/ Binding positioning on ski

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Parson - on 17 Dec 2012
I'm looking at attaching a set of Naxo bindings to my skis and have found some useful info on how to do this, but what I'm lacking is knowing where to position them on the ski, any answers?
krikoman - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Parson: Nail then in about 6" behind your foot, use a good long nail 3" minimum and galvanised to prevent rusting, stainless is better.
HeMa on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to krikoman:

Yah, though I would mount the Naxos to act as sinkers when fishing... preferably without a line.
Shearwater - on 17 Dec 2012
If you want to mount some bindings on your skis, the first step is to lose the naxos...

Once you've accomplished that, you'll need to have a peer at the skis. Recommended mount positions are often marked with a line on the topsheet or dimple in the sidewall, etc. What model skis are these?
rogersavery - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Parson:

Look for the line on the sidewall or top surface of the ski.

Line this up with the middle line on the boot.

It is worth printing out a template if you can find one and taping it to the ski, after spending several hours measuring exactly where it should go, then measuring again several times

You will only get one attempt once you start drilling so spend a long time measuring and measuring again and be 110% sure before you pick up the drill.

If Naxos are like fritchis you will need to be very precise with the angle of the front plate to make sure it lines up with the rear when in tour mode

Or take everything to a ski service shop and get them to do it (preferably someone with touring bindings experience)
Aly - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to rogersavery:


> Or take everything to a ski service shop and get them to do it (preferably someone with touring bindings experience)

Probably the most sensible option, although the shop will still ask you where you want the bindings mounted.

In reply to the OP: If you don't know where to mount them the best option is to get some advice from the shop, or mount just mount them on the suggested marking on the ski - at least you can't go too far wrong that way. The shop will need one of your boots (or at least the sole measurement) to do this properly.

Unless you really know what you want it's probably not a great idea to start moving the binding forward as it will alter the handling - this might give a bit more agility, but at the expense of float in the soft stuff. Mounting on the midline is really reserved for park skis, or for those with big powder skis who like hucking cliffs and landing switch.
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sdjhayes - on 21 Dec 2012
In reply to Parson: If you've not had any experience of mounting bindings before take them to a proper Ski Tech.
If you are anywhere near North Wales give me a yell. I run a company
www.ski-drop.co.uk
we specialise in Ski Tuning and Binding Mounts for Ski Touring, Mountaineering, Backcountry and Sidecountry (although we service any skis or boards)
We only charge 25 for a standard mount of bindings, which is very little to make sure that it is mounted correctly for your boot size etc.
A standard mount can be turned around within an hour.... so give us a yell:
info@ski-drop.co.uk

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