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Are my skis/binding messed up?
So I was mounting my skis and the tech before me had the torque drill all the way up. I screwed the front bindings in and then went to hand tighten them. As I was hand tightening I realized they were already very tight. The screws also seemed like they would keep turning no matter how much I screwed them. I stopped because I didn't want to further harm them. The binding seems like it's sturdy but I don't know if it truly is. Thoughts?
If you over tighten like that to the point that it spins forever easily then the hole is stripped. It probably feels okay because the other screws are tight. It should be skiable but you want to fix it as soon as possible. It's not doing any good like that and putting increased strain on the other screws.
And by fix do you mean remount the ski entirely?
Without seeing what you're dealing with you should take my advice with a grain of salt, but you are either looking at remounting or trying to helicoil each bad hole, or epoxying the screw into the existing hole. You can look online sometimes people mix in steel wool or fiberglass shards into the epoxy and fill the hole to set the screw. Most of the time when people are using heli-coils it is to repair a full rip out where the screw hole is fucked so in your case you might want to just try to use a slow setting epoxy and glue the screws in and see how well it holds.
Alright thank you. So I'm deciding what I should do now. Should I:
a.) Remount skis. I feel like one of the toe pieces that I used the drill for did get stripped in at least 1 screw possibly more. Everything else on both skis was mounted good.
b.) Just use the skis. Hope for the best.
Toe screw holes are stripped. You need to heli-coil those holes. I would not ski them like that, since those holes will not hold your screws in.
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