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Advice needed Help with mounting BD tele bindings

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by RapidRob, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. RapidRob

    RapidRob Hard Yards

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    Hi all,
    I'm located near Castlemaine and wanting to tee up help (in exchange for beers/baked goods/etc) or pay for someone locally to mount a set of BD bindings to a pair of skis, needing new mounting holes. I've done this process once before on a set of skis with basic Rottefella bindings, but not with these BD O1s. Given current restrictions, I can't get to the hills for a while, and I don't want to compromise anyone's safety; contact-less would be ideal.
    Can anyone help a fella out with some time and expertise, or at least a pattern or a jig? No not the dance...
    Cheers, Rob
     
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  3. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    They’ll be the G3 pattern, there’s a few places to download a PDF template.
     
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  4. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Most O1s around today would have a 6 hole pattern, with only 4 holes the O1 had pull out issues.
     
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  5. RapidRob

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    Cheers folks, I appreciate the input. I believe mine are the 4 hole variety, did hear about the pull out issues only after buying them (not new, thankfully). Any idea if there's a fix for that, short of replacing/upgrading, @Telemark Phat ?
     
  6. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ski well and should not be an issue. And do not wind the cable up to 6 million foot pound torques.
     
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  7. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    And if they pull out treat as a one shot auto release system.
     
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  8. RapidRob

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  9. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like a really solid approach. May as well use it as your guide.

    I note he uses the rid stiff springs which won’t help. But he also had a pair of mid stiffs pull out but no note about how tight they were wound up.
     
  10. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just move to NTN and not bother with a binding which is a 16 year old design and has been discontinued for 6 years.

    Remember folks 75mm is only holding telemark back.
     
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  11. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    True, maybe I’ll delete my wandering that is masquerading as possible advice.
     
  12. axellotta

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    Recommend mounting them using the quiver killer inserts as these have much greater surface area with the ski core and use epoxy rather than PVA so are much stronger.

    I’ve also got a jig for Switchbacks that use a pretty standard 4 hole spacing if that is the same as yours. Also have a threading jig and tap if that helps. I’m in Macedon.
     
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  13. telenomore

    telenomore One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Nah, its the groggin stained beard that is the problem.
     
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  14. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Scroggin is too pricey, crumbled up wheat bix is the true trail mix of the crotchet you're own sandals set.
     
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    I rather like the concept of "groggin".
     
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  16. RapidRob

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    Hey Ax,
    Yeah that'd be rad to borrow some time & tools, much appreciated. I'll shoot you a pm.