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Ski Bindings - Hard to self install?

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Ski Bindings - Hard to self install?

I just won a pair of skis from [rfdlink=/forums/autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=78]ebay[/rfdlink], are the bindings hard to install yourself?

Or is it recommended I go to a pro?
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Is it the same as snowboard bindings? You just put it on the board and screw it in.......
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take it to the local shop then.... pay for a wax and ask them to put them on too...
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If you have the type of bindings that are made for your particular model of ski then it should be fairly straightforward.

If they are BNIB bindings then installation instructions should come with it.

Otherwise, try googling your bindings for instructions.

You might also try this forum: http://forums.alpinezone.com, I know one guy works in a ski shop there. I think his handle is RossiSkier.

Good luck and let us know how it works out! :)
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CSR wrote:That's the part I'm afraid of... btw my skis have riser plates.
It's really not that hard, shops probably use electronic screwdrivers but I just did it by hand. It should come with instructions too.
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batcave wrote:If you have the type of bindings that are made for your particular model of ski then it should be fairly straightforward.

If they are BNIB bindings then installation instructions should come with it.

Otherwise, try googling your bindings for instructions.

You might also try this forum: http://forums.alpinezone.com, I know one guy works in a ski shop there. I think his handle is RossiSkier.

Good luck and let us know how it works out! :)
They are BNIB, the bindings were specifically made for that model,.... thanks for your advice.
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MtX wrote:It's really not that hard, shops probably use electronic screwdrivers but I just did it by hand. It should come with instructions too.
So is it worth the $20-$25 to let a "pro" - kids who works at sportchek/spokes and slopes install my bindings?
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what bindings/skiis are they? if they are an easy to install binding system like the atomic device systems then i guess you can do it yourself, the problem is for some of them you require drilling, you dont want to drill to far into the ski or you will definately ruin it, also do you know how to calculate your own din setting? because that is also important, id recommend letting a someone at a service shop somewhere do it for you.
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SStewart wrote:what bindings/skiis are they? if they are an easy to install binding system like the atomic device systems then i guess you can do it yourself, the problem is for some of them you require drilling, you dont want to drill to far into the ski or you will definately ruin it, also do you know how to calculate your own din setting? because that is also important, id recommend letting a someone at a service shop somewhere do it for you.
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i believe those are side mounting bindings so i guess the fear of drilling into the ski doesnt exist, however id still take it to a shop just to make sure everrything goes smoothly with your new skiis.
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I think sport chek charges about 20 for instalation.

not too sure as I've never had to pay.

Also, at the ski hill they have a ski repair shop usually- so you could go there too!

you need to know your weight and also your skiing lever so they can adjust the tension/tightness of the bindings.
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Adjusting the DIN setting is easy with a large flathead screwdriver. You just need to know what setting to put it at.

On my skis, I have to crank it up way beyond what I'm supposed to have it at because I ski lots of trees and the skis would routinely come off just making a turn. The ski shops would always put it back to the recommended level and I would have to change it back.

The instructions with the bindings should have the recommended settings. However, here's a good site:

http://home.online.no/~stigbye/skiing/e ... ing-1.html

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