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Asnes Mountain Race Jr (150cm)

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:45 pm
by Buda
My son's gonna be stoked when he sees his new skis!

I've always been a fan of the Salomon SNS X-Adv bindings and boots and was bummed when they got discontinued. I found bindings and 2 pair of boots for $10 per pair. The smaller ones fit him now and he'll grow into the 2nd ones.

The problem is that the skis are very thin. Any advice on how to mount the bindings? Is it too risky to let a shop like MEC do the job?

note: I can find shorter screws but only with Phillips heads (not pozidriv). That should be ok.

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Re: Asnes Mountain Race Jr (150cm)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:09 pm
by Woodserson
So what's the problem here? The screws are too long and the ski too thin? Or the ski isn't wide enough? Not sure. This is prob Lilcliffy's domain here with his crew of young skiers rampaging the HB Forest of NB

Re: Asnes Mountain Race Jr (150cm)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:21 pm
by bgregoire
Woodserson wrote:So what's the problem here? The screws are too long and the ski too thin? Or the ski isn't wide enough? Not sure. This is prob Lilcliffy's domain here with his crew of young skiers rampaging the HB Forest of NB


LC surely has an interesting solution, but I would contact Asnes directly for details on binding placement on those sweet skis...

Re: Asnes Mountain Race Jr (150cm)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:33 pm
by fisheater
Buda, if you need shorter screws Tognar.com is a good source. I believe you are Canadian so I will assume you have a metric tape measure? Tognar measures screws from the top of the head to the point.
Personally at my age I prefer not to have somebody else turn my screws. I find paper mounting templates very satisfactory for mounting bindings. I guess I am a whole lot more tolerant of me f'ing up my skis than somebody else. That being said most of the young guys turning screws for a shop have some training and some are pretty darned good.
Good luck and sweet skis!

Re: Asnes Mountain Race Jr (150cm)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:18 pm
by Buda
Hey thank you all for chiming in.

My photo isn't clear but yes the problem is that the screws are too long. I found shorter stainless steel ones with similar threads and countersunk heads except they're robertson instead of pozidriv.

If place the binding so the bar is at the point of balance then the screws go in the deeper part of the ski so that should be ok.

I brought the skis to the pro shop this morning and discussed with one of their senior techs who said he'd do the work himself. It would take longer if I did it myself and my son is anxious to hit the trails :-)

Thanks!

Re: Asnes Mountain Race Jr (150cm)

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:06 pm
by Buda
Just to report back now that the season is over. MEC did a great job mounting the bindings and my son had a lot of fun with them.