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Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:48 am
by bgregoire
Woodserson wrote: and if you're 15 miles from your car you should have a repair kit that takes care of this issue regardless.


Hi there woods, I'm curious to know what you have in your repair kit to solve a ripped out binding issue? I for one am not at all sure what I would do if that were to happen!

I've got a screwdriver kit to screw a loose screw back in. I can imagine carrying some 5-min epoxy to help fix the screws if they stay loose and some metal wire to tie a loose end of a binding to the ski if were to all go the hell..can I do better than this?

Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:10 pm
by Woodserson
bgregoire wrote:
Woodserson wrote: and if you're 15 miles from your car you should have a repair kit that takes care of this issue regardless.


Hi there woods, I'm curious to know what you have in your repair kit to solve a ripped out binding issue? I for one am not at all sure what I would do if that were to happen!

I've got a screwdriver kit to screw a loose screw back in. I can imagine carrying some 5-min epoxy to help fix the screws if they stay loose and some metal wire to tie a loose end of a binding to the ski if were to all go the hell..can I do better than this?


Yeah, something like this. It's going to be ugly. I'm not targeting Voilenerd specifically- I'm just making a general point: Don't be 15 miles from a car without some way to fix a ripped out binding. A ripped out binding is a bad scenario, and I'm very sympathetic for Voilenerd who now has to think about it, I totally 100% get it, and I have certainly thought about this myself with my Objectives (though my terrain around here wouldn't put me 15miles from a car on these particular skis).

But yes, screwdriver, oversized screws depending on the binding, or spare screws at the very least for you binding, and with something like the Hyper skis, one could use a hole punch on a multi tool to start an adequate new pilot hole because the paulownia is pretty soft, you just have to get through the topsheet. This is moving the binding into a new mounting area. Wire is always great to have, au cas ou. Voile straps too.

This is not a good day, the ski is ruined, but you are going to ski out.

Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:50 pm
by greatgt
Got handkerchiefs and useless straps that can and have been wrapped around bindings and ski...Heh....skied on one ski and gimped on the other....Course that was only a couple of miles....

Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:09 pm
by paulzo
If you want fail-safe binding repair that will hold unless the ski breaks in half: machine screws and t-nuts. Ski will be trashed but the binding is not coming off unless the ski breaks!

Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:33 am
by Verskis
paulzo wrote:If you want fail-safe binding repair that will hold unless the ski breaks in half: machine screws and t-nuts. Ski will be trashed but the binding is not coming off unless the ski breaks!

How do you make the holes for the screws in the backcountry?
Do you carry a drill in your pack? :D

Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:22 pm
by HBS
Verskis wrote:
paulzo wrote:If you want fail-safe binding repair that will hold unless the ski breaks in half: machine screws and t-nuts. Ski will be trashed but the binding is not coming off unless the ski breaks!

How do you make the holes for the screws in the backcountry?
Do you carry a drill in your pack? :D


They do in Alaska! https://thingstolucat.com/backcountry-s ... epair-kit/

He actually recommends carrying a drill bit that works with your bit driver and some screws and washers so you can bolt the binding back on.