If the shop you are mounting them at sold you the binding, they CAN get the jig, tell them to contact a rep if they have to. If you didn't buy them there go to another shop say they were given to you as a gift, and can you get them mounted. Rossi/Look use the same jig. You could do it your self, but I would HIGHLY recomen not to. I have worked in shops for almost 10 years and I have free-handed a few times and it was not perfect.
well they didnt. im looking for some binding to put on my old skis, and i dont want to get new bindings....so i thught if i find nice looks or seomthing...but the dude there said look suck any way and marker is the best -Ira
Markers are good for racers, they were designed for that type of positing first.
Look/Rossi Pivot Heals are very good for newschool but can be heavy
Salomon (8 or 9 series) are nice but have issues too, but the ti are AMAZINGLY light
Tyrolia are good, but older 3 position flex plate with totaly ruin the camber in your skis.
Geeze, well in there time were good
Atomic feel cheep, are heavy but there 3 - 5 position plate rocks and being able to lock down the toe (like a salomon 912) or unlock (like a marker) is a very nice feature.
Nordica, not much experience but I hear they are getting better.
Line, well not much to say, go back to R&D and fix the problems, concept rocks though!
All in all binding are bindings, some will hold you in in rear falls (Sal) some will let you realease in rear falls (marker) some stay with your boots (look/Ros) and some have heal & toe peices that move (Tyrolia). You need to get what works for you. I love Salomon 912ti, but others have had issues. I also love my Looks but they are heavy.
The main thing is get what you need, and get it professionally done, it not worth it to fuck up your legs, foot or body just because you could find a pro to set/install your bindings..
Agin sorry for the book, but its just an opinion. Do what you want, buy what you want, and let your skiing show them that you are good!
I took a Marker Race binding, set the dins to 14 and had my g/f stand on the tips of my skis. With my own body weight I was able to pop out backwords and fell out. I am suppose to set my din at 9.5, but usually bump it up to 11. I did the same on look & salomon and I stayed in, its just the way markers relase, if you are in a backwords fall the toe of a marker is designed to release at 1/2 the din. So when I poped, the din actually was at a 7. The reason for this (per the rep & marker) is to help reduce ACL injuries. Also when you race you will never be that far back like if ou were in a pipe or riding fakie. SO for races the binding is excelent, for newschoolers, its not the best to have. AGAIN this is just MY opinion. ITs not law, it might coontain a few mistakes....
I have worked in shops for years, I helped the reps out all the time, I was an on snow tech and I used to compete (very amature). Basicially skiing was my life!
You must be this tall>>>>>>