bindings position

bindings position

Post by elena cana » Wed, 24 May 2000 04:00:00


I bought recently a pair of skis Madshus, Voss. I live in Spain and I am not
very sure to find here someone knowing very well where to put the bindings.
In addition, I don't see in the skis any mark showing the spot.
    I would be grateful if someone  give me an advice. I am thinking to
install NNN bindings.
 
 
 

bindings position

Post by Bob Larso » Wed, 24 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> I bought recently a pair of skis Madshus, Voss. I live in Spain and I am not
> very sure to find here someone knowing very well where to put the bindings.
> In addition, I don't see in the skis any mark showing the spot.
>     I would be grateful if someone  give me an advice. I am thinking to
> install NNN bindings.

My solution is to get a shop to install them.

Ok, here's another answer - For skate skis the pin should be at the
balance
point of each ski.  If the balance point is different by a few mm
for each ski, put the bindings at the same spot anyway.  For classic,
the ski is mounted to tip forward a bit, or so I've heard.
The idea is to keep the tip in the track.  So the pin will be
maybe 1.5 cm behind the balance point.  As far as keeping
the tips down, a stiffer cork might accomplish the same thing.
Further, the "balance point" disregards the effect of binding
and kick wax as well as dynamics of the ski's motion.
I think the balance point is just a convenient reference point.

Wouldn't it be ideal if a skier could try moving the
binding forward and back to get the best feel the way cyclists can
do with their shoe cleats?

Bob

 
 
 

bindings position

Post by Finn/Sis » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00

Elena Hi. find balance point. Measure 7cm back from it. Take C-clamb and bouth
skis .ski bases faceing  close clamp at 7cm mark till only 50 cm opening is left
in the middle of the ski. If opening forward of clamb is longer than opening
back of clamb. Pivit point of binding isto be mounted at balance point. This is
very general rule.
Quote:

> I bought recently a pair of skis Madshus, Voss. I live in Spain and I am not
> very sure to find here someone knowing very well where to put the bindings.
> In addition, I don't see in the skis any mark showing the spot.
>     I would be grateful if someone  give me an advice. I am thinking to
> install NNN bindings.


 
 
 

bindings position

Post by Matt A. Lock » Thu, 01 Jun 2000 04:00:00

|> Elena Hi. find balance point. Measure 7cm back from it. Take C-clamb and bouth
|> skis .ski bases faceing  close clamp at 7cm mark till only 50 cm opening is left
|> in the middle of the ski. If opening forward of clamb is longer than opening
|> back of clamb. Pivit point of binding isto be mounted at balance point. This is
|> very general rule.
|>

If I read this correctly, use the clamp to squeeze the skiis until the un-
compressed cambered opening of the ski is 50cm long.  At that point, I'm not sure
what the rest means.  If the opening forward of the clamp is longer mount at
the balance point?  What if it's 80% forward opening?  I think there is an
adjustment to make.  What if they are equal or less?  What now?

A little more info would be nice.

TIA,
Matthew A. Locker