i got some free trouble makers and i just bought some salomon bindings for 25$.. im a cheap fuck and i dont want to pay to get them mounted cuz im just gunna use them in my back yard and one water ramps this summer. can i just put the bindings down with no screw in and drill the holes? does it really matter if theyre not aligned perfectly? and does anyone know what size bit to use?
you can do it.. i highly dont reccomended it tho.. mounting is pretty easy if you have a jig and are told what bits to use.. i wood probably just bring it into the shop... but it can be done, just dont recomended it..
you cannot do it without the proper drill bits. even for just messing around in your back yard, your bindings will rip out. With the proper bits, it's very simple. But i'd take it to the shop if I were you.
dude, you sound like your a bit uneducated on it, but it is easy as pie. i mount all my skis by hand, without jigs.
what you do, line up the centers on the ski, and measure out your hole spacing for the bindings. take your time, and measure precisely. check for square on everything, etc. test fit the bindings by aligning the holes and shit, and if all looks good, centerpunch the holes. get a dit thats the size of the screw body (not the threads), and mark off the exact drill depth with tape or somethin, and drill away. toss some epoxy or wood glue in there, and tighten stuff down. do not over torque anything!!! anyway, there yah go! all done. then you just gotta adjust for forward pressure and such.
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I work in shops but would still pay to have mine mounted properly rather than try it myself without the right equipment. I managed to persuade a rental shop to let me borrow their bench and gear last week to remount some old skis, so if you know how to use jigs/etc and get a good story, that would be worth a shot.
If you insist on doing it yourself, follow what the guy above said. Get your bindings squared properly - check there is equal space on each side at the front and back of each of the toe and heel. Get a 3.5mm drill bit and mark a 9mm dpth on it somehow, then mark through the bindings lightly for position and drill the ski with the binding off the ski - you need to get it very straight (vertical) for minimal risks of ripping out. Epoxy? Maybe it's a good idea in this case - it'll be hard to remove the bindings if you ever want to but will keep the binding on there. Getting the binding in the right position on the ski would be that hard part really. What binding and boot sole length is it? I could try to make you a rough paper jig if you want, which would help for toe/heel spacing at least.
Alternative: epoxy the binding stright to the ski. A guy at my old shop said they did it for a guy for a big mountain comp and it held!
This guys got it right, thats how I did it. Just be careful, if you mark the depth on the bit with tape, the tape may slide if you aren't careful. So just go slow and always recheck your depth on each hole.
I might be an adult, but I'm a minor at heart.
mine lasted all season, broke the nose of the ski before rippin the bindings out. epoxy is a bitch to get out, but they arnt impossible. if anything, you can just drill out the screws. but for what your talkin bout doin, wood glue should be fine
U don't wanna know what I think about a guy who doesn't even know what bits to use to drill TM's... but that's not the point I guess.... anyways... the glue you'll use before drilling the screws into the holes is not to hold the screws to the ski, but to lub them up (so they don't strip the core) and also to make it air and water tight, so no water can get in and fuck up your mount.... goodluck with that, but for you, I think the 20$ going to the shop should be worth it... you could always ask them to show you how, that way you could do it the next time...
I mounted my urban skis myself and I have to say they work just as well as the ones I payed 25$ to get mounted. I pretty much measured everything, squared it, used a drill press to sink it and screwed em in. I used a marker pen to mark evrything and to put through the screw holes to mark it. I just made sure everything was even and the same. You just have to be really precise and make sure you double check everything.