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Old Bindings, concern for safety?
I did use the search bar and didnt have any luck...
I have a pair of about 10 year old skis with nearly brand new Rossignol bindings. They look the same as the current pivot bindings but say Rossignol. Apparently they dont label them as Rossignol any more. Their Din goes to 14 and I know they were high end when I bought them.
Should I be concerned about putting them on a new pair of skis? Has anyone experienced issues with the spring or functionality of an old binding thats been sitting in a closet for years?
The reason this is the case is I hurt myself badly skiing and moved to California and havent really been skiing. For 10 years... I'm moving back to snow and have these already and want your advice to see if I'm setting myself for potential injury. I believe I could take them to a shop and test them as well which I would plan to do.
Thanks for any advice you can provide!
They should be fine, I am riding on bindings that are like 12 years old now, plenty of people are riding older. The pivot binding hasn't changed in so long now.
If you are really worried, see if you can find a shop that will release test them on a shit pair of skis or a 2x4 or something before you commit to putting them into your new skis. If not, worst case scenario is they mount them on your new skis, they fail the release test, then you get a new set of bindings with the same mount pattern and they use the same holes.
Most Shops should have a way to test if the binding is releasing properly. After a certain number of years a binding becomes "non-indemnified" and shops are no longer able to work on a binding. All shops should have a list of bindings that are on this list. But if you want to check if they will still release properly a shop should be able to test for this.
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