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Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:23 pm
by spwath
So I was thinking about doing some Norpine skiing, mainly due to the lack of real snow coming down this season. It seems like A leash will be required for my skis, to prevent them from getting away in case they fall off. What would be the best way to attach a leash, when there is no leash hole on NNN-BC bindings?

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:39 pm
by Woodserson
They used to be sold with these little metal plates that go under the front screw and stuck out the front of the binding with a hole to add a leash. On the paper jig it even shows it and says "USA only" or something like that. Regardless, I haven't bought a pair of bindings with that thing in a few years now I think it's gone the way of the dodo. Somewhere there was a picture of Johnny, I think, with some hack. I'm sure there's a solution out there, but it may just be screwing an eye bolt into the ski in front of the binding.

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:43 pm
by spwath
Woodserson wrote:They used to be sold with these little metal plates that go under the front screw and stuck out the front of the binding with a hole to add a leash. On the paper jig it even shows it and says "USA only" or something like that. Regardless, I haven't bought a pair of bindings with that thing in a few years now I think it's gone the way of the dodo. Somewhere there was a picture of Johnny, I think, with some hack. I'm sure there's a solution out there, but it may just be screwing an eye bolt into the ski in front of the binding.
Yeah, I was thinking of just screwing something into the ski, I am just a bit wary about drilling into my brand new skis. But I suppose it may be the only way.

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:51 pm
by Woodserson
spwath wrote: Yeah, I was thinking of just screwing something into the ski, I am just a bit wary about drilling into my brand new skis. But I suppose it may be the only way.
There are a couple of good honest tinkerers here, give it a bit first, maybe we can get 2nd opinions. Did you get hassled on a lift or have AUTO bindings or just being smart and proactive?

Also, are you in the northeast?

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:56 pm
by spwath
Woodserson wrote:
spwath wrote: Yeah, I was thinking of just screwing something into the ski, I am just a bit wary about drilling into my brand new skis. But I suppose it may be the only way.
There are a couple of good honest tinkerers here, give it a bit first, maybe we can get 2nd opinions. Did you get hassled on a lift or have AUTO bindings or just being smart and proactive?

Also, are you in the northeast?
I have not even used these skis yet, I am just being proactive, dont want to loose a ski down the hill. They are manual bindings, but I have my skate skis fall off with manual bindings (usually when I am doing something I shouldent be doing on race skate skis, like going over a jump down a hill)

I am in the Northeast, upstate NY, though at the end of the month I go back to college in CT, with even less snow.

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:13 pm
by spwath
One more thing, what would I use for the leash itself, and how would it attach to me?

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:53 pm
by spwath
Found everything I needed, got a metal eye thing at home depot, got ski leashes to attach, is there anything else I should know before I take a drill to my brand new skis?

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:03 pm
by Woodserson
spwath wrote:Found everything I needed, got a metal eye thing at home depot, got ski leashes to attach, is there anything else I should know before I take a drill to my brand new skis?
Use a bit, mark the bit with electrical tape so you don't go too deep and punch through the bottom. Don't hit the trigger of the drill so hard it spins fast and rips away from you and then you drill through your base, depress slowly. (I'm sorry I don't know how much experience you have with tools, this may be all basic to you).

Pics, of course.

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:47 am
by Verskis
And don't forget to add some glue to the hole to seal the ski core!

Re: Leash for Norpine NNN-BC

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:29 pm
by spwath
Verskis wrote:And don't forget to add some glue to the hole to seal the ski core!
Ah, I did not think of that.

Any particular type of glue I am supposed to use?