been skiing for about 7 year but have never had the privilege of living in colorado. I usually end up going out there with friends or family at least once a year and have always rented skis. Lately however I have been going frequently enough to where I though it was time to get my own skis.

 

I was looking for a good ALL MOUNTAIN ski. I love to ski everything from groomers and moguls to off piste and bowls, even a little pow. I spend very little time in the park but twin tips really appeal to me because i love to ski backwards. I ended up going with the 2010 K2 Extremes ( I hope this was a good choice, but any input or thoughts on twin tip skis that might be better for my purposes is still appreciated because I can still return the extremes).

 

Second, I was wondering what is the best way to go about mounting my bindings. I bought bindings with brakes wide enough to fit the Extremes but I have no clue how to mount them and i don't know of any places around my home (st. louis MO) that will mount them for me. Im guessing on my next trip to colorado I could go to a shop there, and have them mount the bindings for me. I am wondering how much this will cost and how long will it take?

 

Sorry for the long post but thanks for your input!

 

 

post #2 of 9

I highly recommend that on your next trip to CO you go to a good boot fitter and get boots that fit properly.  Properly fitting boots are more important than skis.

post #3 of 9
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Boots are actually the only part of the set up that i already had! I have a pair of Lange Concept Power Drivers. They seem to fit well

post #4 of 9
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Also, as far as mounting the binding, where on the ski would i want to put them?

post #5 of 9

There are threads on this and some debate (ball of foot vs. mid sole markings), but you should be just fine mounting them normally.  Look at the ski, and there should be a line across it or a marking on the side.  Line that up to the little line on the bottom side of your Langes (around the middle of the boot) and you are good to go for general skiing.  Any competent ski shop with the right jig can easily mount your bindings, but some people can still find a way to screw it up.  If you have the time, do it with a dedicated ski shop.  They will probably have every jig imaginable and will likely do the job right.

post #6 of 9

On the farthest back line, "all mountain" line,  I believe.

post #7 of 9
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I finally found an alpine shop in my area that will do it, took me about an hour + of calling around. They told me they were certified and had all the right equipment to do the job, but they said it would be 25 per ski. does this seem like a fair price, or should i wait until I get out to colorado and have a shop do it there?

post #8 of 9

$25/ski sounds like they expect to only mount one ski. But $50/pair of skis sounds about right.

post #9 of 9
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yeah i thought that was weird too, but they don't have much competition out here so i guess they can charge whatever they want to be honest

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