Ski Bindings - Hard to self install?
Or is it recommended I go to a pro?
Jan 31st, 2006 5:22 pm
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MtX wrote:Is it the same as snowboard bindings? You just put it on the board and screw it in.......
Jan 31st, 2006 8:57 pm
Jan 31st, 2006 9:06 pm
They are brand new, no need for waxing.ProfessorChaos wrote:take it to the local shop then.... pay for a wax and ask them to put them on too...
Jan 31st, 2006 9:11 pm
Feb 1st, 2006 12:46 am
It's really not that hard, shops probably use electronic screwdrivers but I just did it by hand. It should come with instructions too.CSR wrote:That's the part I'm afraid of... btw my skis have riser plates.
Feb 1st, 2006 1:00 am
They are BNIB, the bindings were specifically made for that model,.... thanks for your advice.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!
Feb 1st, 2006 1:01 am
So is it worth the $20-$25 to let a "pro" - kids who works at sportchek/spokes and slopes install my bindings?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.
Feb 1st, 2006 1:38 am
Feb 1st, 2006 1:42 am
Salomon Scream 8 with pilot risers paired with S810 TiSStewart 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.
Feb 1st, 2006 1:45 am
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Feb 2nd, 2006 10:20 am
I would suggest going to a pro shop. They have been trained by the manufacturers to know where to place the bindings according to your boot size and the size of the ski. You do NOT want to mess around with binding set up if you don't know what you're doing and end up trashing both the bindings and the skis.CSR wrote: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?
Feb 2nd, 2006 6:25 pm
Feb 7th, 2006 12:06 am
Feb 7th, 2006 12:11 am
I agree, that's why I went to Sport chek and paid the $23 to get a certified technician to do it. IN the end it was worth every penny because the stupid ebayer forgot to include the ski brakes, or took them out, I dont' know and the tech told me that they could kick me off the hills w/o them. So he actually found a pair in the shop and gave them to me for FREE!AztecSpec wrote:I work at a real ski shop part time, and let me tell you that it is worth every penny to bring your skis in to a real shop to get them adjusted and set up correctly. Although your bindings appear brand new, you just never know what might have happened to them in shipping or even laying around at the place you bought them from. Binding problems and or improper DIN settings are a really easy way to break a leg or screw up a knee for life. If you spent the money on brand new decent skis, and are going to the expense of getting to a hill and paying for lift tickets, what's another $15 (what my store charges) to make sure that everything is set up properly? It's up to you, but binding setup is the last place that I'd try to save a few bucks.
Feb 7th, 2006 12:29 am