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rubber binders on Goode

dislanddisland Posts: 1,318 Mega Baller
edited July 2010 in Skis Fins Bindings
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Just mounted some wileys on a goode 9900. I mounted the binders to the plate and then did the velcro dual lock thing to attach the plate to the ski
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 With the G-10 plate plus the binders the ski seems heavy.
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 I could mount the wileys directly to the G-10 plate and eliminate the aluminum binder plate, but that is a big project to take the binders apart drill all the holes in the plate and  mount directly to the G-10 plate.
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 Has anyone tested in both configurations?
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 Did it make a difference?
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Dave Island- Princeton Lakes

Comments

  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Dave - get Mike to put the Wiley's directly on the G-10 plate for you.  He's done dozens of those.  But, it will still be a bit "heavy" - Wiley's always are.
    Joe Darwin
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,961 Mega Baller
    Why not just fully dual lock the bindings to the ski? Can you get enough dual lock on them so they don't come off?
    Mark Shaffer
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,318 Mega Baller
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    Chef, Good question. 2 answers.
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    1. Mounted up the Goode for a test drive. Not sure its a keeper yet. Test drive tomorrow.
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    2. To put the dual lock on the wiley I would have to strip off the nice rubber backing on the plate and once I put the dual lock on I am stuck with it.
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     Has anyone tried the configuration proposed by Chef?
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     Joe I will call Mike and see what he can turn around for me on short notice.
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    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • tjmtjm Posts: 329 Baller
    Goode's rubber bindings are the same as Wileys,  and Goode sends them out on a plate already.
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,318 Mega Baller
    Yes, Only $350, what a deal
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,285 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Have teammalibu mount ur rubber bindings on one of his plates, very inexpensive and execellent workmanship, he sets up all our skis in north La.
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,465 Mega Baller
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    My experience has been that weight directly under your feet doesn't make the ski feel any heavier in the course.
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    I theorize that weight itself doesn't really mean much -- the water is fully supporting that.  What matters is angular moment (what a lot of folks like to call "swing weight") because that effects how much energy is require to turn the ski.  Weight under your feet causes negligible change in angular moment.
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    I have no proof of this theory, of course -- but it sounds sensible and seems to match my experience.
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    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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