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Mounted skis - safe / unsafe?
hm...have some rossignol axiom bindings that i brought to dicks to get mounted. Apparently, he mounted them but when putting in the boot alone, the binding doesn't quite fully engage and the part of the brake that goes up when you step in only goes up halfway. The other half can be pulled up, and he hasn't tested it with a boot in there.
Anyways, he said everything is within spec, but cannot sign off on it because of this issue. I'm not sure whether I should find another pair of bindings or just use those, as they should work properly other than not going up all the way (which I guess I can do). It may also differ if my foots is in there with my weight behind it.
Why the hell were you getting skis mounted at dicks?
i have been going out in the woods and peeing while repeatedly shouting and spinning in circle for months- Dylan_B
guize..I'm on here too much.
i had exactly the same thing on my racing skis on one of the bindings. you step into it but the heel piece (being big and sort of dildoish) only comes up half way. i have to lift it the rest of the way to get my boot in. i asked a few different technicians and they said its not an issue. they couldn't really explain it but long story cut short once youre in past where the spring locks you in it wont slip out accidentally, and the spring is in a normal functional position so itll still release like its supposed to. its just the intermediate stage that it doesnt compress back properly, but thats not an issue because you dont ski it at that stage anyway. if theyre new bindings id take them back before you use them though. they'll probably just replace it.
na, they're used bindings. Got em from my bro who snagged em off of here for me.
So just pop them up every time I get in?
And Dicks...is $25 to mount vs $60 at the local crappy ski shop that dropped me after a week of working there. So i'd rather get my stuff done at Dicks than support the shop
as long as the heel piece holds your boot in you should be fine. if it holds your boot in then the spring has room to compact and it will still release. as i said its just that intermediate stage thats not working properly. the other thing i just found after a little google search is that it might not be lubricated well enough inside in the heel piece so you might want to get that checked out
Thanks for the response, think I might go with it as is then. Only ski once in a while, figure I had these chronics sitting in my room for a year and maybe shoulda sold em...oh well, mounted and now I can finally ride them
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