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Correct position for mounting KneeBindings?

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After 3 seasons, a change of skis... so I have had my KneeBindings transferred from my old skis to my new ones.

But when I compare their mounting positions to the holes on my old skis, I am concerned that they haven't been mounted correctly.

I'm assuming that the mid-sole mark on the ski is indicated by raised lines - if that's the case, then it looks as if the bindings are 2 cm behind where they should be.

I found the technical manual online (for the Mist model) which says:

• Compare the Boot Mid-Sole Mark with the mid-sole mark on the ski. If they are not aligned, reposition the Mounting Template on the ski until they are aligned:
•If the ski has a mid-sole mark, line up with Boot Mid-Sole Mark with the mid-sole mark on the ski.

Following these instructions would put them in the position on my old skis.

Does anyone know if I'm right to be worried? (though that's understating how I'm feeling at the moment Sad )

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@motyl, not sure you’ll notice.
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Depends entirely on where your boot midsole is. Take a photo from the side with your boot in the new ski binding. If the midsole mark on the boot lines up with the new ski centre mark then your old bindings were wrong. If it doesn't, then your new ones are wrong.

Did you leave your boot with whoever fitted them to be sure that they were aligned correctly? If you did, and they're wrong, then they're culpable. If you didn't leave your boot, you're in for a dogfight.
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@under a new name, thanks for your comment, but I can't help thinking that there's a reason that centre marks exist on skis, boots and binding templates. Also, when I'm in my skiing-feedback loop, I'd rather know that my equipment is correctly set up and it can only be me that is the problem wink

@Raceplate, thanks that's logical - yes I left a boot and yes the midpoint of the boot is that far behind the new ski centre mark.

I didn't buy the skis from them and it's sickening to have a brand new pair drilled with unnecessary holes. While I'll be telling them how to do their job, is there anything special that the holes should be filled with?
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As stated above, install your boot and check its mid-sole line against the raised marks on the ski topsheet.

You will definately notice a -2 mount on those skis on firm snow.

To set-up KneeBindings correctly the tech should have had both of your boots as you have left and right footed ski. They have mounted the correct heel with the correct toe which is the usual cock-up.
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motyl wrote:
[b].....yes I left a boot and yes the midpoint of the boot is that far behind the new ski centre mark.

I didn't buy the skis from them and it's sickening to have a brand new pair drilled with unnecessary holes. While I'll be telling them how to do their job, is there anything special that the holes should be filled with?


You want new skis, nothing else!

They'll keep your pair and remount/sell them at a discount that'll still be more than the cost price to them to replace them so they won't be out of pocket.
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@spyderjon, many thanks for your advice, I'll get my boxing gloves out...
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