Category Archive: Mounting

Mounting tips and tricks.

Mar 24 2018

DIY 2-pin Tele: Use the Force (Luke)!

Comparing cable positions and angles for Voile's Switchback (red) and 22 Designs' Axl (blue).

Before venturing any further in chronicling tele-tech bindings, it is important to understand the forces at play in a telemark turn. For the average telemarker, this article fits in the too much information category but for do-it-yourselfers, this should prove helpful in determining the critical sweet spot of the cable pivot position. Activity The key …

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Mar 04 2014

Technique: Installing inserts for ski bindings

Installing inserts, e.g. Keensert®

  For the average skier, using inserts to mount your bindings is overkill. As long as you do a decent job and put the screws in straight, with a dab of wood glue to seal and bond the screw, you will not have any issues with your bindings ripping out. The exception is with aggressive …

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Feb 03 2014

DIY: Mounting ski bindings

Line up ski boot center with the corresponding mark on the ski.

Measure twice, cut once —Carpenter’s Rule Mounting bindings is a pretty simple operation if you’re dealing with a popular binding that your local shop has a jig for. Save yourself time and hassle and pay them to do it. The only exception is if you know they don’t sweat the details. In that case, you …

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Aug 15 2012

Technique: Removing tough screws

Heat the head of a stiff-necked screw with a soldering iron to loosen the glues' grip on the threads.

Replacing the bindings on your skis with a different pair is not all that uncommon, but it usually requires more effort than just unscrewing the screws. If the bindings were mounted properly, glue was used to seal out water and prevent the screw from vibrating loose. With good glue, it will not only prevent vibrating …

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