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New skis - old bindings

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
I have some new (well last year's) skis.

I have some old (1999) S900 Equipe bindings. Do (should) the two go together ?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
They can go together.....

If the binding is in good condition i don't see why not. If they have been used it would be good to get the release mechanisms checked at a decent ski shop with the right equipment which can do this automatically and verify their safety rather than using your legs/knees to do it Very Happy
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As long as the bindings have been looked after, and haven't had too much use, then why not?
Without wishing to state the obvious bindings should be:
a) regularly checked/serviced;
b) NOT stored with the boots in;
c) NOT stored for long periods in the "open" position (open = ready to step into).

When I stick my planks in the loft for the summer I always shut the bindings, as per the manufacturer's recommendations, to maintain the "springyness" of the springs/clips etc. This means that my ski bag won't zip up fully but if that is what Tyrolia recommend then they must have their reasons.

I've always thought that the main benefit of having your own skis is the knowledge that your bindings are well-maintained and therefore safe. Who knows what care (if any) a hire shop give their bindings? On my 2nd ever ski trip to Val d'Isere my hire skis kept falling off becoz the bindings were knackered. You won't catch me in a hire shop now.
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ski, have a look at this http://www.skipressworld.com/indemnification/Sal_Bind_04-05.pdf
I have s9000 bindings and am very happy with them despite what the Salomon people say.
Just realised I must have got the link from http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=3749
Your choice have fun.
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I bet most manufacturers refuse to indemnify their older models when they get past a certain age. Nothing to do with trying to get you to buy the latest kit, oh no.....
As in the car industry, when your 3 year warranty is up, it's up!
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the ice perv, Dypcdiver, Thanks - unfortunatly, the Deflex plate they're on doesn't want to let go of one of the toe pieces ! Looks like I'll have to buy a new set any way......
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ski wrote:
the Deflex plate they're on doesn't want to let go of one of the toe pieces.....

Very Happy Laughing snowHead Laughing I remember having to bring out a long, very thin screwdriver, wedge the business end into a drill, wedge the bit between handle and drill under the plate, and pull and spin to get those things off the skis! Sounds as though you've the hard bit done with already.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
comprex, Ha ! Deflex Plate 0, Grinder 1 - the bindings are free ! snowHead
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ski, take a look here. Just found 2 sets of mine (newer than yours) with the single-screw adjustment are off entirely. Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad 2 more pairs to check . . ..
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the ice perv wrote:

a) regularly checked/serviced;
b) NOT stored with the boots in;
c) NOT stored for long periods in the "open" position (open = ready to step into).


Now that's worried me. A and B seem fairly sensible, but doesn't B contradict C? Or should I store them in the closed position without boots in? Or should I regularly be taking them out of storage and changing them between open / closed? If so how often? Weekly? monthly? half the off-season in each position?
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They should be stored for the summer CLOSED with NO boots in, nbt.
No need (as far as I am aware) to touch them again until the following winter, unless the skis need servicing.
These are just manufacturer's recommendations I am repeating.
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Well - back after a week. Found a shop in La Grave to mount the bindings for me (for 10 Euros !)...The skis (Dynastar Inspired), are great, bindings (S900) didn't pre-release all week (set on Cool, and Mrs Ski said they didn't look to bad either! Laughing
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'(set on Cool'

Oops that should say set on eight !
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
ski, stick a space in before the second bracket. You're not the 1st to be caught with that smiley.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
kuwait_ian, Thanks ! Cool
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