Front binding not centered

BS74BS74 Posts: 237 Baller
Question: Bought a new top of line ski at worlds yesterday, mfg. name not important. When I mounted the front binder(reflex plate) I noticed that it was not centered. All of the holes are a 1/16 to the left so binder is not centered. Rear binder not so important as I rotate it a little any way. Do you think it makes a difference? I'm sure I can take it back tomorrow for replacement as I haven't skied it yet.


  • wawaskrwawaskr Posts: 375 Crazy Baller
    I noticed that on my front insert pattern on my ski this season (very popular ski brand at Worlds). If my bio-mass movement that sits on top of this slightly miss-aligned pattern was absolutely identical and perfect every pass, I may have been concerned.
  • BS74BS74 Posts: 237 Baller
    @wawaskr : Have to also consider if I don't like the ski and go to sell it. New buyer may notice it and think he got stiffed. I think when one spends close to two grand for a ski it should be right, but don't want to be a whiner either.
  • skiboynyskiboyny Posts: 295 Baller
    If you paid full price take it back. I'd call it at least a blem..
  • gavskigavski Posts: 250 Baller
    There was a particular batch of a very popular ski in 2017, that had the fin block holes mis-aligned with the fin slot..this resulted i the fin not being perpendicular to the base of the ski..

    Defo return it.
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 952 Crazy Baller
    Take it back
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,829 Administrator

    1/16th is more than I would prefer but it's probably not enough for you to feel. I've seen much larger offsets than that.

    Your foot does not sit in your binding exactly the same by more than 1/16th from past to pass.

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  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 939 Crazy Baller
    Being at worlds and that you didn’t ski it yet, go on back to the tent and talk to them. You get to see some skiing and get it cleared up, win win.
  • DavidNDavidN Posts: 591 Crazy Baller
    If it already bothers you - return it!
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 952 Crazy Baller
    @BS74 try loosing all screws and moving the binding center and the screw back down. But if you don’t feel comfortable take it back and talk with the dealer.
  • BS74BS74 Posts: 237 Baller
    @dave2ball : I used a caliper to measure and there is a little over a 1/16 to one side, not enough play in plate. I'll take it back, I'm sure they will give me another one.
  • OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 710 Crazy Baller
    edited October 2021
    Is this ski right/left front foot specific, or universal?
  • skialexskialex Posts: 1,301 Mega Baller
    @BS74 take it back, use a key and your thumb against the bevel to measure on the spot any replacement ski... over 1/16” should be visible with naked eye anyway.
    Is this an all carbon finish ski, visible carbon, no vinyl or painted ski?
  • BS74BS74 Posts: 237 Baller
    Took it back, exchanged, no problem
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,343 Mega Baller
    Only a 16th? pfffft ... off more than that is good for silver!

    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • BS74BS74 Posts: 237 Baller
    @dchristman, looks like front is rotated, not mounted evenly to one side. I think he has some kind of hybrid Goode. It probably wouldn't have made a difference. When I took the ski back the company thanked me because it alerted them to a potential manufacturing problem.
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,343 Mega Baller
    It is actually off-center. They mentioned it on the broadcast. The ski is asymetrical.
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,032 Mega Baller
    @dchristman I don't see where he said it was a goode? Did HO or Radar or Connelly start selling an assymmetrical ski?

    Goode/Reflex/Denali have rff lff versions. Anyone else?
  • skihackerskihacker Posts: 475 Solid Baller
    Maybe I'm remembering wrong but I recall that Tgas rides a completely one off ski, one half is a particular model and the other half another, totally custom mold?
  • BS74BS74 Posts: 237 Baller
    @BraceMaker , the ski he's pictured with says Goode.
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