I dropped off my skis+bindings at a ski shop last Thursday and just picked them up (Tues. morning), having paid $50 to have them mounted.
They are Armada Halo skis (in 182cm) and Look Pivot 14 Wide bindings.
To my eye (see for yourself below), both mountings are off center by 2mm. In particular, both the left and right binding are closer to the right edge of each ski by 2mm (i.e., they are both right justified, slightly).
This is the second time this has happened to me, although the last time it was much worse, and the shop replaced my skis without my even having to ask (though I did have to point it out). This time around, I talked with the techs beforehand and asked them to be careful with the spacers. Perhaps I'm hypersensitive, but that's where you come in... I'd really appreciate hearing a range of opinions!
My questions are:
1. what should I do?
2. what level of accuracy should I have expected? 2mm? 1mm? .5mm? I would have wanted .5mm ideally.
3. does the Look binding rig support this level of accuracy or is there always some slack? (I'm guessing not, because both bindings are mounted identically, right-justified, so I'm guessing it's operator error).
4. should I get my money back? new skis? (excuse me if that sound ridiculous... just asking)
5. what would Look say? would Look say this is within tolerated accuracy?
6. FINALLY, note that these skis are for the park only. will this error have any effect? (The toe pieces are similarly shifted over, and so I think the binding integrity is fine.) (If I were a downhill racer, I would have probably demanded my money back right then and there, but I recognize that it may not be a big deal.)
(FRONT, OUTER EDGE)
(TOP, OUTER EDGE)
(FRONT, INNER EDGE)
(TOP, INNER EDGE)