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Binding Adjustments for 20 yr Old Gear

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Just wondering if anyone can help me with an adjustment.

 

I have 20 yr old Salomon 857 Bindings on K2 Performer 190 skis.

The binding is set at #7 when I was about 160 lbs.

It goes up to 10 but I am not sure what weight that the numbers are for. 

I now am about 195 lbs.

Can anyone tell me what setting to adjust too.

 

I would like new equipment but I ski once a yr and can't justify it.

 

The last time I skiied was about 6 yrs ago and I just left the setting at the place it is at. approx. #7

 

Hope too hear from you.

 

Oneshot39

post #2 of 9

You should really take those to a shop and get a function test. Though I'm sure a reputable shop won't even touch them at this point. I would assume they are off the indemnification list. Bindings are pretty simple if you can't figure them out maybe you shouldn't be tinkering with them. Though it's your health.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

 I know how to adjust them, I just don't know to what # on the adjustment for my weight.  I never thought that I would be this weight 10 yrs ago. lol

post #4 of 9

Find a chart on the net and see what it says. Height, weight, boot sole length, skier type and age are taken into account if I remember correctly.

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Originally Posted by Skise View Post

Find a chart on the net and see what it says. Height, weight, boot sole length, skier type and age are taken into account if I remember correctly.


+1  Google "ski binding din chart" and you'll find lots of information to help you decide on an appropriate setting.  There's no guarantee the binding will function as originally designed, however.

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You should really take those to a shop and get a function test. Though I'm sure a reputable shop won't even touch them at this point. I would assume they are off the indemnification list. Bindings are pretty simple if you can't figure them out maybe you shouldn't be tinkering with them. Though it's your health.


It's definatly off the list, has been for probably 10 years.

 

Even if the binding hasn't been used in a long time, or never was used much, the material it is made out of ages and fatigues.  Just be careful.
 

post #7 of 9

857's have a plastic heel which means these are a ticking time bomb and could blow at any time. There was a great video but cannot find the link. I would suggest not using them. 

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857's have a plastic heel which means these are a ticking time bomb and could blow at any time. There was a great video but cannot find the link. I would suggest not using them. 

 

Right, and they used to blow on the huber for us the last few years they were on the list.

 

Was a new pair on eBay the other day.

 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ski-binding-Salomon-857-adults-NEW-/270686741084 

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

OK Thanks for all the suggestions and help.

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