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Binding problems

im graduating soon and my parents were planning on getting me a new ski as a grad gift because my current one is beaten up and older. But long story short i bought some GOODE powershells for the new ski but they decided to get me a nice watch instead :(. not mad that i didn't get a ski and i'm very thankful but i have a problem now

The ski im currently using has way too many screw holes and it's not a flat surface. I Don't like the idea of having the interlock tape on top of the holes it's pretty sketchy. What should i do about this, any advice helps !!


  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 706 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @EmacSki4 you can easily mount those boots on the MOB release system and never need interlock tape again. Then you can also mount the system on any standard screw insert pattern without buying more tape.
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  • skiboynyskiboyny Posts: 272 Baller
    Razor blade the tops of the screw holes flat and fill with epoxy.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,653 Mega Baller
    Jb weld the holes. Use a 45 degree counter sink in a drill to ream flush. Re apply jb weld and press flat under saran wrap.

  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,628 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Try Ski-It-Again and take some graduation money to upgrade the ski.
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    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,603 Administrator
    edited June 2019
    @EmacSki4 if you're worried about putting the tape over the top of raised inserts it's not a problem. Just use an exacto or razor blade to cut out the tape going over the inserts and you're fine.

    Or are you saying that you have a really old ski that doesn't have inserts and you have holes drilled directly into the ski?

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  • EmacSki4EmacSki4 Posts: 2
    yes it has inserts, i'm going to take the advice and fill them with epoxy and just flaten it out as best i can. thanks for the responses :smile:
  • skialexskialex Posts: 1,215 Mega Baller
    Unless you’re on a VTX or similar like an Omni, you won’t have an issue
  • BCMBCM Posts: 275 Baller
    I ran interlock over the inserts for many years without filling them. Keep in mind once you fill them you can't un-fill them. I was on Powershells for nearly 12 years. I would make sure they are flush with the top of the ski and if they aren't, either file/cut them down to flush or tape around them, but I would not mess with filling them.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    @EmacSki4 the advice that @Horton provided for cutting out around the holes I think is better than filling them. Filling them with epoxy is unreversable.

    I ran a binding over inserts without any issue.
    Mark Shaffer
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,653 Mega Baller
    I was visualizing a Goode that someone had drilled. Inserts to me aren't holes.

    Having just filled my old RTP holes on my D3 that was the process I used to get the top sheet nice a flush.
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