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Older AT Binding safety.

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by fitz, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. fitz

    fitz Hard Yards

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    I have some older but very good condition AT bindings gathering a lot of dust.
    I haven't skied or even visited this forum in years. Before I pay the extra to list them here what are your thoughts on safety with respect to 10 year old bindings. Mods not trying to get around the restriction on posting in the Gear swap section. Just making sure I'm not flogging duds.
     
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  2. Slowman

    Slowman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    What make and model are they? Some have not changed all that much but some would be quite archaic. The former may be saleable the latter may be landfill.
     
  3. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just retired a set of skis and bindings today - after a lot of work sharpening edges & waxing the skis and mounting the bindings - the mounting holes were just to close to a previous set, and some of the plastic base plate of one front binding had cracked.

    I could have tried to make it work, but safety is paramount.

    Totally depends on the intensity of usage, how the bindings have been stored, the wear & tear on them from usage plus the binding model and make.

    Post up a pic or two....
     
  4. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    You could also list them for sale on the Facebook groups Gear Freak and Australian Backcountry,
    People are gobbling up 2nd hand AT gear in the season of Covid.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    People getting pretty picky with their WTB requests!
     
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  6. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe I should have said “the season of entitlement” :whistle:
     
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  7. skifree

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

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    Look carefully at the plastic parts, any cracks or crazing, any yellowing, chalkiness or brittle sounds when tapped, not good.
     
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  8. fitz

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    Thanks guys. They're Fritschi Diamir Titanal 3. About 12 years old. Probably seen less than 20 days use. They'd need a service for sure. Stored in a dark garage, so no UV exposure. Plastic looks very good. The epoxy round the mounting screws was brittle so I removed them from the skis.
     
  9. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Titanal 3 . Think i saw that film a while back.