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