How to mount XC ski bindings?
February 16, 2010 6:47 AM Subscribe
How do I mount cross-country ski bindings? I'm a technically adept individual with the appropriate tools, but info (beyond "take it to the shop and let a pro do it!) is seemingly hard to find online...
With the end of season clearances on cross-country skis here I've decided to buy a set of boots, skis, and bindings. Being a combination of thrifty and accustomed to doing things myself I want to handle mounting the bindings.
It's my understanding that mounting bindings to skis is a matter of finding the right location, drilling appropriately deep (but not all the way though) holes, putting a bit of epoxy in the holes, then screwing the bindings in place. I've also read that both skis, bindings, and boots are typically marked with a center line that is aligned to establish the proper mounting location.
So, I guess my questions are as follows:
- How specifically does one determine the location for the bindings?
- What type of epoxy (if any) should be used in the screw holes?
- Except for "as deep as needed for the screws", how should the holes be drilled? I presume any material dislodged / pushed up around the hole should be removed before seating the binding.
- Are there any particular torque specs for the screws, or is a typical "snug" sufficient?